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* Community: Successful Iranians honored in Orange County
* Aid: Helping drought victims in Iran

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* Film: Iranian film in New Yor Film Festival
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Event: Mehregan in Washington DC
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Seminar: Intellectual Trends in 20th Century Iran, Princeton
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Seminar: Pluralism in Iranian history, Georgetown U
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Politics: US-Iran Congressional Roundtable, Washington
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Poetry: Lecture on Hafez, Matyland
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Art: Scholarship for artists
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Aid: Drought charity benefit, Phildelphia

* Literature: Women writers of diaspora: Deadline extended
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Aid: Benefit for drought victims, Seattle
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Academic: History of Persian poetry, Berkeley
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Aid: Iran Water Aid endorsement
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Community: Join the NI TV forum
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Art: Seljuq and the Ilkhanid art at the Met, New York
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Music: Shajarian & Co. in concert in Holland
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Academic: Mideast position, Uniersity of Pennsylvania
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Literature: Women writers of diaspora: Deadline extended

* Theater: Sex & suspense: play in Berkeley
* Festival: Iran in Chicago humanities fest
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TV: Cultural & Financial Rewards of HOMA-TV
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Art: Group exhibition in Los Angeles

* Art: Email list for Iranian artists
* Art: Artists at Rumi conference, southern California
* Event: Iranian-Am art exhibit, Washington DC
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Rights: Support freedom of the press
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Event: Cultural fest in northern California

* Vote: Online registration for U.S. elections
* Support: Donations to journalists in Iran

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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: http://www.nipoc.org/ . This event is sponsored by The IBS Group of Companies.

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* Iranian films in New Yor Film Festival

"SMELL OF CAMPHOR, FRAGRANCE OF JASMINE" (Iran), directed by Bahman Farman-ara. Saturday September 30, 2000 at 3. pm and Tuesday October 3, 2000 at 9. pm.

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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 khering@princeton.edu 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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* US-Iran Congressional Roundtable, Washington

American Iranian Council (AIC) is pleased to announce its next Congressional Roundtable on Narcotics Traffic Control Cooperation between US and Iran Project. The speaker is Senator Arlen Specter and we plan to bring an Iranian official to join the panel. Date: October 2, 2000 from 9:30-11:30 am. Location: 2128 Rayburn Office Building, Washington D.C. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Lecture on Hafez, Matyland

Dr. Mohammad Estelami, a prominent expert on Molavi & Hafez and professor of Iranian studies at McGill University in Canada, has accepted the Iranian American Cultural Society of Maryland's invitation to give a speech on the life and works of Hafez under the title of "The Key to the Divan of Hafez".

All interested in the Persian literature and Hafez in particular, are cordially invited. When : Saturday 30, 2000 at 4:00 PM. Where : Towson University, Smith Hall, Room 245.

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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:

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 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Drought charity benefit, Phildelphia

In honor of our first anniversary, the Philadelphia Persian Society cordially invites you to our Masquerade for Charity. Join us for anexciting evening of music and dancing to benefit a great cause. This event will be our greatest and most exciting to date, and we expect to have a tremendous turnout. Please publicize this event to all of your friends and family.

All proceeds of this event will benefit the Iranian Drought Relief Effortvia the United Nations (Technical Cooperation Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization). The Masquerade for Charity will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 7-12 p.m., at the Union League of Philadelphia (140 South Broad Street) >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Mehregan in Washington DC

PLAN AHEAD! MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE IACA'S MEHREGAN FESTIVITIES!

The Iranian American Cultural Association invites you to celebrate the bounty of Autumn during its Mehregan pgarty on Saturday evening, 7 October 2000.

* At the elegant, historic Crowne Plaza in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. at 14th and K Streets, N.W.

* 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., in the Hamilton Ballroom >>> 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 krandels@hotmail.com.

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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
Email: www.rtanha@cmc.net
(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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* Seljuq and the Ilkhanid art at the Met, New York

MANHATTAN Islamic Art Exhibit The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, is hosting the exhibition, "Riding Across Central Asia: Images of the Mongolian Horse in Islamic Art," now through Sept. 24 >>> DETAILS HERE

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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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* New Middle East position, University of Pennsylvania

The Associate Director for Development (ADD) for the Middle East Center will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center, a federally funded (Title VI) National Resource Center, which is expanding the contemporary world affairs components of its teaching, research, and outreach efforts. The ADD will lead a new program design and fundraising effort in the successful candidate's specific field of expertise >>> 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

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 >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Share in the Cultural & Financial Rewards of HOMA-TV

The Foundation for American Iranian Rapprochement, a Political action committee, also known as FAIRPAC, is pleased to announce its plan to launch the first non-profit, satellite-based, public TV network with a 100% annual profit sharing rebate program for its prime subscribers >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Group exhibition in Los Angeles

The Society of Iranian Women in Los Angeles Presents:

VEILING/UNVEILING
Group Art Exhibition

September 1 through September 30th. Reception: September 9th, 2000. Time: 5-9pm Location: Eagle Rock Community Center 2225 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, CA 90041 323-226-1617. Featured artists are >>> DETAILS HERE

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* 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 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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* Email list for Iranian artists

Iranian Artists in Dialogue is a public listserve (e-mail list) open for subscription to all interested individuals and organizations. IAD's goal is to creat a space for artists and cultural workers from/in/interested in Iran to engage in dialogue about common concerns, ideas and thematics that influence our creative works and the context (histories, societies, cultures) in which we create. Also, the list aims to facilitate our ability to network, to connect, to support, and to inspire one anther. Join IAD Today >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Sex & suspense: play in Berkeley

August 13, 2000
Contact: (510)595-4607

Sex and Suspense in Two Languages

Darvag, the Berkeley-based Iranian theatre company, pushes the limits with a bilingual production of Mario Fratti's VICTIM, with the same cast playing alternate nights in English and Persian.

A rapid-fire drama of sex and betrayal, VICTIM is Italian playwright Fratti at his best--urbane, sardonic, edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Directed by Bella Warda, with newcomer Firouzeh Farah in the role of Diana, and Ali Dadgar and Hossein Khoshrowjah as the other two corners of this deadly triangle. Opening September 1, through September 17, with performances in English on Fridays, and in Persian on Saturdays and Sundays >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Artists at Rumi conference, southern California

Dear Friends,

Here is an invitation to see a great art exhibition and attend an interesting conference on Rumi in southern California. There are least five Iranians in the exhibition! Seyed Alavi, Kamrooz Aram, Termeh Dimi Yeghiazarian, Taraneh Hemami and Nasser Ovissi. Hope to see you down there >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian-Am art exhibit, Washington DC

Evolving Perceptions will open their 4th annual exhibition of Iranian American artists in Washington DC on Saturday, September 9, 2000 from 6 -9 p.m. The central focus of the exhibition is PEACE. We asked artists to address, explore, question and define the concept of peace in their works of art, both on a personal and more general level >>> DETAILS HERE

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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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* Cultural fest in northern California

The fourth annual Iranian cultural festival in northern California will take place on October 8, 2000 at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino, CA. The festival will include a wide variety of community activities, including dance, music, poetry, Arts & crafts, Book signing, Art Gallery, face painting, and food >>> 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: http://www.beavoter.com/register.html

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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