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March 5-9, 2001 / Esfand 15-19, 1379

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* Community: First Iranian library in Denver
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Art: Contemporary Art of Iran, Washington DC

* Noruz: Celebrations in U.S.

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* Noruz: Charshanbeh souri, College Park, MD
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Noruz: Iranians at UC Berkeley
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Film: Iranian films at UCLA
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Noruz: Reno, Nevada
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Film: Kiarostami films in Washington
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Rights: Condemn compulsory Hejab
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Noruz: AIC festivities, Washington DC
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Literature: Call for writers: Women's erotica

* Noruz: Celebrations in U.S.
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Film: "Maryam" in Bay Area
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Reunion: Shiraz U. reunion, San Diego
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Conference: CIRA, Toronto
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Health: Elderly care in 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

* 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

* 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
* Community: Helping refugees in the Washington area
* History: Mossadegh conference, Chicago

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* First Iranian library in Denver

The Iranian community in Denver, Colorado, is proud to inaugurate its first library and women's research center on Sunday March 11, 2001, 3-7pm. This celebration coincides with International Womens' Day, March 8th.

There will be short films by Iranian women, poetry reading, talk, and live music. Daycare will be provided for children 3+ years of age. The address: Iranian Community Center, Pouneh Sara 7800 W. Colfax in Lakewood For details please see the attachment in Farsi.

Manucher Ghaffari

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* Charshanbeh souri, College Park, MD

University of Maryland's Iranian Students' Foundation PrEsEnTs: CHAHAR SHANBEH SOURI LOCATION: La Plata Beach at University of Maryland College Park. DATE: Tuesday March 13. TIME: 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. ADMISSION: FREE FREE FREE. MUSIC BY: DJs Iman & Jiman. Come out and enjoy the FOOD, MUSIC, GAMES, and the beautiful PEOPLE. For more details and directions, check out our website: http://www.isf-maryland.org

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* Noruz in Berkeley

UC Berkeley's Iranian Students' Cultural Organization (ISCO) Presents: Norooz 1380, A Celebration March 16th at 8pm. Berkeley Community Theatre - 1930 Allston Way ~ Berkeley, CA 94710. Students - $12. General - $15. Ticket's are sold at local Iranian stores, or by contacting isco@ocf.berkeley.edu. For more info, go to http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~isco

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* Iranian films at UCLA

Since 1990, when the UCLA Archive organized the first exhibition in the US of Iranian post-revolutionary films (curated by Hamid Naficy), that nation's cinema has cemented its reputation as one of the world's most vibrant. More recently, younger filmmakers like Jafar Panahi (THE WHITE BALLOON), Samira Makhmalbaf (THE APPLE, BLACKBOARD), Parviz Shahbazi (TRAVELER FROM THE SOUTH) and Hassan Yektapanah (DJOMEH) have made impressive debuts. This series will present some of the new Iranian films not yet shown in Los Angeles >>> DETAILS

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* Contemporary Art of Iran, Washington DC

ART IMAGE GALLERY and EVOLVING PERCEPTIONS are proud to present Contemporary Art of Iran, featuring works by Iran's famous modern artists. The exhibition opens on March 17th at ART IMAGE GALLERY in Gaithersburg, Maryland at 6 -9pm. This collection is an exceptional representation of Iranian contemporary art >>> DETAILS

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* Norouz in Reno

We are having a Norouz celeberation with dinner and live music in Reno, Nevada. Those who want to attend this celeberation party on March 17, should contact Sussan at 775-626-5437.

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* Kiarostami films in Washington

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami was named the most important director of the 1990s by critics worldwide. This series includes personal appearances by the director and film screenings at the Freer Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Supported by a grant from the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute. Chronological list of entire series. The series goes on from March 2 - April 21 >>> DETAILS

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* Condemn compulsory Hejab

RESOLUTION from childrenfirst@pathcom.com: Condemn compulsory Hejab and gender apartheid in Iran

It is now twenty-three years since the Islamic Republic has enforced an outright anti-woman system based on organised violence and complete rightlessness in Iran. We, the undersigned, therefore >>> DETAILS

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* AIC Nowrouz festivities, Washington DC

The American Iranian Council (AIC) invites you to join the Persian New Year Gala, 1380 (2001), celebrating the achievements of the Iranian-American community.

Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2001
Venue:
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 >>> DETAILS

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* Call for writers: Women's erotica

A collection of erotica entitled "Beneath the Hajab: Moslem Women Write Erotica" is currently being assembled by author/anthologist Mitzi Szereto for print publication.

The goal of this collection is to offer an exploration of Moslem women's sexuality through literary expression. Here is an opportunity to break the silence of sexual repression (whether perceived or real) for a much-misunderstood group >>> DETAILS

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* FILM: Maryam in Bay Area

My name is Ramin Serry and I wrote and directed a feature film, "Maryam". The film will screen in Berkeley at the Pacific Film Archive on March 10th and in S.F. at the Kabuki theater on March 12th and 13th >>> DETAILS

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* Noruz celebrations in U.S.

Here are the listting of Noruz celebrations in various cities >>> DETAILS

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* Shiraz U. reunion, San Diego

ANNOUNCING: THE FIRST REUNION OF SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY TO BE HELD IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, JULY 6-9, 2001 >>> DETAILS

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* CIRA conference, Toronto

19th Annual CIRA Conference, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. April 28-29, 2001 -- Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity

A preliminary program has been published for the conference. Over 90 researchers organized into 32 panels will present papers over this two day event. A number of exhibitions and screening of Iranian feature films and documentaries have been scheduled including >>> DETAILS

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* Elderly care in Washington

Team of two elderly care assistants are available in the Washington DC area to look after your senior loved ones. Fluent in Persian and English with 30 years of experience. Contact Lili at 301 864 7595.

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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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* 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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* 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. 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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* 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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