So this is my last full day in Vancouver. I leave tomorrow morning. I fell in love with this city and I am already thinking of different ways to come back here for good 🙂
I must say that my time here has been quite touching and extremely informative. I’ve spoken with and gotten to know so many people people who have truly sacrificed so much of their lives for this movement. I will try to post whatever I have left unfinished in this blog when I get back home.
Today, Fakhteh threw me a going away party and I got to see many of the activists one last time before I leave. They were all so grateful of my blog and the work that I have done and it was quite touching.
I do wish that my time here was extended. I have so much work left to do. It is quite difficult to interview and talk to people in the movement when their schedules and locations are so far apart.
I want to thank everyone who has followed my blog and commented. And yes, that even includes Yek Irani. While I disagree with much of what he writes, he has made the discussion quite lively and presented the alternate view. For the most part, the discussions were fruitful. I especially want to thank those who were kind enough to allow me an interview. Despite the backlash that they knew they’d receive, they were kind enough to take the time to allow me to question them on their points.
All and all, I had a great time. I will continue blogging about this issue and continue my activism well beyond the end the of this fellowship (I shall let you all know where). There is much work to be done. To those activists who are reading my blog, keep up the good fight. You have my complete support!
Posted By Farzin Farzad
Posted Aug 21st, 2009