October 16-19, 2000 / Mehr 25-28, 1379
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* Satire: Man Einjaam.com 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
| Business| Rights
* Man Einjaam.com satirical play, Falls Church
Man Einjaam.com, 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: email@example.com >>>
* 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.
* 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
* 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 >>>
* Kahrizak first Iranian NGO okayed by U.S.
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 >>>
* Signatures in support of Eshkevari
From: Arien Mack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 >>>
* 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!
* 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 >>>
* 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 www.kereshmeh.com
* 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 >>>
* 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: email@example.com, azarmehr2usa.net,
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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: //www.nipoc.org/
. This event is sponsored by The IBS
Group of Companies.
* 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
email@example.com We encourage
those interested to pre-register. There is no registration fee Registration
deadline is October 13, 2000.
* 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
* Scholarship for artists
Gallery Ovissi, private art Gallery in Northern California, & Evolving
Perceptions, Iranian art organization based in Washington DC are proud
IRANIAN ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP -- $1000 Cash Award
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 >>>
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 >>>
* 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.
* Shajarian & Co. in concert in Holland
Mohammad Reza Shajarian with Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor and Homayoun
Shajarian in concert in Delft, Holland, September 16 >>>
* 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 >>>
* Iran in Chicago humanities fest
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL XI, NOW!
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,
www.chfestival.org . Please refer
to the program number when ordering tickets. Advance tickets are $5 each,
unless otherwise indicated >>>
* Helping drought victims in Iran
Iranian Health Foroum e-News (www.iranianhealthforum.org)
-- 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
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.
* 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. >>>
* 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: //www.beavoter.com/register.html
Please distribute this to friends and family.
Hamid Zangeneh, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
* 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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