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* Art: Miniature exhibition, Washington

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* Community: National Persian Watch Center promotion
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Art: New exhibition from Iran to visit America
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Poll: U.S. sanctions
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Lecture: Iran-U.S. relations, Pittsburgh
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Petition: Urge President Bush...
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Petition: Stop Fingerprinting
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Event: Qajar conference in Holland
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Legal: International courts & the Mideast

* Fundraising: Ghelichkhani in Berkeley
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Event: Iranica gala 2001, Washongton
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Politics: Jebheh Melli on state & religion, Colorado
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Charity: Helping Iranian children
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Conference: Technology conference, Isfahan
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Charity: Fundraiser for children's foundation
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Conference: Persian poetry conference, London

* Support: Help Internet connection in deprived areas
* Art: Iranian art show in Toronto
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Community: Helping refugees in the Washington area

* History: Mossadegh conference, Chicago

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* Miniature exhibition, Washington

Date: Friday, Feb. 16 (reception)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Place: The Atlantic Gallery (in the g'town Foundary),1055 Thomas Jefferson, NW Washington, DC. RSVP: Sabi Behzadi at Bbehzadi@aol.com & or via phone at 202-237-2898 (by 2/14)

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* New exhibition from Iran to visit America

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new exhibition, A Breeze from the Gardens of Persia: New Art from Iran, will come to the United States this spring, opening at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., and then traveling to museums and arts centers throughout the country. The exhibition, a rich collection of approximately 85 works by 52 of Iran's fine contemporary artists, of whom approximately one-third are women, is the first major cultural exchange initiative of its kind to take place in decades >>> DETAILS

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* National Persian Watch Center promotion

Attached herewith you will find a colorful one page flyer for the promotion of the National Persian Watch Center: The Iranian American Anti Discrimination Council >>> DETAILS

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* Poll on U.S. sanctions

Payvand is conducting an internet poll of whether people wish U.S. economic sanctions against Iran terminated or continued. Please see: http://www.payvand.com/poll/

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* Lecture on Iran-U.S. relations

Mehrdad valibeigi will make a presentation on "U.S.-Iran Relations: Prospects and Perils under the Bush Administration." The lecture is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Iranian Students Cultural Association and the University Libertarians. Date: Feb.16. Time: Time 4:00 PM Place: 1P56 Posvar Hall at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsbugh

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* Urge president Bush...

The Iranians for International Cooperation petition will be sent to President George Bush urging him to end the imposed animosity between Iran and America and lift all sanctions on Iran, except those on arms >>> DETAILS

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* Stop fingerprinting

Persian Watch Cat petition: Stop Fingerprinting and Excessive Luggage-Searching of Iranian Travelers at US Airports >>> DETAILS

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* Qajar conference in Holland

The International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) is proud to announce that its inaugural conference will be held May 17-19, 2001, at the University of Leiden, Holland. The conference is jointly organized by the following organizations: Department of Languages and Cultures of the Islamic Middle East, Leiden University; International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA); Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, Leiden University; The Genootschap Nederland-Iran >>> DETAILS

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* International courts & the Mideast

Seminar on International Courts and Tribunals for Practitioners from the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus Region Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 12 - 16 May 2001 >>> DETAILS

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* Ghelichkhani in Berkeley

An evening with Parviz Ghelichkhani, the former captain of the Iranian national soccer team. Parviz Ghelichkhani is the director and editor-in-chief of Arash. The purpose of this gathering is fundraising for Arash, a Persian bimonthly review of cultural, social and political affairs published since 1991 >>> DETAILS

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* Iranica gala 2001, Washongton

A benefit gala for the Encyclopaedia Iranica is to be held in Washington, D.C. at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel on Friday, March 2, 2001. The theme of the event is "East and West: A Cultural Celebration." There will be both a live and silent auction run by the Christi's auction house. Seven distinguished individuals will be presented with the following awards >>> DETAILS

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* Jebheh Melli on state & religion, Colorado

Colorado Persian Society is inviting Jebheye Melli's US representative, Mr. Kambiz Ghaem-Magham to give a talk on Friday, Feb. 9, 2001. The title of the talk is: "Evolution of Iranian National Front's positions towards the relationship of state and religion". It will be held at Aurora's Community College. This will be the first of a series of talks given in order to study the Iranian situation as our country enters another critical period in its history >>> DETAILS

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* Helping Iranian children

The Foundation for the Children of Iran was founded in the United States in 1991 by a small group of Iranian immigrants. The purpose of The Foundation is to enable children from Iran or of Iranian origin to receive health care services in the United States. The Foundation attempts to provide medical services to indigent children where there is a reasonable chance of a reduction in morbidity or mortality. Further, The Foundation provides those services that are available in the United States, but are not available in Iran.

Our 2001 Norooz (Persian New Year) fundraising event and celebration is being held at Tyson Corner's Ritz Carlton Hotel in Virginia. Date: Friday March 16, 2001 Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: $150.00 Location: Tyson Corner- Ritz Carlton Hotel, Vienna, Virginia. >>> DETAILS

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* Technology conference, Isfahan

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPER / PARTICIPATION. A CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY & URBAN DEVELOPMENT , June 18 - 21, 2001, Isfahan, Iran

The Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP), in collaboration with Isfahan's Office of Mayor and Isfahan University of Technology, is proud to organize a conference on "Technology & Urban Development" in Isfahan, Iran >>> DETAILS

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* Fundraiser for children's foundation

McLean, VA., Jan. 15, 2001- A 2500-year-old tradition, the observance of vernal equinox as the beginning of a New Year, will be celebrated by the Foundation for the Children of Iran and 800 of the Foundations supporters on March 16, 2001 at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner >>> DETAILS

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* Persian poetry conference, London

Modern Persian Poetry: Poetry of Iran and the Persian speaking world. A three day conference, London, 17 - 19 May 2001. Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London

The aim of this conference is to look at recent studies on modern poetry as one of the most dynamic varieties of Persian literary form, and in a comparative literature context >>> DETAILS

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* Help Internet connection in deprived areas

The Science and Arts Foundation is non-profit independent organisation. Its general policy is to select model state schools in deprived areas of Iran and provide them with modern computer sites and Internet access. In its first year of activities in Iran, SAF completed this project for 19 schools in Tehran, Shahre-Ray and Varamin. SAF needs your support >>> DETAILS

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* Iranian art show in Toronto

A multidisciplinary exhibition in Tornoto (January 13 - February 17, 2001) , Trans/Planting brings together nine Iranian artists whose works engage the problematics of nationality, history, gender and sexuality through diverse practices ranging from photography and painting to installation and digital media >>> DETAILS

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* Helping refugees in the Washington area

When I took on heading the project of supporting the Iranian refugees in the Washington area, it was because no one else volunteered. The next day it hit me how perfect our decision was to support this group as an immediate project. I talked with Paul Johnson, a very active volunteer and Sonia LaFountain, volunteer coordinator/ resource developer with IRC (International Rescue Committee which was founded by Albert Einstein in 1933). These are the immediate needs >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Mossadegh conference, Chicago

Seminar in Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Dr. Mossadegh's Government in May 2001 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

For this reason, a bilingual (Persian and English) seminar will be held in May 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. A number of experts on Iran and Dr. Mossadegh's era will present their views in this seminar >>> DETAILS HERE

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