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Creative Living Series: Jacqueline Saper “From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Hijab”

November 18, 2021

Creative Living Series: Jacqueline Saper “From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Hijab”

In her first-hand account of life before and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution that brought the Ayatollahs to power, Saper brings her personal perspective to a historical moment with lasting repercussions. She and her family, members of a thriving Jewish community who suddenly became outsiders, continued to live in the Islamic Republic for eight more years, hiding in the basement as Iraqi bombs fell over the city during the Iran-Iraq war. She shares a story of survival under Islamic law and her eventual escape with her husband and two young children. From Miniskirt to Hijab is the winner of the Chicago Writers Association 2020 Book of the Year Award.

Presented by the Woodstock Fine Arts Association.

Tickets are $27 and may be purchased through the box office

Event Location:
121 West Van Buren Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098

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