June 28 - July 2, 1999 / Tir 7-11, 1378
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Iranians in U.S. politics
* Festival: Iranian festival in "Microsoft City"
* Poetry: Rumi classes in Sunnyvale
* Music: Kamkars in Chicago
* Community: Iranian Americans as minorities
* Education: Research positions in Philadelphia
* Women: International conference
* Art: 23 Iranian artists in DC
* Play: Bayzaie's The 8th Voyage of Sinbad in Berkeley
* Lectureship: Teach Persian at Manchester University, UK
* Art: Shirin Neshat in Chicago
* Music: Shahin & Sepehr free concert
* Music: Kamkars in Portland
* Actors: Iranian actors needed in San Francisco
* Astronomy: Solar eclipse delegation to Iran
* Azarbaijanis: World Congress
* Fellowship: Researchers from Iran
* Documentary: Shamlou
* Artists: Exhibit at women's conference
* Conference: Iran and the Second World War
* Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York
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* Iranians in U.S. politics
Society of Iranian Professionals
presents: "Iranians in U.S. Politics"
Panel discussion consists of prominent California-based Iranian-American
* Sara Amir(Green Party) 1998 Candidate for Lt. Governor of California
* Maziar Mafi (Democrat), first Iranian-American candidate running for
* Hamid Nahaii (Republican), Representative of National Consul of Iranian-American
Date: Friday July 9th, 1999
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Admission: $7 members, $12 non-members Location: Ballroom of Faz restaurant.
Faz is located on the corner of north Mathilda and 237. For more information
please call (408)496-9093
* Rumi classes in Sunnyvale
Bonyad-e Towhid in Sunnyvale, California, is organizing Rumi/Irfan classes.
Dr. Massihpour will present the first series of these classes starting
from Friday, July 9th. at 7.30 PM. These classes will be every other Friday
located at Sunnyvale Community Center.
Dr. Massihpour, a professor at Tehran University and a Rumi scholar,
obtained his Ph.D. in Persian Literature and Theology and has 25 years
of extensive teaching experience at Tehran University and throughout the
country. His specialty is Irfan and Persian Literature.
Admission: $10.00 per session, 45.00 per 5-sessions for non members,
$35.00 for members. Location: 550 E. Remmington Drive, Sunnyvale. For more
information, please call(408)737-1464. Yours presence is welcome. Please
tell your friends and forward this message to them.
* Iranian festival in "Microsoft City"
The 7th annual Iranian Festival will be held at Marymoor park in Redmond,
WA, on Sunday Aug. 8th, from 11AM -7 PM. (For out of towners: Redmond=Microsoft
This is a huge program with live music, both pop and traditional bands,
dance performance by Atash group from Vancouover, BC, food, children's
programs, art and crafts booths, and much much more.
Best of all the program is presented FREE of charge by the Association
of Iranians in Wshington State. Mark your calendars and bring your friends
and family. It will be a great time!!! .... DETAILS
* MUSIC: Kamkars in Chicago
Iranian & Kurdish music performed by the Kamkar Musical Group at
Chicago's Rosemont Conference Center, Donald E. Stephen Ballroom, 1st Floor,
Room 1. TIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1999, 9 PM. PRESENTED BY: Iranian House
of Greater Chicago. Ticket Price: $25. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tel: (847)
673-0614 Fax: (847) 673-0617. Email: email@example.com
* Iranian Americans as minorities
This is to inform you that on Thursday, July 1st, there will be a hearing
before the Small Business Economic Vitality and Consumer Services Committee
regarding the ordinance to provide inclusion of Iranian Americans as recognized
It is required that some 30 people show up in this hearing. Not everyone
will need to speak, but we need to present about six cases of discrimination
against Iranians, preferably related to work or getting contracts.
This should be very important for all Iranians living in this area,
especially business owners. We are trying to show that there is a significant
number of Iranian professionals in this area.
The hearing will be at San Francisco City Hall, 2nd floor on July 1st.
Please be at room 274 (office of Supervisor Newson) before 9:30 am.
* Research positions in Philadelphia
Post-doctoral and Summer Research Positions Available at Philadelphia's
Jefferson Medical Collegein the area of :
1) Identification of genes encoding novel skin proteins and study of
2) Basic mechanisms of autoimmunity and induction of tolerance The candidates
should have a strong background in molecular biology and/or cellular immunology.
A working knowledge of the yeast two-hybrid system, cDNA library screening,
cell proliferation assays and flow cytometric analysis desirable. Scientific
excellence, effective organizational skills and the ability to work in
a team-oriented group is essential. Send current CV and description of
research experience with two letters of recommendations to:
Reza F. Ghohestani, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology
Jefferson Medical College, BLSB 419
233 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
* ART: 23 Iranian artists in DC
July 10-31, 1999, Washington, DC. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July
10, 1999, 6-10pm... DETAILS
* LECTURESHIP: Teach Persian at Manchester University, UK
Applications are invited for a post of Lecturer in Persian in the Department
of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester University (UK). The post will be
held initially for five years. The successful candidate will have an excellent
research record, and will have completed a PhD or be near completion. Informal
enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies,
Dr Colin Imber, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
... DETAILS HERE
* MUSIC: Shahin & Sepehr free concert
Simin Habibian writes: Shahin & Sepehr are going to have a free
concert on July 16th at Rock Creek Park, Washington DC, at 7:30 PM. The
gates will open at 7:00 PM. This concert is sponsored by the Washington
Post. The park is located at the intersection of Colorado & 16th. street.
Tickets can be obtained the same day. Those who want to get their tickets
in advance should get it from the Washington Post office. Information:
* MUSIC: Kamkars in Portland
Kamkars in a live concert in Portland. TIME: 8:00 PM Thursday August
26th. PLACE: Portland Center for Performing Arts, SW Broadway, Portland,
Oregon. Co-sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council of Oregon (RACC)...
* ACTING: Iranian actors needed in San Francisco
Golden Thread Productions is casting for the following roles as part
of Six Plays- en short, a collection of short plays exploring life in and
after the Middle East. Male, 30-40's, female, 30-40's, 20's boy. Rehearsals
in July, evenings & weekends, in San Francisco Bay Area. Performances
in August at the Exit Theatre in San Francisco. Wed- Sat, 8 pm. Send headshot
& resume to Golden Thread Productions, BMP 153, 4096 Piedmont Ave.,
Oakland, CA. 94611... MORE INFO
* The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000
The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation
presents: The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000 - July 2-5,
1999 Montreal, Canada Concordia University... DETAILS
* POETRY: Karimi Hakkak's poetry classes
Dr Karimi Hakkak will be giving a series of literature seminars on Rumi
and Hafez. The series will start in Oct 1999 and will end in May 2000.
Seminars will be held on second Sunday of each month. Exact time of the
day and place TBD. The cost will be $25 per session, payable in whole on
the first class session. confirm
with me as soon as you can if you are interested AND committed to attend
Dr Hakkak's lecture series ... DETAILS
* Solar eclipse delegation on goodwill mission to Iran
June 5, 1999 - Washington, DC: Dr. Alan Hale, Director of the Southwest
Institute for Space Research, and co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp -- which
shone brightly in the spring skies two years ago -- will lead a delegation
of private US citizens to Iran to view the total solar eclipse on August
11th, 1999. He has just made available a limited number of positions for
astronomers, scientists or professionals to join this astronomical adventure
* Shirin Neshat in Chicago
Mehran Azhar writes: "Rapture," which opened in early May
will be on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago throigh August 1 along
with several of Shirin Neshat's photographs... DETAILS
* Travel fellowship for researchers from Iran
The International Association for the Study of Persian-speaking Societies
is pleased to announce the continuation of our Travel Fellowship Program
by a grant from the Open Society Institute through 1999. Travel Fellowships
are available for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic
and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States ... DETAILS HERE
* Play: The 8th Voyage of Sinbad
Written By: Bahram Bayzaie
Translated By: Bella Warda and Zara Houshmand
Directed By: Jim Cave
Location: South Berkeley Community Church, Berkeley, California
A joint production by Darvag and Shotgun Players (also based in Berkeley
California). Opening Night: Saturday, June 12, $20... DETAILS
* 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,
* Artists: Exhibit at women's conference
The Tenth International Conference of The Iranian Women's Studies Foundation
presents: "The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000"
- July 2-5, 1999 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
The organizing committee for the 10th International IWSF Conference
is inviting all Iranian women artists to participate in a group exhibition
by submitting their work.
Eligibility requirements: Please submit the following documents to the
address provided below no later than May 30, 1999:
1- Ten color slides of the proposed artworks.
2- A brief description of the project (250 words maximum) including: subject,
title, measurements, medium, etc.
3- A copy of your C.V.
* Due to limited space available for the exhibition the organizing committee
will select works from submitted projects.
* Any proposal received after the May 30 deadline will not be considered
* Please do not send your originals
Address of the Art Exhibition: IWSF C/O AFIM P.O. Box 354 Station "H"
Montreal, Qc. H3G 2L1
Tel: (514) 934-9378 or (514) 369-8836
Fax: (514) 369-4831
* Call for Papers: Iran and the Second World War
The Center for the History of Diplomacy Studies in the Institute for
Political and International Studies (IPIS) intends to convene a seminar
on Iran and the Second World War, on September 25-26, 1999. The main topics
of this scientific gathering are based on two political and cultural dimensions
with the following subtitles:... DETAILS
* Iranian Academic Association conference, New York
It is a great pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the 4th IAA
(Iranian Academic Association) Annual Conference. The meeting will convene
at the City University of New York, New York City, on September 18-19,
1999. The theme of this scientific gathering has been chosen as: Oil, Petrochemicals,
Energy and the Environment ... DETAILS
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