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Under the Buffalo: From Miniskirt to Hijab

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Evanston History Center

Under the Buffalo Series: "From Miniskirt to Hijab." Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At eighteen, she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. Saper's memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab, recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community—primarily the disparate religions and cultures. Saper will discuss her experiences and offer insight into the global fight for women’s rights. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of From Miniskirt to Hijab will be available for sale at the event.


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