Returning from Iran, Pittsford’s Lynda Howland says Trump’s policies hurt the average Iranian, not their rulers

Returning from Iran, Pittsford’s Lynda Howland says Trump’s policies hurt the average Iranian, not their rulers

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 4/7/19

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 4/7/19 [Forgive the wrinkle. As much as print is superior, it has its downsides.]

Recently, peace activist Lynda Howland returned from a trip to Iran sponsored by Code Pink. Today, the Democrat and Chronicle printed her Guest Essay.  Below are photos from the trip.

Typical Iranian women [Photos by Lynda Howland]

Typical Iranian women [Photos provided by Lynda Howland]

Meeting with foreign minister Zarif

Meeting with foreign minister Zarif

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Isfahan

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Guide, Iranian student, delegates Martha and Lynda

Other articles from Lynda:

Looking at refugees not as a technical problem but as a human experience

From Rochester to Nepal with love. Aiding earthquake victims with your help.

Loyal Talker readers know well Lynda Howland and her grandfather’s Spanish-American War uniform and portrait

(far left and right) Lynda; (middle) Lynda's grandfather's Spanish-American War uniform

(far left and right) Lynda at Avalon Drive; (middle) Lynda’s grandfather’s Spanish-American War uniform and portrait at the Trophy Cannon in Highland Park, at the downtown War Eagle and in Mt. Hope Cemetery

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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