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* Petition: Permit testing of Iranian students

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* Art: Mahmoud Hamadani drawings in New York
* Music: Kamkars in Columbus, Ohio
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Music: Kamkars in New York's Central Park

* Gathering: Discuss Iran in New York
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Literature: Bookreading in New York
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Seminar: Iran-U.S. trade developments
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Sports: Appreciation of Iranian athletes in Irvine
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Music: Kamkars in Connecticut

* Protests: Weekly vigil
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Theater: Six plays in the Bay
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Discussion: The Crisis in Iran
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Last call: The Literariness of Persian Texts

* Festival: Seventh Annual Iranian Festival in Seattle
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Life: Urgent need for bone marrow

* Festival: Iranian festival in "Microsoft City"
* Music: Kamkars in Chicago
* Lectureship: Teach Persian at Manchester U.
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Art: Shirin Neshat in Chicago

* Music: Kamkars in Portland
* Fellowship: Researchers from Iran
* Documentary: Shamlou
* Conference: Iran and the Second World War
* Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York

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* Permit testing of Iranian students

(Iranians for International Cooperatio) -- Petition to the office of the President of the United States of America to permit testing of Iranian students for the purpose of admission to U.S. schools and universities" Please send this to President Clinton, the US State Department and the US Treasury Department as soon as possible. Your Action Counts!!! Please help us by performing the following two steps... GO HERE


* Mahmoud Hamadani drawings in New York

You are invited to the opening reception for a solo exhibition of drawings by Mahmoud Hamadani on September 9, 1999, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Place: Karen McCready Gallery, 425 West 13th Street, Fifth floor, NY, NY Reception Date: 9-9-99, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Exhibition Date: September 9 -October 9, 1999 Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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* Kamkars in Columbus, Ohio

The Iranian Cultural Association of Ohio is bringing the Kamkar ensemble -- a group of nine musicians -- to the Fawcette Center (4200 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, Ohio) on the evening of August 21 of 1999 at 7:30 PM. For information and tickets please call (614) 457-5306.

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* Kamkars in New York's Central Park

Kurdish & Iranian Music at New York's Central Park By the Kamkar Group. Date: August 19, 1999. Time: 7:30 PM. Location: Central Park, Rumsey Field, 5th Ave. & 72nd Street. Admission: Free

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* Discuss Iran in New York

Discuss the current situation in Iran and participate in activities in defense of human, women's and refugee rights in Iran. Place: New York's HUNTER COLLEGE at Thomas Hunter Building, Room 111 (Lexington Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets, Manhattan). Time: Thursday August 19, 1999 AND Thursday September 2, 1999 7:00 - 9:00P.M. For more information, contact Maryam Namazie or Keyvan Javid of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees Tel: 212-747-1046. Email: [email protected]. Web sites: www.chair.org; www.hambastegi.org.

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* MUSIC: Kamkars in Connecticut

The Kamkars are performing in New Haven, Connecticut, on Aug 15th at 4:30pm at the JCC of Greater NewHaven in WoodBridge Ct. located at 360 Amity Road. Contact Afshin Goodarzi at home 203-226-3015 or at work 212-409-3442 or by email (preferred): [email protected]

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* Bookreading in New York

Join authors of "A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans" (George Braziller, 1999) for a special New York reading and book-signing at Barnes and Noble Union Square. Persis Karim (co-editor and author) will read with Zara Houshmand and New York authors Laleh Khalili, Nahid Rachlin, Roxanne Varzi, Maryam Ovissi, and Nika Khanjani on Wednesday, August 18th at 7:30 pm. Barnes and Noble, Union Square.

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* Iran-U.S. trade developments

On Friday August 6, a panel discussion in Sunnyvale, Califoirnia, sponsored by Iranian Trade Association, will discuss Iran-U.S. trade issues and how these affect Iranian-American professionals and business community. These include discussion on new developments on newly revoked U.S. sanctions on export of food and medicine to Iran, employment of Iranian professionals and students in the U.S., immigration and working visas and ... DETAILS HERE

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* PROTEST: Weekly vigil

The Iranian Human Rights Working Group (IHRWG) is calling on all concerned groups and individuals to participate in a weekly vigil in support of the fundamental human rights of the Iranian people. Human Rights violations in Iran have intensified following the peaceful demonstration of students demanding freedom of press among other things ... The IHRWG calls for the weekly vigils to be held in front of the IRI Mission to the UN (622 Third Ave. between 40th and 41st streets) from 4:00 to 7:00 PM every Wednesday, until the following demands have been met by the Iranian government ... DETAILS HERE

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* Six plays in the Bay

GOLDEN THREAD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: Six Plays- en short - A collection of contemporary works ranging from parody to profound exploring love, death, revolution and other trivial pursuits, organized by Torange Yeghiazarian. AUGUST 4-28, 1999, WEDNSDAY - SATURDAY, 8pm. General Admission $15. EXIT THEATRE, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco Reservation & Information (510) 986-9194.

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* The Crisis in Iran

SPEAKERS: Darius Rejali (Professor of Political Science, Reed College), Goudarz Eghtedari (Iranian Human Rights Working Group - U.S.A). TIME: Noon-1:30 pm, Wednesday, August 25, 1999. PLACE: The Governor Hotel, SW 10th and Alder, Portland, Oregon ... DETAILS HERE

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* The Literariness of Persian Texts

23 July 1999

This is a final call for papers for 'The Literariness of Persian Texts,' a collection of essays in honor of Heshmat Moayyad, scheduled for publication in early 2000 by the world literature annnual 'Literature East & West' (perhaps in collaboration with an acadmeic publisher). Papers need to reach LE&W by early November in order for completion of the editorial and printing process by late January 2000 ... FULL TEXT

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* Seventh Annual Iranian Festival in Seattle

Come join thousands of other Iranians and American friends in celebration of the Iranian culture.The Association of Iranians in Washington State is proud to present the biggest and best ever Iranian festival in Seattle at Marymoor Park on August 8th. 11 AM - 7 PM ... DETAILS HERE

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* Urgent need for bone marrow

Our very good friend, Amir Ghazanfarian, is in dire need of your help. Amir, who graduated from Stanford University last October with a PhD in Electrical Engineering, is suffering from an acute case of Lymphoma. He needs to receive a bone marrow transplant within the next 30 days. I urge you all to please help him by doing a simple blood test. Please note that it will take about two weeks for your test results to appear in the Bone Marrow Donation Registry data base. So, please get tested ASAP ... DETAILS HERE

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* Appreciation of Iranian athletes in Irvine

On August 5, 1999, the Network of Iranian Professionals of Orange County (NIPOC) commemorates the life and achievements of Iranian athletes and sports veterans. This will be a memorable event in the history of Iranian sportsmanship, and a great opportunity to document their lifetime achievements... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian festival in "Microsoft City"

The 7th annual Iranian Festival will be held at Marymoor park in Redmond, WA, on Sunday Aug. 8th, from 11AM -7 PM. (For out of towners: Redmond=Microsoft city).

This is a huge program with live music, both pop and traditional bands, dance performance by Atash group from Vancouover, BC, food, children's programs, art and crafts booths, and much much more.

Best of all the program is presented FREE of charge by the Association of Iranians in Wshington State. Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family. It will be a great time!!! .... DETAILS HERE

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* MUSIC: Kamkars in Chicago

Iranian & Kurdish music performed by the Kamkar Musical Group at Chicago's Rosemont Conference Center, Donald E. Stephen Ballroom, 1st Floor, Room 1. TIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1999, 9 PM. PRESENTED BY: Iranian House of Greater Chicago. Ticket Price: $25. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tel: (847) 673-0614 Fax: (847) 673-0617. Email: [email protected]

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* LECTURESHIP: Teach Persian at Manchester University, UK

Applications are invited for a post of Lecturer in Persian in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester University (UK). The post will be held initially for five years. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, and will have completed a PhD or be near completion. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Dr Colin Imber, email: [email protected] ... DETAILS HERE

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* MUSIC: Kamkars in Portland

Kamkars in a live concert in Portland. TIME: 8:00 PM Thursday August 26th. PLACE: Portland Center for Performing Arts, SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. Co-sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council of Oregon (RACC)... MUSIC SAMPLES

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* Shirin Neshat in Chicago

Mehran Azhar writes: "Rapture," which opened in early May will be on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago throigh August 1 along with several of Shirin Neshat's photographs... DETAILS HERE

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* Travel fellowship for researchers from Iran

The International Association for the Study of Persian-speaking Societies is pleased to announce the continuation of our Travel Fellowship Program by a grant from the Open Society Institute through 1999. Travel Fellowships are available for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States ... DETAILS HERE

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* Documentary: Shamlou

Would you like to show a documentary about poet Ahmad Shamlou ("Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty") in your community? Here's who you should contact: Dr. Bahman Maghsoudlou (producer), The International Film and Video Center, 989 First Avenue New York NY 10022, Tel: 212-826-8848, email: [email protected].

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* Call for Papers: Iran and the Second World War

The Center for the History of Diplomacy Studies in the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) intends to convene a seminar on Iran and the Second World War, on September 25-26, 1999. The main topics of this scientific gathering are based on two political and cultural dimensions with the following subtitles:... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian Academic Association conference, New York

Dear colleague:

It is a great pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the 4th IAA (Iranian Academic Association) Annual Conference. The meeting will convene at the City University of New York, New York City, on September 18-19, 1999. The theme of this scientific gathering has been chosen as: Oil, Petrochemicals, Energy and the Environment ... DETAILS HERE

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Rediscover Iran

Six-week mini-semester abroad in Iran

It is because of this desire to share these experiences with others that I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian-American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include:

- archeological dig
- living with nomads or villagers
- learning to play traditional Iranian musical instruments
- visiting industrial sites
- helping charity organizations
- travel to Isfahan and Shiraz
- etc ... MORE DETAILS