September Feminist Friday Speaker | Dr. Cheri Shakiban

Dr. Cheri Shakiban, Professor of Mathematics, will talk of her personal experience of growing up in Iran and share her story about what her Baha'i faith meant for her throughout her life.

Date/Time

Friday, September 20, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location

Luann Dummer Center for Women

O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, Room 103


Cost

Free and open to the public

A light snack and refreshments will be provided



Dr. Cheri Shakiban, Professor of Mathematics, will talk of her personal experience of growing up in Iran and share her story about what her Baha'i faith meant for her throughout her life. Baha'i teaching includes the spiritual equality of men and women as the cornerstone of God's plan for human development and prosperity. Her practice in Baha'i  helped her overcome social prejudice and led her to succeed in her chosen field of mathematics. Dr. Shakiban will also talk about the situations of women in Iran in the past couple of decades.

A passage from the Bahai' writings Dr. Shakiban would like to share:

The world of humanity is possessed of two wings: the male and the female. So long as these two wings are not equivalent in strength, the bird will not fly. Until womankind reaches the same degree as man, until she enjoys the same arena of activity, extraordinary attainment for humanity will not be realized; humanity cannot wing its way to heights of real attainment. When the two wings . . . become equivalent in strength, enjoying the same prerogatives, the flight of humans will be exceedingly lofty and extraordinary.