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Rosewater and To Light a Candle
Double Feature!

Sunday, April 26
Doors open at 3:30 pm
Live Skype at 4 pm
Rosewater at 4:30 pm
To Light a Candle at 6:30 pm
Expert panel discussion at 7:15 pm
Close at 8 pm

Maziar Bahari will join us LIVE via Skype at 4 pm, before the start of Rosewater!

Rosewater is the story of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian journalist who appeared on The Daily Show and was later arrested under suspicion of being a spy for the CIA. The film was produced by Jon Stewart.  To Light a Candle is a documentary produced by Bahari which addresses the Iranian laws that forbid the education of the Baha'i, the largest minority in Iran.

Purchase your tickets directly from the Peoria Riverfront Museum.  For more information, call the Museum at (309) 686-7000 or the Peoria Area World Affairs Council at (309) 677-2454.

$10 Adults
$9 Seniors (60+) and Students
$8 Children (3-17)

April Membership Meeting

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific location for the monthly meeting. 
Join us in Poplar Hall, Room 129 at 5:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Everyone is welcome to join us and learn more about your organization and how you can become more involved!  View the agenda here.

Travel to Cuba with Don Samford!

Join PAWAC's own Don Samford for a trip of a lifetime!  In cooperation with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for an exciting tour of Cuba October 17-24.  View the travel brochure and make your reservation today - only 15 travelers for this trip!

Save the Dates!
Check out the calendar for all the events on the Peoria Area World Affairs Council.

March 10:  Fulbright Scholars present "The Music of Israel and Palestine"

March 28:  45th Annual Central Illinois World Affairs Conference - "Central America and the United States: Partners and Partisans in Development and Security"

Special Movie Double Feature, Sunday, April 26 with introduction by Maziar Bahari
Rosewater and To Light a Candle

Travel with the World Affairs Councils!

Find your destination with the Philadelphia World Affairs Council!  Each trip features first-class accommodations and outstanding sites.  In addition, each trip includes an expert who offers insight along the way.  For example, join Angela Weck in June for a terrific cruise along the waterways of Russia!  Find all the details at the WAC Philadelphia site.


Educators Workshop Opportunities
Stay tuned for information about the 2013 Turkish Cultural Foundation workshop at the luncheon at the International Scholastic Bowl on November 16!  If you have not yet registered your team for the competition, please send a note to Angela Weck at or call (309) 677-2454.


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This page last updated April 1, 2015.

Peoria Area World Affairs Council - Institute for International Studies
Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL  61625