A year ago, during the Iran Election Protests I posted about a small project a friend and I embarked on, to help spread the word in solidarity with the people of Iran being oppressed. We often think we have little leverage to make change in today’s world. This morning I was once more compelled to use the tools and connections I have at hand to spread the word for change. Randy Elrod posted a blog and painting in protest of the planned stoning of an Iranian woman named Sakineh. He is asking others to stage an online protest. Here is his full post and art:
As I casually perused CNN.com this morning, an article titled “Global Protests Held Worldwide Against Iran Woman’s Execution by Stoning” jolted me from my Saturday reverie. You can read it HERE. Feeling profoundly moved to join the protest, I Googled an image search of the words “stoning muslim women.” The pictures brought hot tears of horror to my face.
I began passionately painting a watercolor and below is what came from the shock and realization that murders like this still occur in our “modern” world. I thought, why not start a blog, Twitter, and Facebook protest against the stoning of this very real person named Sakineh?
Will you please participate? CNN says that Iran has been known to stay an execution, when the protest is loud enough. If you would like to join me, please do so. If not, that is fine, I’m not trying to put you on a guilt trip.
But, I’ve spent my day off painting a watercolor in this effort, so will you take a few brief seconds and do a blog post, Twitter, or Facebook update to save Sakineh’s life??
You can simply copy and paste this post, or write your own. Please use the exact title so that we can be heard as one voice. You also have full permission to use the watercolor as your social network image, in your posts.