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WorldOregon presents the 2023 International Speaker Series
The 2023 International Speaker Series concludes its spotlight on bold voices addressing human rights, political and cultural polarization, and movements toward a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous future. 



Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist who gained worldwide attention when she removed her veil, or hijab, and posted a photo on her Facebook page standing proudly with her hair blowing in the wind. From that, My Stealthy Freedom was born—her viral social media campaign against compulsory hijab that became the biggest civil disobedience movement in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Today, it has almost 11 million followers.

Described by The New York Times as "The woman whose hair frightens Iran," Alinejad wrote the widely acclaimed, bestselling memoir, The Wind in My Hair, sharing her extraordinary story about living in exile, leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking change. An inspiring account about political activism, family, heritage, overcoming adversity and more, Alinejad offers a compelling and shocking look at the realities of the world we live in.

Her commitment to human rights has won her the UN Watch’s International Women’s Rights Award, the AIB Media Excellence Award, the Swiss Freethinker Association’s Freethinker Prize, and the American Jewish Committee's Moral Courage Award among other honors. Alinejad currently lives in exile in New York City.

For full biography click here. 

This event will be held in-person at 
Alberta Rose Theatre
(3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211)

Located in the heart of the thriving, eclectic Alberta Arts District

Reception and Book-signing for Masih Alinejad's inspiring story The Wind in My Hair to follow the event —no extra ticket required! 

Thanks to our partners at Broadway Books for making books available for purchase on-site at the event

Individual event tickets: $45 General ($35 WorldOregon members*) 
Student and veteran tickets: $20

Ticket purchasers will have a 30-day viewing window to watch or re-watch the event, via a password-protected, nonshareable link and will receive the link the day following the event. There will be no live-stream of this event.

Please note: All seating is General Admission

*WorldOregon members should have received an email containing a unique $10-off WorldOregon member discount-code for this event. If you did not receive your WorldOregon discount code, please contact us at (503) 306-5252 or [email protected]

Tickets are available exclusively through The Alberta Rose Theatre 

Click Here to Purchase Online 

Tickets for the final 2023 International Speaker Series event go on sale today, Tuesday, November 14 at 9 am.
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (503) 719-6055, or in person at the box office on any show night. The box office generally opens one hour before show time. Service fees on all tickets purchased in advance are the same whether purchased online, by phone, or at the box office. Day of show tickets sold at the Box Office are subject to a $1.00 surcharge. All ticket sales are non-refundable with the exception of a cancelled or rescheduled show.

 For further questions or other information please refer to the FAQ here

We’re going
December 12, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

2023 International Speaker Series: Masih Alinejad

Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
United States
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Contact: Tim DuRoche ·

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