Changing gender roles
The Iranian American Cultural Association (IACA) proudly presents:
"Now, All Must Be Shared: Changing Gender Roles within the Iranian
Immigrant Family" -- A lecture by sociologist Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi.
The migration of Iranians to the United States has changed the character
of family life, but how? What new challenges, demands, and responsibilities
Iranian families confront in the host society? How have Iranians responded
to these developments? How has living in the US altered the nature of
male-female interaction? How has the immigrant experience influenced the
organization and division of family tasks? Dr. Mahdi will address these
questions based on his survey of Iranian women in the US, illuminating
transformations in gender roles within the Iranian family and their
implications for the Iranian-American community.
* PLACE & ADDRESS: Georgetown University's Intercultural Center,
Room 101. 37th & O Streets, NW in Washington, DC.
* DATE & TIME: Saturday, 19 February 2000, 1:30-3:30 pm.
* TICKET PRICE: $5.00, IACA members; $7.00, Non-members; and special
discount rate for students with a valid ID card, only $3.00!
* Please join us after Dr. Mahdi's talk for further discussion over
food and drink at the Peacock Cafe, 3251 Prospect Street, NW.
ALI AKBAR MAHDI is Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan
University. The author of three books, five monographs, and numerous articles
and reviews in both scholarly and popular English and Persian journals,
Mahdi's most recent research has focused on Iranian women and second-generation
youths in the United States.