Over the last few days, the decision of San Francisco School Board to destroy the mural at the George Washington High School on one hand, and the objection of a group of university professors, artists and writers on the other, have reminded me of stories from my motherland, Iran. For the last forty years, a […]
About Shokooh Mirzadegi
Ms. Mirzadegi is an accomplished author, poet, journalist, lecturer and an international activist for cultural heritage, human rights and women’s causes. She has written over fifteen books, hundreds of articles, and created more than 400 TV programs. When she became the Editor in Chief of “Talash”, a magazine focused on cultural and literary issues, she was the youngest editor of such a credible publication.
Some of her works have been translated into English, French and Japanese. Her book “On the Other Side of Annihilation” (1979) and the prize-winning creation of hers,” That Stranger in Me” (1993), have been published in English. She is the first Iranian writer who has written a science-fiction, and in fact the collection of her writings includes novels, plays, children’s books, poetry, and extensive literary works.
She has been amongst the founders of Iranian Women Organization (in Britain), Society of Iranian writers and Artist (in Britain), Puyeshgaraan Cultural Society (Britain and USA), and Pasargad Heritage Foundation (in the USA), which is the first International NGO focused on the preservation of national, historical and cultural heritage of Iran. She is also the Editor-in-chief of SavePasargad.com. Presently, she is the founder and executive director of the “World Cultural Heritage Voices,” a non-profit NGO which was established in 2012 in the USA). The goal of this NGO is to elevate global awareness about the cultural and natural heritage endangered due to wars, governments’ negligence and political-religious discrimination.
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Please visit: http://worldculturalheritagevoices.org