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October 16-19, 2000 / Mehr 25-28, 1379

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* Satire: Man satirical play, Falls Church
Rights: Signatures in support of Eshkevari


* Academic: Iran in Journal of Democracy
Academic: Iran featured in New School quarterly
Rights: Open society seminar in Frankfurt
Charity: Kahrizak first NGO okayed by U.S.
Soccer: Watch Asian Cup matches in DC

* Aid: Helping drought victims in Iran
Rumi: First American adaptation of Rumi's "Mathnavi"
Music: Mohammad Reza Lotfi performing in Seattle
Art: Scholarship for artists
Film: Festival of films from Iran, Chicago
Academic: Summer teaching position in Tajikistan

* Music: Mohammad Reza Lotfi performing in Chicago
Community: Successful Iranians honored, Orange County

* Seminar: Intellectual Trends in 20th Century Iran
Seminar: Pluralism in Iranian history, Georgetown U

* Literature: Women writers of diaspora: Deadline extended
Aid: Benefit for drought victims, Seattle
Academic: History of Persian poetry, Berkeley
Aid: Iran Water Aid endorsement
Community: Join the NI TV forum

* Music: Shajarian & Co. in concert in Holland
* Literature: Women writers of diaspora: Deadline extended
* Festival: Iran in Chicago humanities fest
* Rights: Support freedom of the press
* Vote: Online registration for U.S. elections
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran

News | Sports | Arts | Business| Rights

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* Man satirical play, Falls Church

Man, the satiracle, farsical (in Farsi ;-), one-man show, has arrived! How about you...are you going? THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, at 8:00 pm (so try to show up at 7:30 ;-) in Falls Church High School 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, Virginia Phone: 301 251 1578 email: >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iran in Journal of Democracy

This October's edition of the Journal of Democracy has a revealing collection of articles on democracy and pluralism in Iran. Contributors include Ladan and Roya Boroumand, Haleh Esfandiari, Ramin Jahanbegloo, and myself. In addition, there is an interesting selection of essays from the Iranian press, including pieces by Mahmoud Fazeli Birjandi, Hassan Youssefi-Ashkevari, and Ali-Reza Dast Afchan--as well as an editorial from the March 199 edition of Kiyan on the question of tolerance. I look forward to comments on the ideas presented in this collection of essay.

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* Iran featured in New School quarterly

The New School for Scosial Research in New York has published it's socio-political quarterly, Social Research, for this season exclusively with articles on Iran. I thought you might be interested to announce the publication for your subscribers. You may look up additional information in the following website >>> GO HERE

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* Open society seminar in Frankfurt

Supporters of an open society in Iran are organizing a seminar in Frankfurt on Sarurday October 28. Speakers are Hossein Bagherzadeh, Saeed Payvandi, Ali Shirazi, Ali Keshtgar and Behzad Karimi >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Kahrizak first Iranian NGO okayed by U.S.

Kahrizak ( was founded in 1971 by the late Dr. Mohammad Reza Hakimzadeh in a small, dilapidated house in southern Tehran...

Kahrizak Foundation, a California tax-exempt corporation, was created to co-ordinate the activities of Kahrizak and the Ladies Charitable Society in the United States. Authorization has been obtained from the Department of Treasury to transfer donated funds from Kahrizak Foundation's account in the U.S. to Kahrizak in Iran...

The Ladies Charitable Society collects donations and holds fundraising events in October and March of every year >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Signatures in support of Eshkevari

From: Arien Mack <>

Hamid Dabashi and I have written a statement about Hojatoleslam Eshkevari, for which we are gathering signatures. I am attaching the letter below, along with the list of those who have already signed, and I hope you will post it so that those who do not send a letter of their own may add their support to this one >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Watch Asian Cup matches in DC

The Iranian-American Cultural Association and the Rock Sports Bar invite you to watch Iran's team in the first round of the Asian Cup. WHERE: The Rock Sports Bar, 717 Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. - Conveniently located in the heart of downtown next to the MCI Center, one block from the Gallery Place Metro station (Red Line); street parking available. Tel. (202) 842-7625. Come to the second floor ( IACA section) for free munchies and/or bagels, sweet rolls, and coffee during the Sunday game and re-runs! >>> DETAILS HERE

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* First American stage adaptation of Rumi's "Mathnavi"

First American stage adaptation of Rumi's "Mathnavi," the epic work of Sufi Mysticism" September 28 to October 15 La MaMa directing debut for formative Persian emigre theater artist Mahmood Karimi-Hakak. September 28 to October 15 La MaMa E.T.C. (Annex Theater), 74A East Fourth Street Presented by La MaMa E.T.C., Mahak and Open Theatre, DC Th-Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 3:30 PM and 8 PM; Fri & Sat $20/tdf; Th & Sun $15/tdf. Box Office (212) 475-7710 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Mohammad Reza Lotfi performing in Seattle

A Night of Persian Music and Poetry with Maestro Mohammad Reza Lotfi. Time: Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. Place: University of Washington, Ethnic Cultural Theater, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue N.E., Seattle, WA. Tickets: $20.00 each and is available at most of Iranian grocery stores and restaurants. For more information please call: (425)-643-6430.

Maestro Lotfi will also hold Tar, Setar, Santour, Voilin, Kamancheh and voice lessons. Internationally renowned, he is one of the great masters of Tar and Setar, and has greatly contributed to the growth and advancement of Persian Traditional Music. For more information about the Persian Traditional Music, Instruments, and Maestro M. R. Lotfi please visit

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* Festival of films from Iran, Chicago

The Gene Siskel Film Center win Chicago elcomes you to our 11th Festival of Films from Iran, running from October 7 through November 5. The 2000 edition festival will feature a varied line-up of new films from Iran, including Chicago premieres and U.S. premieres, two films of the Iranian diaspora, appearances by prestigious filmmaker guests who will be available for audience discussion, and a free panel discussion supported by the Illinois Humanities Council >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Summer teaching position in Tajikistan

We are looking for any two proffessors of American or European universities in the fields of social sciences - "Political Culture" and "Civil Society" -- to visit Tajikistan to join the Summer University Program. Would you kindly help us to find and contact them. Our emails:,,

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* Mohammad Reza Lotfi performing in Chicago

University of Chicago Persian Cultural Society & Center for Middle Eastern Studies Proudly Present: Live in Concert Mohammad Reza Lotfi Master of Classical Persian Music, performing the poetry of Rumi and other Persian poets. Date & Time: Saturday October 14 Doors open at 7:30 pm Concert begins promptly at 8:15 pm Mandel Hall, 5706 S. University Ave, Chicago Tickets go on sale at Reynolds Club Box Office Monday, September 25. For tickets, call 773-702-7300; (M-F) 10 am-6 pm; (Sat) 11 am-4 pm. For more information, call Jahan Moslehi at 773-752-8391 or email

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* Successful Iranian honored in Orange County

Iranian American Professionals of Orange Country (NIPOC) will be holding their annual "Successful Iranians Night" on Thursday, October 5th. This year's guests are from the high tech industry and include such well-known individuals as: Kamran Elahian, CEO/Centillium Behzad Kashani, VP/Cisco Massih Tayebi, CEO/Wireless Facilities Vahid Manian, VP/Broadcom Don't miss this momentus event. For more information, please visit the NIPOC web site at: // . This event is sponsored by The IBS Group of Companies.

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* Intellectual Trends in 20th Century Iran, Princeton

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton Univ., Presents: "Intellectual Trends in 20th Century Iran" October 21, 2000 . The conference will consist of two panel discussions covering the prevalent discourses in both pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary Iran among secular as well as religious intellectuals. Featuring: Roy Mottahedeh, Harvard University; Ali Gheissari , San Diego University; Homa Katouzian , University of Oxford; Mehrzad Borujerdi , Syracuse University; Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University; Farideh Farhi, Honolulu; Hamidreza Jalaeipour ,Tehran; Morad Saghafi , Goftogu Magazine, Tehran; Olivier Roy, CNRS, Paris; Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University For further information, please contact: Kate Hering (609) 258-4272 We encourage those interested to pre-register. There is no registration fee Registration deadline is October 13, 2000.

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* Pluralism in Iranian history, Georgetown U.

"Pluralism and Religions in Iranian History and Civilization," a free conference hosted by the Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday (Sept 27-28) at Georgetown University Intercultural Center Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-8375

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* Scholarship for artists

Gallery Ovissi, private art Gallery in Northern California, & Evolving Perceptions, Iranian art organization based in Washington DC are proud to announce:


Scholarship is open to all Iranian and Iranian-American students, 18-30 years of age, studying and living in the United States If eligible please submit the following >>> DETAILS HERE

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* War experiences for the theater, New Orleans

Kathy Randels is a theatre artist based in New Orleans whose work is extremely powerful and challenging, and has been very well received by critics and audiences. A solo show that she toured to San Francisco was hosted by Darvag Theatre for a special performance in Berkeley, and opened an Iranian connection. Since then she has been working in Belgrade with Dah Theatre on a project about the role of the artist in wartime, and has now recently started a collaborative theatre project on the Iran/Iraq war. She is hoping to meet Iranians (and Iraqis) living in the New Orleans area who are willing to talk about their experiences related to the war, and to participate in the project. You can reach her at

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* Benefit for drought victims, Seattle

The Association of Iranians in Washington State (AIWS) in coordinationwith Artists Without Borders has organized a benefit dinner for thedrought relief effort of the United Nations. The proceeds and othermonetary donations to this cause will be transmitted via UN account CO-590.160.0. Benefit Dinner: Kolbeh Restaurant, 1956 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA. FridaySept. 15, 2000 at 7:00 PM.

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* History of Persian poetry, Berkeley

Fall 2000: Rudaki to Khayyam Three hours of class per week. This semester-length seminar will deal with significant works of the most celebrated Persian classical poets. Reading and analysis of representative selections from various genres of poetry in Persian literature. A literary-historical survey of Persian poetry from the fourth to the sixth century with the emphasis on Shahnameh and Vis-o Ramin.

Topics: Rudaki - Shahid Balkhi - Daghighi - Rabe'e - Ferdowsi - Onsori - Fkhr al-Din As'd Gorgani - Abusa'id Abilkhayr - Farrokhi Sistani - Asadi Tusi - Manuchehri Damghani - Naser Khosrow - Masod Sa'd-e Salman.

Instructor: Zahra Taheri
Sep. 20 - Dec. 20
Wednesdays 7:00 - 10:00
271 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley.
Tuition: $150
(415) 898-8509

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* Iran Water Aid endorsement

WATER AID, the project to raise awareness and profile of Iran's current severe drought problem has attracted the attention of many international personalities and more are expected soon.

Recent endorsers of the project include; Ashis Nandy, author, political psychologist and sociologist, Noam Chomsky, author, great American thinker and political activist, as well as two of Iran's most prominent film makers: Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Join the NI TV forum

My name is Fereidoun Abbasi and I've created an online community called "Ni Tv". My purpose is to promote the NITV internationaly by discussion groups using the INTERNET. Please join the discussions in the Forum! With the message board, you can view discussion folders quickly in the left-hand column and read up to 20 messages at a time. You can even attach files (such as pictures and programs) directly to messages -- just like e-mail. It's fast, easy, and efficient.

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* Shajarian & Co. in concert in Holland

Mohammad Reza Shajarian with Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor and Homayoun Shajarian in concert in Delft, Holland, September 16 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Women writers of Iranian diaspora: Deadline extended

A new collection of writing aims to bring together the chorus of voices by and about women of the Iranian Diaspora. We are seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction essays for a new collection of writing by and about Iranian women in the Diaspora. Works that particularly challenge the notion of a homogeneous Iranian female and that reflect a feminist perspective are encouraged. This new collection of writings authored by women attempts to give voice to the unique visions, concerns, and struggles that have been central for Iranian women in the Diaspora >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iran in Chicago humanities fest

NOVEMBER 2 ­ 12, 2000

Programs Focusing on Iran
(Excerpted from the Complete List of 150 Programs)

Tickets are available after September 5: · In person: Symphony Center Box Office, 220 S. Michigan Avenue · By phone: PhoneCharge 312.663.0339 · Through the Chicago Humanities Festival website, . Please refer to the program number when ordering tickets. Advance tickets are $5 each, unless otherwise indicated >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Helping drought victims in Iran

Iranian Health Foroum e-News ( -- To help the victims of Iran's worst drought in 30 years, donors can make their contributions directly to the Iranian government or to relevant UN agencies. (See news here)

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to serve as a channel for unearmarked contributions to be used for relief assistance. These will then be allocated in consultation with theGovernment of Iran and relevant organizations in the United Nations system.

Funds should be transferred to:

OCHA account No. CO-590.160.0
Swift code: UBSWCHZ12A at the UBS bank of Switzerland
P.O. Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2
with reference: OCHA - Iran - Drought

OCHA provides donors with written confirmation and pertinent details concerning the utilization of the funds contributed. For coordination purposes, donors are requested to inform OCHA Geneva of bilateral relief missions/pledges/contributions and their corresponding values by item.

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* Support freedom of the press

An unprecedented attack has started against the press in Iran. Some 22 newspapers, weeklies, and other publications have been ordered shut by the judiciary. We condemn the closing of the newspapers and the jailing of their editors and writers. We support freedom of expression for all. We condemn suppression of the people's rights and voices in all shapes and forms. We ask that you join us by placing the "Free Iran Press" ribbon on your site. You are welcome to link the ribbon to this page, or copy it to your site. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Online registration for U.S. elections

Voting is the only sure and effective way of expressing your opinion in a democracy. If you are an American citizen and have not yet registered to vote, please do so conveniently online. Here is the address: //

Please distribute this to friends and family.

Hamid Zangeneh, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Widener University

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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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