THE NEDA PROJECT
Neda Agha-Soltan was a young woman brutally killed last June by a government militiaman as she was peacefully protesting the disputed elections in Iran. Millions of people watched footage of her death on YouTube instantly. In her death on televisions and computer screens around the world, Neda has become a worldwide symbol for human rights.
The Neda Project is a statement of solidarity with the resistance movement in Iran. “I am Neda” is a cry that you can hear in the streets of Iran after lights-out. It means that she is remembered, that any of us could be her, and that there are basic and inviolable human rights.
To learn more about Neda’s story and about how you can show your solidarity, go to NedaSpeaks.org.
“Neda” means “voice” in Farsi.
Use yours on June 8th.
1. Set your status to “I am Neda.” on facebook or anywhere.
2. Take a new profile picture with an “I am Neda” sign.
3. Upload the photo to NedaSpeaks.org.
The Airborne Toxic Event just came out with a new song dedicated to the Neda project. Check it out here: