"Dinner with Friends"
To me, ‘peaceful’ can be the most meaningful feature of a beautiful world. No matter where we are from, what color we are, or what language we speak, we can create a beautiful day for each other with our smiles.. We, the representative of all women around the world especially the Middle East, are sitting around a table communicating while having dinner. The women’s faces that you see are my friends, family members and powerful women like Nasrin Sotoudeh and Narges Mohammadi who have screamed and fought for freedom. Each object on the table connects us together in many ways. We have words written in Persian and Hebrew language. But does everybody understand all that is written or said?. This is because we do not need words to feel each other. We still can communicate. We still can connect, no matter what we are like or where we are from. What has made us get together is one of the most impressive and powerful words in the world which is called “hope”. We can make a better world when we are together; when we sit around the same table, eating while communicating..
*The Persian poem is by a famous Iranian poet about hope and the Hebraic poem is a well-known one about love, two of them are written in a spiral way and calligraphy form on the tablecloth.
*Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer in Iran who has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians. She got imprisoned for 6 years and stopped working as a lawyer for 10 years.
*Narges Mohammadi is a human rights activist and the vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center who has been imprisoned many times and for many years. She is now imprisoned in Iran.