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December 13-17, 1999 / Azar 22-26, 1378

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* Market: Shanbeh baazaar, New York


* Celebrate: Yalda with music in Boston
Dance: Rhythms of Persia dance, North Carolina
Panel: Mending nations, Washington DC
Celebrate: Yalda, Seattle
Politics: Old students movement remembered

* Art: Images of old Iran, Washington DC
* Film: Iranian films on Long Island
* Film: Iranian films in Berkeley
* 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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* Shanbeh baazaar, New York

There is an Iranian fleamarket in New York (shanbeh baazaar) every first Saturday of the month at Khaneh-y-iran 1075 2nd ave (btwn 56 & 57th street), Manhattan, New York. The next one will be on January 8, at 8 pm. Free addmission. Vendors welcome at no charge.

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* Celebrate Yalda with music in Boston

The traditional Iranian music orchestra of Boston invites you to celebrate one of the ancient Persian holidays SHAB-E YALDA on December 18. Like other Persian holidays Yalda represents the victory of lights over darkness. PLACE: Hellinic Cultural Center, 25 Biglow Ave., Watertown, Massachusetts. TIMES: Saturday DEC 18, 7 pm. ADMISSION: $6. For more info call: 617-924-9507.

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* Rhythms of Persia dance, North Carolina

"Rhythms of Persia" premiere performance of the Silk Road Dance Company, in a special collaboration with the divine Mitra will be held on Saturday January 15, 2000 at the Stewart Theatre (North Carolina State University) in Raleigh, NC. Starting at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC), and the Iranian Students Association of NC State University (ISA) >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Mending nations, Washington DC

Mending Nations is a discussion about Russia, Iran and Cuba. It will be held on Friday, January 21 at The National Press Club, Washington, D.C. 529 14th Street, N.W. 13th Floor, Holeman Room from 2:00-4:00. Guest speajers: Luba Brezhnev is the niece of Leonicd Brezhnev, the man who lead the former Soviet Union for 18 years. Lailee Bakhtiar is from the Bakhtiar clan in Iran, author of Harem Letters, Chai and Host/Producer of a PBS affililate TV program "Authors & Critics". Myriam Lesnik Chavez is the Cuban born daughter-in-law of deceased labor leader Cesar Chavez. Opening and closing commentary by psychiatrist Dr. Jamshid A. Bakhtiar. For information call: 650-347-6015.

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* Yalda, Seattle

Christmas is great, but we Iranians have our own winter solstice celebration that's even more ancient. Come celebrate Yalda, the longest night of the year on Tuesday Dec. 21st at the Northwest Center, 9825 NE 24th Bellevue, Seattle, Washington. Tel: 425-452-6046. Tickets are $10 at the door, and include, reception of tea, sweets, fruit, "shab chareh", and "aajeel". We'll have music, dancing and you can try your fortune at the poetry of Hafez. Mark your calendar and tell your friends.

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* Old students movement remembered

The 40th anniversary of the Iranian students confederation and the 45th anniversary of the 16th of Azar will be celebrated in various cities around the world ... DETAILS AT

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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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* Images of old Iran, Washington DC

The Sackler Gallery in Washington DC is featuring the Iran photographs of Antoin Sevruguin until May 28, 2000. The Sevruguin exhibition includes fifty images of rulers, courtiers, and commoners, and scenes of daily life in Iran from the late 1870s to the 1930s ... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian films on Long Island

A filmmaking dynasty-in-the-making where life and art intersect and imitate one another: the work of Mohsen Makhmalbaf and daughter Samira Makhmalbaf reflects the struggle to balance modernity and tradition in Iran. Their films will be shown at the Cinema Arts Centre in Long Island, New York, starting on Dec. 10th until the 16th ... DETAILS HERE

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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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* 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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* 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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