UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture

A Virtual webinar titled "The Iranian-American Diaspora and The Black Lives Matter Movement" held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, to review the historical, political, and cultural dynamics of the race and brutalities against the Black people in American society, the impact of these dynamics on the Iranian-American diaspora society and the role of diaspora as an ally.


Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University

Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University

Dr. Touraj Daryaee, Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and Professor of History at University of California, Irvine

Moderated by Dr. Annahita Mahdavi, Associate Professor, Social Sciences Dept., Long Beach City College

This event was presented by UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.