Quartet Euphoria of Claremont Colleges will perform at November 18, 2011 Human rights concert in support of BIHE
The faculty and administrators of Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) are sentenced to 6 years of prison by the Islamic Republic Regime of Iran. The students do not have any place to go and no one to turn to. The window for education is limited in everyone’s life to a frame of time and the government in Iran has all the power to close this window to the Baha’i youth and students. The world is too busy to care. The clock keeps ticking and precious time is running out!
In reference to a newly released website and documentary called Education Under Fire; Rainn Wilson of the Office is touring the universities around the country and bringing the academia’s attention to this serious human rights violation. An article in Bostinnovation says;
For 30 years, members of the Baha’i community were denied their right to higher education by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The film focuses on the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a grassroots university system established to educate those who had lost their rights, and how they were put under attack this past May. In opposition to the BIHE, the government raided dozens of homes, confiscating computers and materials, and detaining a number of the institution’s professors and administrators, some of whom still remain in prison. Currently, the BIHE is the only access to higher education people in Baha’i have.
CGIE strongly believes that education must be universal and available to all. We are happy to have the support of the academics. In particular we appreciate the collaboration of Quartet Euphoria playing at the upcoming human rights concert on November 18, 2011.
The following flyer provides further information.
A Human Rights Concert in Support of BIHE ‘Education Under Fire in Iran”
Presented by: Quartet Euphoria; Rachel Vetter Huang, violin; Jonathan Wright, violin; Cynthia Fogg, viola; Tom Flaherty, cello
& SANTAR Ensemble: Mystical Music of Persia: Keyvan Geula, vocals