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What Do the Women Say: Dismantling Patriarchy


March 8

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Golden Thread’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day showcases the work of leading Middle Eastern women artists that are working to expose and eradicate toxic masculinity at home, at work, and on the national stage.


  • A presentation by Yemeni-American visual artist Yasmine Diaz about her collage series, One Way or Another;
  • A dramatic reading by Atosa Melody Babaoff of the short story “White Torture” by Iranian author Farnoosh Moshiri;
  • A performance by Lebanese-American singer Naima Grace Shalhoub featuring music from her album Live in San Francisco County Jail;
  • An excerpt from the documentary film The Judge by Erika Cohn and Sara Maamouri about the Arab world’s first woman Sharia judge.

After the presentations, Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian will facilitate a conversation with the participating artists and the audience. The full program is 100 minutes without intermission.

Reem’s California will sell food in the lobby starting at 6pm.

Golden Thread thanks our sponsors for this event:
Brava! for Women in the Arts
Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State

Venue: Brava

2781 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110