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Salaam Everyone,

Please join us this Thursday, October 14, at 5:00 pm CST on Zoom and in person in Pick Hall, room G22 for a book talk with Tara Kangarlou!

Tara Kangarlou is an award-winning journalist who has previously worked for NBC-LA, CNN, and Al Jazeera America. Her writing and reporting has also appeared in TIME, Vanity Fair, Al Monitor and the Huffington Post. Tara has spent much time in the Middle East covering the ongoing Syrian conflict – in particular the Syrian refugee crisis and the MENA region at large. As a result of her work in the field, in 2016 Tara founded Art of Hope – the first US nonprofit that strictly focuses on providing trauma-relief and mental health support through Art Therapy for Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon.

After nearly four years of reporting and writing, her debut book The Heartbeat of Iran was released on June 1st 2021 (IG Publishing – NY). Far from being a political narrative, The Heartbeat of Iran invites readers into the heart and soul of a country that’s often seen through news headlines and a political fog that blurs the reality of life for millions of Iranians inside the country. Each chapter is a deeply nuanced, textured, and intimate journey into the diversity of beliefs, struggles, and complexities of life in today’s Iran – all told through the real stories of its people.

As a note: this book talk will be in English.

You can join us on zoom at the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/persiancircle. You can also join us in person, in Pick Hall Room G22. Tara will be signing her book after.

We look forward to seeing you!

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