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* Art: Shirin Neshat in London


* Poetry: Commemorating Shamlou at UCLA
Community: Iranian-American poll
Discussion: Iran-Forum discussion list
Employment: Need editor?
* Community: AIC job openings
Writing: Looking for writers

* Academic: Positions, UC Santa Barbara
* Festival: Iranian festival in Washington State
* Conference: Call for papers: CIRA 2001
* Education: Internet for education in Iran
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran

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* Shirin Neshat in London

Shirin Neshat
28 July - 3 September 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA

"Born in Iran in 1957, Shirin Neshat studied art in the United States and was in Los Angeles when the revolution of 1979 overtook her country. returning for the first time in 1990, she was deeply affected by her homeland's radical transformation. Working in photography and video installation, her art refers to the social, cultural and religious codes of Muslim societies in general and Iranian society in particular >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Commemorating Shamlou at UCLA

Please attend a commemoration ceremony for the late poet of Iran, Ahmad Shamlou (A. Bamdad). Moslem Mansouri will show parts of his documentary "Shamlou: The Poet of Freedom" along with poems from Shamlou with his own voice recorded in Iran. We will talk about Shamlu's last years of life in Iran. Time: Saturday, July 29t, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Place: 1200 Rolfe Hall, UCLA (North side of the campus- use parking structure 2 or 3). The program will be in Persian.

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* Iranian-American poll

Payvand.com has created a special page to poll Iranian-Americans about themselves and other issues >>> GO HERE

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* Iran-Forum discussion list

A new e-mail discussion list has been set-up specifically on Iran and Iranians. Iran Forum is an independent discussion list for exchange of ideas and debate on issues relating to Iran and its future in a non-violent, intellectual, productive and courteous environment.

Iran Forum is not advocating or organized to promote the ideology and/or political goals of any particular party, faction, political figure or movement. Its creation was the result of discussions and recognition of the need to create such an environment by various activists within the Iranian community around the globe and its membership includes individuals and organizations from every background, political and religious leaning, locations and countries as far as Australia, Africa, Middle East, North and South America.

Iran Forum is administered by a group of volunteers and activists.

To join Iran Forum or to read more about it , Please visit: www.freespeech.org/iran/

Iran Forum Admin. Team

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* Need editor?

Experienced professional with master's degree offers editing, copy editing, proofreading, writing, and research services. Fast and flawless work is guaranteed. Contact Mahtab Habibian at: irieandgrubbie@aol.com.

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* AIC job openings

AMERICAN-IRANIAN COUNCIL, July 7, 2000 -- Positions: American-Iranian Council, Inc., a Princeton-based non-profit research and educational think tank, is seeking two dynamic individuals to fill the full-time positions of Executive Director and Administrative Assistant.


Responsibilities: The Executive Director will work under direct supervision of AIC's President, fulfilling the mission and objectives of the organization. The Executive Director plays a central role in AIC, as he/she is also responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating activities of AIC. Such activities include conferences and exchange programs, fundraising and membership recruitment, public relations and outreach, and communication with the AIC leadership and members >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Looking for writers

My name is Sarah Reed Bargren. I publish a cross-cultural magazine (//www.therewewere.com/) and I am looking for anyone who'd be interested in contributing. This publication is not even a year old yet. I started it last spring before I left in December to travel and write and edit as I went. If you are interested, send me an email.

Sarah Reed Bargren

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* "Color of Paradise" in DC

Majid Majidi's highly-acclaimed film, "Color of Paradise" is being shown in Washington DC at the Cineplex Odeon (Foundry) >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Positions at University of California, Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites application for a .50 position as Assistant Director of the Center for Middle East Studies beginning August 15, 2000 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Annual Iranian festival in Washington State

Come join thousands of other Iranian and American friends in celebration of the Iranian culture.The Association of Iranians in Washington State is proud to present the biggest and best ever Iranian festival at Woodland Park - shelter #3 (new Location for this year) on August 5th. 11 AM - 7 PM >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Call for papers: CIRA 2001

The 19th annual conference of the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA) will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, on April 28-29, 2001. The theme of the conference is"Iran : Between Tradition and Modernity". Submission of papers and proposals for complete sessions on all topics related to Iran, the Middle East, and Central Asia are encouraged. Topics of interest include :

* Economy and economic policy * Women issues * Politics and political systems * Literature * Social Sciences and Social issues * Arts * Philosophy * Film * History * Environment * Linguistics * Anthropology

Please send abstracts and proposals for sessions before December 15,2000 to: Ramin Jahanbegloo, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto 100, St. George Street, Toronto Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada. Fax : (416) 978 55 66. Email : rjahanbe@chass.utoronto.ca

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* American scientific team going back to Iran

You were so helpful and supportive of Dr. Alan Hale's scientific expedition to Iran to view the solar eclipse last August, I wanted to give you a heads up on an upcoming trip. The members of Zirakzadeh were most enthusiastic for their return and the Adib Center has invited Dr. Hale and group to return to view the comet coming near Earth in late July >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Donations to journalists in Iran

To those who want to support the independent press and their laid off staff in Iran: You can send donations to a relative/friend in Iran and ask them to deposit to: Bank Saderat-e-Iran  Account # 1617  Branch Code: 2921 in Tehran (Palestine Enghelab Branch). People in Iran have so far (May 11) donated over 13 million tomans.

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Googoosh concert July 29 in Toronto

June 27, THE IRANIAN -- You can purchase tickets for Googoosh's first concert in more than 20 years online. Googoosh will perform at Toronto's Air Canada Center on Saturday July 29. There's a huge demand for tickets. But you can purchase yours directly here from Ticketmaster.