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* Noruz: North Carolina, Raleigh
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Music: Shahram Nazeri & son in New York

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* Noruz: Pittsburgh
* Noruz: Orange County
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Noruz: Oklahoma City
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Politics: Student leader speaking in Wshington DC
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Noruz: Maryland
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Noruz: New England

* Art: Contemporary Art of Iran, Washington DC
* 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.
* 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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* Noruz North Carolina, Raleigh

-- Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) Presents: Norooz 1380 - Children's New Year Party - Date: Sunday March 18 - Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Laky Lynn Park - 7921 Ray Road - North Raleigh Program: Activities, Games, Talent show, Pizza and visit from Amoo Norooz. Please bring a gift (under $10) for your kids, so Amoo Norooz can present it to your child. Ticket: $4.00 For tickets and information, please contact: Marta Pirzadeh (Ages 2 to 4) 782.8535 Fariba Kamrani (Ages 5 to 7) 967.4554 Simine Regimend (Ages 8 to 10) 845.2470 Afsaneh Erfani (Ages 11 to 13) 847.6528 For direction you can contact the park at 870-2911. A small room is available for the parents.

-- Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) Presents: New Year Party with Fataneh - Date: Saturday March 24 - Doors open: 7:30 p.m. Dinner Served at 8:30 PM Place: Marriot Hotel, Route 70-close to Crabtree Valley Mall Program: From California, Fataneh with Ava band (Arman & Iamn) from Washington D.C. Tickets with Dinner: Members $43, Students $38, Guests $55 Capacity of the ballroom is only 250. After dinner only Maximum of 20 tickets will be sold at the door for $35. For tickets and information, please contact: Cafe Parvaneh in Chapel Hill929-2779, Mali's Hair Sloan in Durham 286-5854, Raleigh 954-9545

-- Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) Presents: Sizdeh Bedar - Date: Sunday April 1 - Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m (new time). Place: Falls Lake - Beverdam Area - Shelter 24 Direction: From I-440, take Hwy 70 West (Glenwood Ave.). Then take Hwy 50 North (Creedmoor Rd.). After passing Hwy 98 and the bridge over Falls Lake, turn right into Beverdam Recreational Area. From I-85 - Take Hwy 50 South to Falls Lake, turn left into Beverdam Recreational Area. Bring your food, fruits and sodas. Kanoon will provide Paper Plates, Napkin and plastic utensils. For information, please contact Mr. Mehdi Nouri at 676-9966. Notice Entrance fee to the park is $4.00 per car. Thanks, Nazi Kite (919) 905-5302


* Noruz in Pittsburgh

-- The Iranian Cultural Association of Pittsburgh will be having their Nowrooz 1380 celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2001 at the Pittsburgh Marriot Hotel. For further information contact Dr. Morteza Elyaderani via the contacts below.

-- The Iranian Students Cultural Association of the University of Pittsburgh invites all Iranian students and international friends to our annual Nowrooz festival to be held at 7:30 PM on April 17, 2001, at 2m56 Posvar Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. Program for the evening will include Iranian snacks and refreshments, dancing and singing performances, and dancing to Persian and Near Eastern music. Admission is free and hosting will be provided for out of town guests. For further information contact us at iranian@pitt.edu, Mehdi Ghajarnia at megst20@pitt.edu, Nima Salari at nisst22@pitt.edu, or Elmira Elahi at elest12@pitt.edu. Web site: www.pitt.edu/~iranian

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* Noruz in Oklahoma City

The Iranian American Cultural Society of Oklahoma City would like to invite you and your family to pre Nowrouz celebration concert with Dovood Behbody at Myriad Convention Center in down town Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 17, 2001. The door will be open at 7:00 PM and the price of ticket is $35.00 for adults and $25.00 for kids under 12. The ticket price at the door is $40.00. Please call us at 405-314-5024.

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* Noruz in Orange County

Network of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange County's (NIPOC ) Norooz Celebration 1380, presenting Shamaeizadeh. Guests will be will be served the buffet, fruits, and pastries. Date & Time: March 31, 2001, 7pm-1am. Location: OC Airport Hilton To Obtain Tickets Call (949) 851-3993 or (949) 653-0510 >>> DETAILS

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* Shahram Nazeri & son in New York

On Saturday, March 31, 9:00 p.m. at Cooper Union, Great Hall, The Asia Society presents the Concert "Drunken Love: Sharam Nazieri Sings Rumi" The great 13th-century poet Rumi has become one of America's best-selling poets. Sharam Nazieri, one of Iran's most popular singers and a master of the Persian Sufi repertoire, accompanies himself on sitar and is joined by his son Hafez Nazieri on daf (percussion), giving a sung performance of Rumi's poetry. English translations of the Persian provided. For tickets for this program only, call (212) 327-9276 >>> DETAILS

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* Student leader speaking in Wshington DC

A member of the National Coalition of Iranian Students and Alumni, Mr. Gholam-Reza Mohajeri-Nejad will speak about the current political situation in Iran [See interview]. He is one of the leaders of the student movement and was involved in the demonstrations at Tehran University in July 1999 which led to the arrest and imprisonment of many of his colleagues. He was torutured and imprisoned for six months by the Islamic regime. Mr. Mohajeri-Nejad has been touring and lecturing throughout the U.S. eversince his departure from Iran. He is currently in Washington, D.C. He will announce an important decision on the part of the student movement which will affect the status of the opposition movement abroad. We hope all members of the press will attend this very crucial press conference.

Place. National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 2001, 1:30-3:OOpm

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* Noruz in Maryland

The Iranian-American Cultural Society of Maryland (IACS) cordially invites you to the following programs in Month of March of 2001 >>> DETAILS

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* Noruz in New England

The Iranian-American Society of New England presents Grand Norooz Celebration Saturday, March 17 8:00 PM, with: Fataneh Seid Kareem & DJ Delber , at Lombardos - 5 Billings Road, Randolph, Massachusetts. Tickets: $35 ($25 students), $45 at the door available from: Super Heros: 924 9507 Further information: IASNE@HOTMAIL.COM

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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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* 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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