I just wanted to let you know about a fundraiser going on this Monday, December 6th to raise money for the families of the detained hikers in Iran. Oh, how this story breaks my heart. Sheesh.
The first time I went to Iran, when I was 14 (for some reason I associate my first pair of Birkenstocks, which I inexplicably loved to wear with brightly colored socks with that age), we spent the entire summer at my uncle's house, which was basically around the corner from Zendaneh Evin. Though it wasn't explained to me, I was on some level aware of the unthinkable things that had gone on in that prison. I just figured those times had long passed.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
Out here, we only hear about a fraction of the folks who are detained and violated in that prison (or any such place, really). Way out here, we're only moved to action when there's some way we can relate to the victims. That makes me sad, though I'm guilty of it myself. But you know what? Some action is better than none, and you've always got to start somewhere.
So, if you've got a chance, stop by this fundraiser, or bake some sweets for the bakesale.
When: Monday, December 6th from 7.30-9.30pm
Where: Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA
If you'd like to contribute baked goods to the bake sale, please email David Brazil at ..