Wednesday, April 08, 2009

One Million Signature Campaign for equality in Californian Inistitute of Art( Calart)

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The nation's first art institute to offer BFAs and MFAs in both the visual and performing arts, CalArts is dedicated to training and nurturing the next generation of professional artists, fostering brilliance and innovation within the broadest context possible. Emphasis is placed on new and experimental work and students are admitted solely on the basis of artistic ability.
This week CalArt will feature one of the most growing movements around the world by gues speaker Soraya Fallah, women rights activist and active member of the campaign, a performance by Cklara Moradian, spoken word artist and member of One Million Signature Campaign for equality, and artist and musician Goerge Gozalyan.
The One Million Signatures Campaign is a movement that started from Iran and officially launched on August 27, 2006. This movement aims to collect one million signatures in support of a petition addressed to the Iranian Parliament asking for the revision and reform of current laws, which discriminate against women. One of the main aims of the Campaign is to educate citizens and particularly women about the negative impact of these discriminatory laws on the lives of women and society as a whole. Those who agree with the aims of the Campaign can support it by signing the petition. Those who are interested in becoming more involved can become involved in local groups working on the Campaign.
The One Million Signatures Campaign has been awarded the prestigious Global Women’s Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). The members of the Campaign are pleased and honored to be recognized once again by other women’s rights activists and feminists around the world for their work.
Each year the Feminist Majority Foundation honors distinguished individuals or groups active in promoting women’s rights internationally with the Global Women’s Rights Awards. This year (2009), the Iranian One Million Signatures Campaign is the recipient of this award, "in special recognition of their ground breaking work to demand an end to discriminatory laws against women in Iran."
On April 29 Beverly Hills Hotel will host the attendees who like to see the award winners.

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