Shahram speaker at Stanton meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Nadia Shahram, author of the first Declaration of Equalities for Moslem Women, will speak at the annual meeting of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association at 7 p.m. May 1, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Shahram received a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a law degree from the State University at Buffalo, where she is an adjunct professor in the law school.

Shahram’s father, an Iranian citizen and human rights activist, was taken from their home in the middle of the night and jailed by the secret police (SAVAK) for his outspoken views. This led to Shahram’s becoming an outspoken critic of Muslim culture.

She will address laws and cultural practices that are unjust and discriminatory to women in Islamic countries.

Shahram will speak in the Student Union building after the 5:30 ECSHA annual members meeting. The FMCC Foundation is the co-sponsor of the free public talk.

The members meeting will include dinner for a charge of $10 in the rear area of the Union Station Restaurant in the Student Union Building.

Reservations for the members meeting can be sent to ECSHA, P.O. Box 753, Johnstown, NY, along with a check for $10.

For more information, call Jennifer Gardella at (518) 521-8647.

By Patricia Older

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