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November 29-December 3, 1999 / Azar 8-12, 1378

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* Literature: Book reading in Los Angeles


* Party: Millennium party, DC
Literature: Proverbs as bridges, Washington DC
Film: Iranian films in Berkeley
Music: Shahin & Sepehr concert, Washington

* Census: Count yourself in
Academic: July Student unrest in Iran

* Politics: Sara Amir for California State Assembly
* Art: Call to artists: Art show in Los Angeles
* Info: Iranian airline industry?
* Academic: CIRA call for papers
* Literature: Parsipour's book
* Heritage: Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica
Documentary: Shamlou

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* Book reading in Los Angeles

Gelareh Asayesh, author of "Saffron Sky, A Life Between Iran and America," will be speaking at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8th on the campus of the University of Southern California. The event, sponsored by the Iranian Graduate Student Association of USC, will be held in Room 200 of the Stauffer Lecture Hall. The speech will be followed by a book sale and signing. Asayesh will also be speaking and signing books at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 12th, at Ketab Corp's book store in Westwood. She'll be speaking on KFI Radio's "Handel in the Morning" show on Thursday, Dec. 9th at 8:30 a.m. and Joe Dominic's "Beneath the Surface," at 5 p.m. Dec. 9th.

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* Iranian films in Berkeley

Iranian Cinema: December 3, 9, 10, and 15 through 19 at the New Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California. The PFA presents new features and documentaries-as well as influential 1970s films-selected in Teheran by Alissa Simon of the Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago, an institution that has presented 10 annual Iranian Film Festivals ... DETAILS HERE

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* Shahin & Sepehr concert, Washington

Shahin & Sepehr will be giving a free concert at the Discovery Flagship Store in the MCI Center in Washington DC on Saturday December 11th from 1-4 for the Holiday Celebrations. Address: 601 F Street NW Washington. Tel: 202/639-0908.

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* Millennium party, DC

The Iranian American Cultural Association of Washington DC invites you to its very last party of the millennium on Friday December 3! December is month filled with festivities -- from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, from Christmas to Shab-e Yalda! Come celebrate the holiday season with us! Join us for a night of merry-making, and win a fabulous door prize -- a weekend getaway at a resort spa ...a stay at the Tyson's Corner Ritz Carlton... and more! ... DETAILS HERE

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* U.S. census: Count yourself in

The following is a communication form Mr. Ramin Moshiri, president of the Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP) in San Diego, regarding the Census-2000 and how the Iranian community should attempt to be counted in a recognized category. Referring to the forms, it appears that there is a 'Ancestry or ethnic origin' field that should be filled as "Iranian" ... DETAILS HERE

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* July Student unrest in Iran

Journal of Iranian Research and Analysis has just published its first comprehensive issue which contains 14 scholarly articles with round table discussions among participant scholars about the July Student Unrest in Iran. It is a very timely, informative, and unique scholarly work on the Iranian political system to-date. As of now, there is no other publication like this issue of the journal in existence anywhere. Its table of content is provided below for your review. For your copy please contact: Dr. Kamran Dadkhah, Economics Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, Tel.: 617-373-2297, email: kdadkhah@lynx.dac.neu.edu ... DETAILS HERE

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* Proverbs as bridges, Washington DC

Simin Habibian, author of "1001 Persian-English Proverbs" will give a talk on "building bridges across cultures & generations: an Iranian-American journey into the world of proverbs" on Sunday, 5 December, at 3 p.m. at George Washington University's Funger Hall. This event is sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of George Washington University, the Iranian Student Foundation at the University of Maryland, the House of Iran, and the Iranian American Cultural Association of Washington DC ... DETAILS HERE

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* Sara Amir for California State Assembly

California State Senator Tom Hayden (D-23rd District, Los Angeles), who is forced out of the State Senate by term limits, has decided at the last minute to NOT run in the 42nd State Assembly District. As a result of Hayden dropping out of the race, former (1998) Green candidate for Lt. Governor Sara Amir has decided to enter the race on the last day. To support Sara, email her at <saraamir@earthlink.net> or call at 323-654-9717 and ask her where to send the contribution. In 1998, Amir received 3.1% for Lt. Governor, the highest percentage any third party candidate has received for that office since 1938.

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* Call to artists: Art show in Los Angeles

We are seeking artists for an exhibit sponsored by Society of Iranian Women in Los Angeles. The show is titled "unveiling". The subject is "Hejab: a form of suppression or liberation?". All mediums are accepted, and open to Iranian artists from around the world. The deadline for entry is January 26, 2000. To enter you must send us the following steps ... DETAILS HERE

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* Info on Iranian airline industry?

Abbas Atrvash writes: I'm in the process of writing a book in Persian about the history of the airline industry in Iran. Any publications, newspapers, articles, books and pictures will be very helpful. I'm particularly interested in information relating to years before 1927 and between 1935 and 1945. Any contribution or or any tips about available sources will be greatly appreciated. Please email: atr@idirect.com

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* CIRA call for papers

Center For Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) is pleased to announce The 18th Annual CIRA Conference at Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Maryland, USA April 28-29, 2000 The theme of the conference is IRAN 2000: "The Challenges Ahead". Submission of papers and proposals for organizing sessions on all topics related to Iran, the Middle East, and Central Asia are encouraged. Please send abstracts or proposals before December 15, 1999 to: Dr. Kamran Dadkhah, Northeastern University, Economics Department Boston, MA 02115 - or - Dr. Mehrdad Vallibeigi, American University Economics Department, 4400 Mass. Ave., Washington DC, 20016. For further information you can contact Dr. Valibeigi at 703-690-9400, or mvalibeigi@Yahoo.com

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* Documentary: Shamlou

Would you like to show a documentary about poet Ahmad Shamlou ("Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty") in your community? Here's who you should contact: Dr. Bahman Maghsoudlou (producer), The International Film and Video Center, 989 First Avenue New York NY 10022, Tel: 212-826-8848, email: ifvc@ifvc.com.

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* Parsipour's book

Doostane azizam, Salam. Shahrnoosh Parsipour has recently published a book that she had written 20 years ago but couldn't get permission to publish it then in Iran. A few closer friends of hers are trying to use the occasion of her new book to raise some funds for her. The idea is to sell the 80 books that she has received from her publisher at $100 each to those who want to support her ... DETAILS HERE

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* Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica

Pardis Minuchehr writes: Did you know that the most extensive research on Persian culture and civilization is uderway in New York City? And did you know that you could easily become a supporter of the biggest research project on Iran? If you want to know more about the Encyclopaedia Iranica project, just go to: www.iranica.com

There are many ways you could become a friend of this project. In order to find out just reply to this email. (All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law) (For Organizations: Please forward this message to your membership, friends and anyone interested.)

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