Education Denied: Centre County Reads Kick-Off
What happens when a girl’s education is disrupted by war?
This Sunday, 2 p.m. at Schlow Library, we will start our Centre County Reads programming for the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. One of the topics in the book is how Marji’s school is affected by the changes in Iran: boys and girls are divided into separate classes, bilingual schools are outlawed, the teachers revise history depending on who is in power. Eventually her parents decide to send her away to a school in Vienna so that she can get a good education.
Women are often denied access to basic education in many parts of the world. On Sunday, Talat Azhar, the president of the State College branch of the American Association of University Women, is going to talk about the state of women’s education in Pakistan. She will be making chai tea to serve to all who attend. We will also have an Iranian Penn State student who will do a Q&A session about women’s education in Iran. Please join us in the Schlow Library's Community Room for this interesting event!