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* Poetry: Iranian women poetry reading in San Francisco
* Politics: Reception for California's Matt Fong
* Art show: Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

* Religious: Dr. Mirza Aghassi in the Bay Area
* Scholarship: Student scholarship, northern California
* Politics: Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe


* Film: Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio
* Play: Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story
* Politics Iranian American Republican fundraising, San Diego
* Conference: Challenges for Iranians abroad, Indianapolis

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* Iranian women poetry reading in San Francisco


Myths, Legends and Rituals of Iranian Women by AFSANEHAYE ROUH (LEGENDARY SOULS) LAILEE BAKHTIAR VAN DILLEN, DR. SHARI ST. MARTIN, ROXANE FARMANFARMAIAN AND MARYAM OVISSI at the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Cafe (inside the concourse at Brannan St.) at the SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1998, 4-5 P.M. ADMISSION $3 ADULTS, UNDER 18 FREE Please attend this extraordinary presentation of contemporary writings by Iranian and Iranian American Women

DIRECTIONS Entrance on 7th and 8th Streets at Brannan St., San Francisco

From Bay Bridge: 9th St/Civic Center Exit, stay right, 1 blook to 8th treet, turn right on Brannan

From 280: 6th St. Exit, left off the freeway onto Brannan, 2 blocks to 7th

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* Reception for California's Matt Fong

    The West Los Angeles Lincoln Club, The Iranian American Republican Council and Los Angeles Community Dentists invite you to a reception in honor of State Treasurer Matt Fong California's Next United States Senator.

    Date & Time: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 5:30 p.m.

    Place: Duece's Supper Club, 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

    $250 per person, business attire
    RSVP or information requests to Navid Sharafatian at (310) 820-3455 extension 162 or e-mail at

    Goli Ameri
    Iranian American Republican Council

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* Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

First Exhibition of Persian Painting from the Qajar Dynasty, 1785-1925 at Brooklyn Museum of Art October 23, 1998-January 24, 1999

Press Preview Thursday, October 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The first major exhibition to explore visual arts in Persia during the Qajar Dynasty, focusing on extraordinary large-scale court and popular religious paintings, will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from October 23, 1998, through January 24, 1999. Providing a window into imperial as well as daily life of a vanished culture, Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch, 1785-1925 will comprise 106 exceptional works. It includes important loans from thirty-six internationally renowned private and public collections in seven countries. Among the lending institutions are The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington; and the Musee de Louvre in Paris. Also included in the exhibition will be a selection from the Museum's collection, which contains the most important holdings of Qajar art in North America... FULL TEXT

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* Dr. Mirza Aghassi in the Bay Area

Dr. Hamid Mirza Aghassi will have a lecture entitled "Ethics, Values, and Morality in Today's Society" in Farsi at the Sunnyvale Community Center located at 550 E. Remmington Dr. (please call (408) 730-7350 for directions) at 8:30 p.m. on this Friday, October 23rd.

Also, Dr. Mirza Aghassi will teach an interactive Quran class in English on Sunday, October 25th, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at 50 Catalpa Lane in Campbell (off-Winchester Blvd. between Campbell Ave. and San thomas Expwy). This class is geared towards youth (12 & older) as well as adults. For further information regrading either programs, please call 1(800) 919-2011.

Both lectures are presented by Bonyad-e-Towhid in a series of cultural enrichment programs for the Iranian community in the Bay Area, and have free admissions.

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* Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe

The program for Dr Peyman's meetings and talks in Europe

Dr. Habibullah Peyman, leader of the Jonbesh-e Mosalmanan-e Mobarez (JMM), has been invited by the Secretary of the German Green Party faction in the European Parliament to tour Europe.

The Council for the Co-ordination of democratic Organizations (Shuray-e Hamahangy- e Nahadhay-e Democratic) has arranged for him to give lectures and to have meetings and talks with Iranians in various cities of Europe.  

The main topic of the lectures is "An Analysis of the present situation of the Movement for Freedom and People's rule in Iran".  The dates and names of the host organisations in various cities are as follows:

Friday 23 Oct: Hambourg, Germany.  Kanoon-e-Seyasi Farhangi-e-Iranian

Saturday 24 Oct.  Berlin, Germany.  Jameye Iranian-e- Azadikhah

Friday 30 Oct: Coln, Germany. Jameye Iranian-e- Democrat

Saturday 31 Oct: Frankfurt, Germany.  Talashgaran-e-Jamey-e-Baz

Friday 6 November: Paris, France.  Comite-ye-Bargozari

Sunday 8 November: London, England. 

Comite-ye-Bargozari Fyvie Hall, University of Westminister, Regent Street (the closest Underground Railway Station is Oxford Circus), London

For further information, please contact

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* Student scholarship, northern California

Following is the application for Iranian Student Scholarship offered by the Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP) in northern California. Please distribute this to your friends and family. Also in order to broaden SIP's ability to sponsor more students , SIP would welcome any donation for this cause. For more information please contact: 408-496-9093 or send email to: or visit us at


Mazdak Rooein, SIP Officer

Iranian Student Scholarship 1998-99 - Society of Iranian Professional (SIP) Application Form

Last Name:
First Name:
Phone Number:
Class Level:
Expected Date of Graduation:

1. Summarize your educational background, school performance, and academic achievements:

2. Summarize your extra-curricula activities. Include Iranian related activities & participation:

3. Describe your career and personal objectives after the graduationand for the next 5 years:

4.Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship and how it would benefit your studies now?

5. Briefly describe your personal financial needs, expenses, and any current financial support:

6. Please list names and phone numbers of three references, at least one academic reference:

Please submit: completed application, school transcript, one letter of reference, one page essay on: The future and challenges of Iranian Community in North America? by November 20, 1998 to: SIP Scholarship, P.O. Box 3753, Santa Clara 95055. For information contact: 408-496-9093 or send email to:

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* Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story

BEHIND GLASS WINDOWS: A play written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian based on a short story by Iranian writer, Saadegh Hedayat. A shattering love story that questions our perception of love and reality. This contemporary stage adaptation of the original short story focuses on the illusory nature of love and relationships from the perspective of second generation Iranians growing up with dual traditions.

DATE: October 15, 1998, through November 8, 1998
CONTACT: Marya Zamroud
PHONE: (510) 986-9194

Previews: October 15th & 16th
Run: October 17th through November 8, 1998; Thursday through Sunday, 8pm
Location: DARVAG's Adeline Street Theatre 3280 Adeline Street, between Alcatraz and Ashby, Berkeley. Walking distance from the Ashby BART station
Tickets Prices: General $12
Previews/students $8

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* Iranian American Republican fundraising, San Diego

On Sunday, October 25, 1998, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the San Diego Chapter of the Iranian American Republican Council ("IARC") is proud to host a fundraising brunch honoring California State Treasurer Matt Fong in his candidacy for United States Senator from California.

The brunch will be held at Del Mario's, 2010 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, California (619) 509-9999. The cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Sepi Rahimzadeh our chapter VP at or (619)238-4393 or Shirin Ahkami our chapter secretary at or (619)495-4963.

We look forward to seeing you on October 25, 1998, and please do not forget to vote. To learn more about the IARC, please visit IARC's website at


Iranian American Republican Council
San Diego Chapter
Ali M. M. Mojdehi, President

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* Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio

Dariush Mehrjui introduces THE PEAR TREE (1998)
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
Sunday, Nov 15 / 2 pm
Special Admission Price: $7; $5 Wexner members, students, etc.

Immediately following his retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui comes to the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, to present his most recent film THE PEAR TREE, which Variety described as "a lush, golden evocation of first love."

A philosophy major at UCLA, where he also studied filmmaking with Jean Renoir, Mehrjui is a director of considerable sophistication and insight, with his recent feature, Leila (shown at the Wexner Center in September) hailed internationally for its sympathetic critique of the role of women in modern Iranian society.

For this special matinee presentation, Mehrjui will introduce The Pear Tree, and discuss his work with Associate Curator Dave Filipi and Dr. Akbar Mahdi, Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University and a liason for the Iranian Cultural Association, Columbus, Ohio.(Program: app. 3 hours.)

Presented with the support of the IRANIAN Cultural Association, COLUMBUS, OHIO. For further information, contact:

David Filipi Associate
Curator, Film/Video
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614-688-3307

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* Conference: Challenges for Iranians Abroad, Indianapolis

DANESH Institute, Inc. in cooperation with Society for Promotion of Persian Culture present: Third Annual Conference, October 24, 1998

Location: Indiana University-Purdue University, Student Activities Center, 815 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana


* Challenges for Iranians Abroad in the Onset of the Next Millennium: Agenda for Action

* Role Reversal & Its Consequences in the Iranian Immigrant Family

* The Experience of lranian Women in the United States: The Case of the Twin Cities

* Living in Exile: Iranian Acculturation in Literature

* Impacts of the Political Relationship between Iran & the United States on Iranian Immigrants

* Challenges for Iranians Abroad: Summary & Agenda for Action

Chair & Facilitator: Irene Queiro-Tajalli, Indiana University
Contact: Dr. Cyrus S. Behroozi, 317-283-8757

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Travel Fellowships for Iranian Scholars

The International Association for the Study of Persian- speaking Societies is pleased to announce the availability of ten Travel Fellowships for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States. Each Travel Fellowship covers all travel and lodging expenses of the recipient subject to a limit of $2500... CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Dialogue of Civilizations?

Call For Papers: Islamic Revolution's Cultural Documentation Organization intends to hold a 2-day international seminar on December 13-14, 1998 entitled: "Dialogue of Civilizations?" All experts, scholars and lecturers are invited to send their papers in maximum 15 pages before December 6, 1998 to the Seminar's Secretariat. Topics: ... CLICK HERE

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