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February 2002

* $150,000 raised for wheelchairs to Iran
* Darvag play, Berkeley
* Film: "Maryam" in New York, Chicago, LA
* Documentary: "The Dispossessed" in London
* Music: Lian Ensemble in Berkeley
* Norooz: American Iranian Council
* Book: "Searching for Hassan" author in Cupertino
* Politics: "Evil Axis" discussion in New York
* Kurds: Writing book
* Art: Pantea rahmani in Tehran
* Norooz, Germnay
* Norooz: George Mason University
* Noruz: Saal tahvil
* Noruz: Science and Arts foundation, Los Angeles
* TV: "I Call Myself Persian: Iranians in America"
* Business: U.S. trade sanctions, New York
* Art: Royal Persian workshops
* Film: "Jomeh", Chicago
* Theater: San Francisco
* Dental: Patients for final exam, Bay Area
* Shirin Neshat, Milan, Italy
* Call for artists, Evolving Perceptions
* Multicultural festival, Canberra, Australia
* Shahrzad Dance Academy, Bay Area
* Shabaahang, Columbus, Ohio
* Monarchist demo in LA
* Noruz, Champaign, IL
* Teach Persian, University of Michigan
* Iranian American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco

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* $150,000 raised for wheelchairs to Iran

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
February 22, 2002
Contact: Niloofar M. Nouri, 510-848-0264

Persian Center distributes 500 Wheelchairs in Iran

On Valentine's Day, a delegate of representatives from Persian Center, Wheelchair Foundation, and City of Berkeley, traveled to Iran to deliver the gift of love and mobility: 500 wheelchairs for the disabled in Iran. When Soheyl Modarressi, President of Oxford Development Group, visited a facility for the disabled in Tehran last year and discovered that there were 3 wheelchairs for the 700 patients, he was immediately prompted into action. He brought the Persian Center and Wheelchair Foundation together, who collectively raised and donated $150,000 toward the purchase of 1000 wheelchairs for Iran. The first shipment of 500 wheelchairs was made in December 2001, and a tour was scheduled for their delivery in February of 2002.

The team embarked on their mission at the Red Crescent where a variety of organizations--such as Kahrizak Foundationˇwere invited to collect a portion of 250 wheelchairs. "We are having a wonderful and amazing time," reacted Mark Rhoades, Berkeley's Planning Manager; he and his wife Erin Banks spent most of the first two days assisting disabled children into their new red wheelchairs, and felt it was "the most important and rewarding work" they had done in their life. Everyone felt the joy of one young girl, who began racing across the room and refused to stop turning and spinning, once she was set in her wheelchair. Echoing the general sentiment of the group, Patrick DeTemple, Electronic Media Manager for City of Berkeley, commented that "the team's efforts are a very clear response to a very direct need; there is no confusion that we are doing a good thing."

Haft-e Teer Charity, which houses 90 disabled girls, received the remaining 250 wheelchairs on the third day. They will be using 65 of the wheelchairs and distributing the remainder to Gorouheh Koodak, Mahak Charity, Behnam Daheshpour Cancer Institute, and Rofideh Organization. "Most patients would never be able to afford a low quality or used wheelchair at 1,500,000 Rials (~ $185), let alone a brand new, high quality one, costing over 3,000,000 Rials!" exclaimed Mohammad Naimi-Yazdi, President of Haft-e-Teer. "In many cases, these wheelchairs are the finest possessions they will ever own." No exact statistics are available regarding the need for wheelchairs in Iran, but it is estimated to be 6-10% of the population. Most of the five million disabled people are a result of inter-family marriages, inaccessibility to medical facilities at birth, or poor nutrition and care during infancy.

Despite numerous distributions worldwide, Fred Gerhard, Director of Wheelchair Foundation, was overcome with emotion when he received a painting completed by one of the wheelchair recipients who draws with his neck. "We came to give the people of Iran the gift of mobility," said Gerhard, "but instead we received a greater gift of love in their eyes!" The Wheelchair Foundation, founded in 2000 with a grant from the Kenneth E. Behring Foundation, has distributed over 35,000 wheelchairs in 74 countries.

"It is amazing how one wheelchair changes someone's life entirely, affects 7-10 people around them, and moves a community of over 50 people in their circle," said Shahin Tabrizi, board member of Persian Center, who had returned to Iran after 25 years. He and Modarressi are already planning a fundraising event with other goodwill ambassador's Ahmad Behjati, proprietor of Via Centro, and Mansour Hariri of Cyrus Travel. Persian Center hopes to continue raising awareness about this serious need in Iran and partner with the Wheelchair Foundation in delivering wheelchairs worldwide.

The Persian Center is a non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to providing an environment for education, cultural celebrations, and exhibitions to promote an understanding of the Persian culture and heritage, as well as peace through education and understanding.

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* Documentary: "The Dispossessed" in London

Afghanistan Culture and Arts Association Presents

T h e D i s p o s s e s s e d
A documentary film made by Taghi Amirani set in a Taleban-controlled refugee camp during the fall of Kabul in November 2001

6:45 pm Thursday 7th March 2002

Kabul Nandara Theatre, West London and Hammersmith College
Gliddon Road W14 Nearest Tube: Barons Court

Tickets: £5

Screening followed by discussion and Q&A with Taghi Amirani

Bookings: 07950 578065 or 07870 643021


"The Dispossessed charts the fall of the Taleban from a unique perspective. A remarkable record of how fast-moving events affect ordinary lives. A quietly humane film.....powerful and dignified"
The Daily Telegraph

"A deeply affecting document"
The Guardian
"An eloquent little documentary"
The Observer
"...a stark sorrowful film that is, nevertheless, not without touches of quirky comedy."
The Sunday Times

"This moving film takes us behind the news footage to
the heart of a people battered by generations of war"
Mail on Sunday

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* Norooz: American Iranian Council

On Wednesday, March 13, 2002 in Washington, DC, the American Iranian Council (AIC) will sponsor a conference on "US-Iran Relations: Is Confrontation Necessary?" followed by an Iranian New Year Gala.

The list of speakers has not yet been finalized, but as in previous years, it will include members of Congress and hopefully officials of the Iranian and American governments. Confirmed speakers are Senator Joseph Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Chuck Hagel, and Senator Robert Torricelli. Dr. Keith Weissman of AIPAC will also speak on "Israel and US-Iran Relations," and Mr. Giandomenico Picco will speak at a UN panel on "Iran and Afghanistan: A United Nations Perspective." >>> details

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* Film: "Maryam" in New York, Chicago, LA

MARYAM
a film by Ramin Serry

OPENS FRIDAY, FEB. 22
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER
NEW YORK CITY

COMING TO LOS ANGELES IN MARCH

"AN EXTRAORDINARY FILM. 'MARYAM' IS POWERFUL, IMPORTANT AND VERY MOVING."
-ROGER EBERT

"Maryam" centers on a 17-year-old high school student, Maryam, and her family living in New Jersey in 1979. When Maryam's pro-Khomeni cousin, Ali, comes to stay with her family as anti-Iranian sentiment sweeps across the U.S., Maryam and her family are forever changed.

Starring:
Mariam Parris
David Ackert
Shaun Toub
Maziyar Jobrani
&
Shohreh Aghdashloo

PRAISE FOR "MARYAM":

"I left the theater admiring the movie not only for its ideas (it urges us to see people, not labels), but by its artistry: In a time when most movie teenagers are bubbleheaded pawns in sex comedies, here is a teenager with brains and courage."
-Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"Serry shows a remarkable gift for storytelling...funny, tense and deeply moving...this is an important film that deserves to be seen." -Rich Cline, SHADOWS ON THE WALL

"A lovely, intricate coming-of-age portrait set in a cross-cultural context...'Maryam' reps a promising debut...impressively ambitious...deeply authentic."
-Lael Lowenstein, VARIETY

"Engaging...funny and touching...exactly the sort of movie that people complain aren't being made."
-Greg Dean Schmitz, UPCOMINGMOVIES.COM


SEE "MARYAM"
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER (CORNER OF HOUSTON ST. & MERCER ST., NEW YORK CITY)
STARTS FRIDAY, FEB. 22
Advanced Sales: 777-FILM #531

"MARYAM" IS COMING SOON TO OTHER CITIES:

LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL
BEVERLY HILLS, CA
STARTS MARCH 8

MUSIC BOX THEATRE
CHICAGO, IL
STARTS APRIL 15

for more info: www.streetlightfilms.com

"One of the finest Persian ensembles anywhere, and they're right here in Los Angeles." John Schneider, KPFK, Global Village
"Liän brings a new approach to Persian music."
Wadada Leo Smith

 

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* Music: Lian Ensemble in Berkeley

Saturday, March 9th 2002  at 8 pm - Julia Morgan Center for the Arts - Berkeley, California


LIÄN ENSEMBLE
"MYSTICAL PERSIAN MUSIC with Poetry of RUMI"

Liän Ensemble  is a group of classically trained virtuoso performers and composers who perform Persian Sufi music with a unique style that combines purity of form with creative experimentation.

This exclusive concert includes guest artists Saeed Kamjoo on kamancheh, Siamak Shajarian on vocals with guest percussionists Farhad Bayat and Mehdi Mansouri. The core performers are Houman Pourmehdi on tonbak, daf, and vocals; Pirayeh Pourafar on tar and setar and Mahshid Mirzadeh on santur.

All tickets $20 Advance, $25 At the door
CBON Ticket Line 925.798.1300
For information call: 510-644-1780
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts  - 2640 College Avenue - Berkeley, CA 94704 - Main Info Line: (510) 845-8542



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* Norooz, Germnay

Norooz celebrations in Koln, Germany >>> details



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* Norooz: George Mason University

Eide Norooz show has been apart of our tradition for the past 10 years at the George Mason University Persian Club, and this year we want to entertain the largest audience yet. Our show of theatre, comedy, traditional Persian music, and performed traditional Iranian dances, is completely free to our beloved audience. This is our chance, as young, educated Iranians in America to show our family, friends, and fellow Iranians that we have not lost our culture and we love Iran and Iranians. I certainly hope that each receiver of this announcement has the opportunity to join us on Saturday, March 30th, 2002 at 7:00pm (7pm for seating, 7:30 show begins) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. There is no other show in the world like this one, conducted with the up most tastefulness in performance for our most valued Iranian family viewers.

Attached is a copy of the official flyer. Please contact us for tickets.

Ba Tashakor,
Seyyede Katayon Kasmai


Your help is much appreciated Aghaye Javid Khan.

Khoda Negahrdaretan,
Katayon Kasmai



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* Book: "Searching for Hassan" author in Cupertino

Payvand Cultural School cordially invites you to the presentation of the new critically acclaimed book:

S E A R C H I N G F O R H A S S AN:

An American Family's Journey Home to Iran

BY TERENCE WARD

"A heartening testament to the enduring power of friendship and human connection, and to how bonds of loyalty and love can survive the ravages of history and time, and can bridge the deepest and most perilous divides created by politics, culture, and religion." - Francine Prose Elle

"This is a lovely book ˇ part memoir, part family odyssey, but, most important, a wise and lyrical appreciation of one of the world's great cultures." - Joe Klein The New Yorker

"Who had a childhood like this? Other than Nabokov..."
- Adrianne Miller, Esquire

"Searching for Hassan should be required reading for US foreign policy makers." - Stephen Lyons, Bookpage

Sunday, March 3
2:30 p.m.
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, Ca 95014

Room: Forum 4

Please Park at Parking Lot "C"
Phone: (408)381-4268

email: payvand95@aol.com

Terence Ward spent his childhood in Iran and then resided in Egypt and Greece. As a cross-cultural consultant, he has advised corporations and governments in the Islamic World and the West. He now lives between New York and Florence.



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* Politics: "Evil Axis" discussion in New York

On the occasion of George W. Bush's "evil axis" speech IRAN FORUM Presents:

The difficult situation of the reformist vis a vis recent threats of Georg W. Bush against Iran.

Speakers:

1) Dr.MansoorFrhang,Professor of Political Science, Bennington College.

2)Farrokh Negahdar, fadaii organization (majarity faction).

Place: Goddard Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Ave. NE Corner of 88th St.
(Take 1 or 9 Train to 86th St. walk east to Columbus and then North to 88th St.
New York City

Date: Saturday, February, 23 2002

Time: 6:30-9 PM.

IRAN FORUM



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* Kurds: Writing book

A trustworthy American author friend of mine, who has in the past written books and articles on Iran, is once again planning to travel to the IRANIAN Kurdistan and the Kurdish Territory located north of Iraq to develop a book (see below). So, if you know of any local contacts, please inform me; I shall pass it along such information to this author with much appreciation from both of us.

Thanks for sending me this! It is quite interesting. FYI, I am starting research on a book about the Kurds and Kurdistan. I will take an approach similar to the one I took in my Iran book, and am planning on traveling to Iraqi Kurdistan in March and, with any luck, to Persian Kurdistan in the fall. Do you by any chance have any Kurdish friends who might be open to talking to me? Thanks, CB

Davood Rahni



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* Art: Pantea rahmani in Tehran



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* Noruz: Saal tahvil

Saeed Ghahramani writes:

Norouz 1381 is on Wednesday March 20, 2002 at 2:16 p.m. Washington time ( 11:16 a.m. Californa ).

It also happens to be Earth Day. United Nation in New York and Vienna will ring their peace bells at this precise moment. Check this site for more info and a nice map. Earth Day 2002 Nature's day all over the world.

Wednesday, March 20, 2002 Spring/Vernal Equinox: 2:16 PM EST One global common moment celebrating life with dedication of heart and mind to think and act as responsible Earth Trustees.

We are one human family and have only one Earth. The Peace Bell at the United Nations in New York will ring at 2:16 p.m. EST - the beginning of Spring. At the same moment (8:16 p.m., March 20, in Austria) the Peace Bell at the United Nations in Vienna will ring.



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* TV: "I Call Myself Persian: Iranians in America"

"I Call Myself Persian: Iranians in America," a half-hour documentary will air on Sacramento PBS (KVIE) on Friday night Feb 8, 2002 at 9:30pm and on Syracuse PBS (WCNY) on Mon night Feb 11, 2002 at 10:30pm.

The film is about how Iranians living in the U.S. have often been blamed whenever something anti American happens -- from the Iran hostage crisis of 79' to the WTC attacks.

Iranians talk about how they have been effected by being treated as somehow responsible for these negative activities and how they have coped with it. Edward Said and video artist Shirin Neshat reflect on the nature of stereotypes and how we deal with the issue.

A film by Tanaz Eshaghian and Sara Nodjoumi
for more information, please email icallmyselfpersian@yahoo.com



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* Art: Royal Persian workshops

Asia Society Texas and the Society of Iranian American Women for Education Invite you to a lecture in Houston by Daniel Walker Curator& Head of the Department of Islamic Art Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork On Thursday February 07, 2002 at 6:00P.M.

ROYAL PERSIAN WORKSHOPS OF16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES

River Oaks Compass Bank Building
2001 Kirby, Second Floor
Houston, Texas


Telephone 713.439.0051(Asia Society Texas)

Tickets: $10.00



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* Noruz: Science and Arts foundation, Los Angeles

Dear friends and colleagues,

You are by now probably aware of the work of the Science and Arts Foundation (SAF) in networking over 80 Iranian high schools and educational centers (please see http://science-arts.org/).

I would like to draw your attention to the following event, which will be attended by a number of well-known Iranian businessmen and women from the bay area, as well as SAF officers and prominent academic professionals from the US and abroad:

In conjunction with International Children's Book Council and the Children's Book Council of Iran, the Science and Arts Foundation will be hosting a Norooz celebration on March 2, 2002 at 6:00 pm. The event will take place at the Los Angeles Hilton and the proceeds of the fundraising will go to charity causes for Iranian youth.

The event's Master of Ceremonies will be Shahrzad Ardalan and the guests of honor are Mr. Kamran Elahian, Professor Abbas Edalat and Ms. Sogol Mafi. The event will also include:

- A four-course dinner
- Traditional folk songs
- Live entertainment; and
- A silent auction

We ask you to support our efforts to improve the quality of education for Iranian youth by attending this event and particularly by purchasing a table in the name of your company, family or along with friends.

Tickets for the event cost $100 and the cost of purchasing a table is $1,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, please email me payman@neda.com. Many thanks and hope to see you at the event on March 2!

Payman Arabshahi
818-393-6054



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* Film: "Jomeh", Chicago

Please find attached an announcement for immediate posting: The Facets Cinematheque in Chicago, IL, USA will exclusively screen -- for one week only -- the new masterful film from Iran, DJOMEH, winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Please note that the film opens at Facets this Friday, February 8, and plays for only one week. Therefore, if possible, an immediate posting of this event would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. An English and a Persian version are attached.

Please use either or both at your discretion. I thank you very much in advance for your help. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Melika Bass
Marketing Associate
Facets Multimedia
773 281 9075



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* Business: U.S. trade sanctions, New York

The Iranian-American Bar Association is pleased to invite you to a discussion on:

The Iranian Trade Sanctions and the Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

SPEAKER: Ambassador Robert H. Pelletreau
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
Partner, Afridi, Angell & Pelletreau Of Counsel, Baker Botts

DATE: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Soho Grand Hotel -- The Chart Room (Ground Floor)
310 West Broadway (corner of Grand Street)
New York, NY

Discussion will be immediately followed by a reception in the Grand Lounge, 2nd Floor of Soho Grand Hotel. Special thanks to the Mayor's Office, Division for International Business and members of the Iranian-American Forum for assisting in the organization of this event As space will be limited at this event, please RSVP to the above email address at your earliest convenience but no later than Monday, February 11th. We would appreciate you forwarding this invitation to other lawyers or non-lawyers who may be interested in this event.

For information regarding the Iranian-American Bar Association, see http://www.iaba.cc/ IABA is organized for charitable, educational,, and professional purposes, including promoting the social, economic, professional and educational advancement of Iranian-American attorneys and the broader Iranian-American community, excellence in the practice of law by Iranian-American attorneys and the administration of justice. IABA is a non-religious, independant organization and is not in any way affiliated with any other organization.



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* Theater: San Francisco

Please distribute ... Golden Thread Productions' Call for Short Plays

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2002

10-40 minute plays written by playwrights from OR themes concerning the Middle East. Limit one script per playwright. Production in festival & stipend.

Mail your script along with cover letter and bio to: Golden Thread Productions ATTN: Play Submission PMB 153, 4096 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA. 94611

'ReOrient 2002 Festival of Short Plays' is scheduled for August 8 - 25, 2002 in San Francisco, CA. USA. www.goldenthread.org



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* Dental: Patients for final exam, Bay Area

An Iranian dentist needs patients for taking her final board exam. As I understand it, she is a practicing orthodontist from Iran who is taking the final board exams. So she is not just another graduating student. Anyway, if you know anyone who can use the service, please give them the information below.

They need to contact her and set up an appointment with her to take x-rays. The x-rays will be examined to see if the patient is a good candidate for the type of procedures the board is testing her for. I think there are a variety of procedures that she is being tested on, so she may need a multiple of patients.

The treatment will be free and the patients will be compensated for their time and expense. The examination is in an office in Saratoga, but I think the final test will be in SF. Please call her as soon as you can:

Dr.'s name: Mahasti Tabib Phone numbers: (408)365-9944 or (408)307-8995



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* Call for artists, Evolving Perceptions

Evolving Perceptions' annual exhibition was developed in 1996 in order to introduce contemporary art created by Iranian and Iranian-American artists working in the United States to the greater public.

If you are an artist, living and working in the U.S., we invite you to submit your work for consideration. We welcome all subjects and themes, especially interested in works that deal with healing, identity and concepts of peace. The following media are welcomed: Painting, drawings, printmaking, photography, mixed media, installation, animation, video. Please note for works that require video and computer equipment that these must be provided by and installed by the artist. All installations will need to be throughly explained, including total space requirements and any use of electrical equipment.

Please submit the following:
1- 10-20 slides (labeled with title, medium, size)
2- Resume
3- Artist Statement (please talk about either your relationship with art or the specific body of work you are submitting for entry- 500 words or less)
4- SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to return your slides

Please submit information to:
EP Annual Exhibition
Maryam Ovissi
P.O. Box 70954
Chevy Chase, MD 20813
202-607-0754

DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2002
ARTIST NOTIFICATION: JULY 1, 2001
EXHIBITION: FALL 2002/WINTER 2003

Evolving Perceptions (EP) is an artist run organization based in Washington DC. EP is dedicated to promoting art by Iranian artists, educating ourselves about art, integrating artists into the community at large and creating a support community for Iranian and Iranian American Artists. We are working on developing a private gallery and will be announcing the opening in Spring 2003. We also have deadlines coming up for the EP Scholarship for Iranian Art Students in the U.S. Please inquire for more information. Contact Maryam Ovissi at 202-607-0754 or Sara Barzmehri at 301-610-5260 with any questions.



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* Darvag play, Berkeley

THE BEGINING OF A COLD SEASON
(Aghaze Faslee Sard)

Written By: Sepideh Koosha

With: Mojdeh Molavi, and Zahra Mahloudji
Directed by: Bella Warda

http://www.darvag.org

Opening Night: Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 PM.

Other Performances: Sunday, February 24
Saturday and Sunday March 2nd and 3rd 2002 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $13 for students and seniors.

Location: Live Oak Park Theatre. 1301 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley.

For information and reservations either call:

(510)595-4607



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* Shabaahang, Columbus, Ohio

Time: 6:30-Midnight, Saturday, March 16, 2002

Location: Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, Ohio

With Shabaahang Group (with new Singer)

The program includes dinner.

For a full view of the announcement in Persian, please visit our site at:
http://www.pazhvak.org/images/norouz.gif

Tickets: Adults (Member $35.00, Non-members $40.00)
Children (under 10) $20.00

Students can buy the ticket at the above rate and receive $5.00 refund at
the door by showing a valid ID.

The above prices apply to those whose checks are received prior to March 3,
2002 (Postmarked March 3 or earlier). From March 3 to March 10, $5.00
additional to each ticket applies. After March 10, tickets can be obtained
only at the event for after the dinner participation (at the price of
$30.00).

To purchase your tickets, please send a check and a note indicating the
number of tickets to: Iranian Cultural Association, P.O. Box 3434, Columbus,
OH 43210.

Any questions, please contact: Ms. Naraghi 614-457-2049 or Ms. Khabiri
614-457-6959.



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* Monarchist demo in LA

Hamvattanane aziz darr tazahoratte febuary 10th saate 3:00 pm darr rooberooye federal building los angeles sherkatt koneed va az hameye iranian bekhaheed ke darr een tazahoratte sarnevesht sazz sherkatt konan ta be donya befahmooneem keh jomhouriye eslami deegar ja dar iranemon nadarad!!!EEN BOZORG TAREEN TAZZAHORATEE HAST KEB DARR TOOLE 23 SALL DAR LOS ANGELES BARR GHARRAR SHODE AST !!!!!
Please forward this message to all iranians.
!!!!! EMROUZ FAGHAT ETEHAD !!!!!

www.rezapahlavi.org
www.daneshjoo.org
www.krsi.net
www.sadrhistory.com



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* Noruz, Champaign, IL

Noruz Celebration at the University of Illinois
Presented by the Persian Cultural Association

Friday, March, 29 2002
7 PM - 1 AM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Chancellor Hotel & Convention Center
1501 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Reception, Dinner, Show, DJ, & Dancing

Tickets & Info: www.uiuc.edu/ro/pca

We hope you can come celebrate this joyous and festive occasion with us,
honoring over 2,500 years of Persian heritage and culture!



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* Teach Persian, University of Michigan

January 28, 2002

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan
Persian Lecturer Position


The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan announces the position of a professional language instructor of Persian at the rank of Lecturer III, effective September 1, 2002. The successful candidate will be appointed for three years with the possibility of another three-year term. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The holder of this position will be responsible for Persian language instruction, including the management of existing and the development of new interactive and other instructional materials.

Requirements: M.A or Ph. D. in Persian language, linguistics, or language pedagogy; preferably two years of language teaching experience at the college level; and native or near-native competence in both Persian and English. Please send a letter of application and three letters of reference, and videotape if available, not to exceed 30 minutes, to: Professor Alexander Knysh, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan 2068 Frieze Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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* Iranian American Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco

Hourian Gallery presents an evening in the gallery in honor of Iranian American Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors and members
Join us to view Iranian artwork

Date: Friday, February 8th

Time: 6 to 8 pm

Place: 1843 Union Street, San Francisco


Wine and hors d'ourvre will be served.

RSVP: 415/346-6400




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* Shirin Neshat, Milan, Italy

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present:


Shirin Neshat, Curated by Giorgio Verzotti
Francesco Vezzoli, Curated by Marcella Beccaria

January 30 - May 5, 2002 contact: press@castellodirivoli.org

For full information please click below:

http://www.e-flux.com/decode.php3?cid=748

Shirin Neshat January 30 - May 5, 2002 Curated by Giorgio Verzotti Catalogue by Charta, Milan Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art is devoting a large solo exhibition to the work of Shirin Neshat. Curated by Giorgio Verzotti, the exhibition includes four video installations, the most recent of which, Pulse, Possessed and Passage, are being shown for the first time in Italy, and a selection of photographic works.



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* Multicultural festival, Canberra, Australia

Date: Saturday 9th Feb
Time: 10.30am ˇ Midnight
Location: Garema Place & City Walk Canberra City

Come and experience the world as Canberra's Multicultural communities showcase their cultures through food and performance. The streets will be filled with over 60 food stalls providing a plethora of tastes bound to satisfy even the most fussy food critic. Over 70 live performances on two stages will provide entertainment throughout the day and into the evening, providing a mystical tour around the world.




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* Shahrzad Dance Academy, Bay Area

Hello friends and colleagues,

SDA (Shahrzad Dance Academy) in San Francisco's Bay Area is recruting dancers for a performance video recording in the Spring (April or May) and a concert in the Fall.

Dancers must have some background in Ballet and/or Modern dance. The style we will be using is Classical Persian and Persian Fusion (mix of Modern and Persian). There will be compensation depending on grants received. I am attaching a flyer.

Please post, distribute, pass the word, etc.

Thanks,

Shahrzad Khorsandi, Artistic Director
Shahrzad Dance Academy

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