PEN American World Voices Festival happening soon

Social Justice & Art

How are artists, writers, and activists mobilizing and participating in the struggle for human rights and gender justice around the world?” is a question this panel asks at this amazing festival happening soon (May 10-13, 2023) in New York with some events in Los Angeles.

In the detailed description, we learn more about this panel: “To answer these questions, and discuss the very real risks artists take when addressing them in their work, writer, filmmaker, and human rights activist Amir Soltani will moderate a conversation with Afghani women’s rights activist Crystal Bayat, award-winning visual artist Tala Madani, Iranian poet-in-exile Nesar Mohammadi, and multimedia artist and member of the Art/Culture/Action collective Nazanin Noroozi. The program will be co-presented by The Skirball Cultural Center, and will be followed by a reception. The Cultural Partner for this program is The Farhang Foundation.

To learn more about this PEN American panel on human and gender rights, click here.

Even if you can’t attend, it’s important to know about these names, learn about these topics, and stay connected. I’ll be looking out for writing & art by these creatives.

Nazanin Noroozi, artist, courtesy of Artistic Freedom Initiative