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No War with Iran Study Group

February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Short URL: https://siliconvalleydsa.org/?p=4495

Join others to discuss the history of Iran. The group will be going through a curriculum developed by the Catalyst Project (https://collectiveliberation.org/no-war-on-iran/) “to counter the disinformation campaign about Iran, educate people about the history and current situation in Iran, and inspire people to oppose US aggression against Iran.”

The readings for this first session are below. Please come with your thoughts on the readings and be prepared to discuss them. Feel free to join even if you were unable to finish the readings. The knowledge in the room will be valuable to everyone.




  • Iranian Women’s March against Hijab, March 8th, 1979 (10 minutes):
    (A note about this film: there is a long history of liberal Western feminists fixating on the veil as a symbol of Muslim women’s oppression, and seeing Muslim women as people who need to be rescued by their enlightened sisters. This patronizing viewpoint stereotypes Muslim and Arab women, ignores the actual demands of Muslim and Arab feminists, and feeds into the U.S. government’s false claim that waging war on Arab and Muslim countries will emancipate Muslim women. Try to watch this film through the perspective of the women who are speaking and defining their own liberation.)





  • Ajam Media Collective


Academic articles, music and podcasts that “challenge simplistic representations of the region in the Western media and bring the complex debates happening in academia to a wider audience.”


Venue Info

  • Transit information: The San Jose Peace & Justice Center is one block north from San Jose State University and two blocks east from San Jose City Hall. There are six bus stops within two blocks of SJ P&J Center (lines 17, 22, 23, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73, 81, 522). See the VTA regular bus service schedule. Diridon Caltrain station is a 16 block, 28 minute walk from the SJ P&J Center. See the Caltrain weekend schedule.
  • Directions to Room: If you’re entering from the front, the room is immediately toward your right. If you’re entering from the rear parking lot, head straight toward the front of the space and the room will be on your left.
  • Wheelchair accessibility: The meeting room is on the 1st floor. There is a wheelchair lift to access the 1st floor behind the building past the gate.
  • Carpooling: We may be able to connect you to carpooling. Please contact us at info@siliconvalleydsa.org.
  • Parking: Some parking is available behind the Peace and Justice Center. Parking on the street after 6pm is free. 4th St parking lot (4th st. & San Fernando) and the SJSU Student Services Center (9th st & San Fernando) both charge $5 flat-rate parking after 6pm and are 2-3 blocks away from the Peace & Justice Center.
  • Bathroom information: The Peace & Justice Center has a wheelchair accessible, all-gender bathroom.


February 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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San Jose Peace and Justice Center


San José Peace and Justice Center
48 S 7th St
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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