"Introducing our inspiring guest speaker for the 20th Annual Spring Tea & Auction, Nasim Basiri. An Iranian activist and poet, Basiri is currently working on a PhD in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University. Basiri was born in Borazjan, a southern town in Bushehr Province, Iran. She has lived and studied in different parts of the world including the Middle East, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. We are pleased to have her speak at our event!"