PEN America’s @AtRiskArtists today condemned the arrest of Iranian musician and poet #MonaBorzouei, who was taken into custody on September 28 by Iran’s security forces for reading a poem in support of the #MahsaAmini protests. https://pen.org/press-release/artists-at-risk-connection-condemns-cruel-detention-of-iranian-musician-for-sharing-a-poem-in-support-of-the-mahsa-amini-protests/
Librarians should be spending time helping kids read, not censoring.
"No longer are librarians stereotyped as buttoned-up matrons shushing children in school media centers, but as helmeted Valkyrie warriors leading kids into the nation’s culture wars." https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/opinion-book-bans-target-nonwhite-authors-and-characters/V2IOFI546VGBHJEAJTQR4PQTUQ/
"No matter what happens to the protests... the most viral song in #Iran’s history, likely to be remembered for decades to come, isn’t about resistance to America or Israel or anywhere else. It’s a song about Iranian dreams for a normal life"—@ksadjadpour https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/04/iran-arrests-musician-anthem-iran-protests-viral-mahsa-amini-shervin-hajipour-baraye