Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening @ Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco [19 June]

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening


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19
June
18:00 - 19:15

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Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Manal al-Sharif, B.S., Computer Science; Women's Rights Activist
Banafsheh Keynoush, Ph.D., International Law and Diplomacy—Moderator

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Manal al-Sharif, who was named one of Times' 100 most influential people in 2012 and received the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent, went from being a niqab-wearing conservative to one of the most eminent voices of the women's rights movement in the Middle East.

Although she was the first woman to work in the information security division of Armco, she was forbidden to drive off campus. In 2011, when she learned the driving ban for women was custom and not law, al-Sharif became the face of the Women2Drive movement. She was imprisoned after posting a video of herself driving.

Al-Sharif will describe her fascinating story and provide an enlightened look at the current state of women in Saudi society.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
MLF: Middle East
Program organizer: Celia Menczel
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.
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