Author Roya Hakakian & Rabbi David Wolpe

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Conversations

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Free and open to the public.


UCLA Hammer Museum
(310) 443-7000


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Co-presented by Sinai Temple.

Writer Roya Hakakian and Rabbi David Wolpe discuss Iran, human rights, and the Persian Jewish diaspora.

Hakakian is an author, Farsi poet, and activist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and on NPR’s All Things Considered, among others. Her books include Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, about Iran’s terror campaign against exiled Iranian dissidents, and the memoir Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran.

Named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, Wolpe is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. He is the author of seven books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times and Why Faith Matters.

In conjunction with the exhibition Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

All Hammer public programs are free. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability.

Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

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