OGDEN -- Weber State will welcome graphic novelist, journalist and human rights activist Amir Soltani on Wednesday as convocation speaker.
Soltani is the author of "Zahra's Paradise." The novel, told in comic book style, is the story of a mother's search for her son, a young protester who disappeared in 2009 in the Islamic Republic's gulags. The book has been translated into 16 languages.
Soltani's talk will be at noon in the Shepherd Union's Wildcat Theater. The talk is free and open to the public.
Weber State University is at 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden