UpFront

The 40 year Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution with KPFA host Shahram Aghamir; Plus: A special screening of ‘City of Joy’ in Oakland: transforming pain into power

0:08 – Headline news and analysis with Mitch and Brian

0:34 – Black History Special: Reverend Dr Harold Mayberry is the senior pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church Oakland.

1:08 – Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution. We’re joined by Shahram Aghamir is a producer and co-host of KPFA’s Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, which airs each Wednesday at 2pm.

1:34 – Christine Schuler-Deschryver is a human rights activist and director of City of Joy, a community center for women survivors of violence featured in the film, City of Joy. It’s located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, owned, and run by local Congolese, the City of Joy has flourished since it first opened its doors in June 2011, healing women from their past trauma through therapy and life skills programming while providing them with the essential ingredients needed to move forward in life – love and community.

Film: City of Joy, an award-winning film about the revolutionary leadership center in Eastern Congo where women who have suffered rape and abuse can heal and become powerful voices of change for their country.

Event: Turning Pain into Power: A Screening of the Revolutionary Film “City of Joy” at 7pm at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland.  

Talkback with:

    • Eve Ensler (playwright of The Vagina Monologues and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising),
    • Christine Schuler-Deschryver, director of City of Joy (center)
    • Aimee Allison, founder of She the People (and former KPFA host)
    • And performances by Drum Leader Afia Walking Tree and Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company

For tickets are more information click here.

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