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* Seminar: New York seminar on Iran elections

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* Noruz: Washington DC
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Noruz: In New York
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Film: San Jose film fest
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Celebration: Charshanbeh Soori!
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Appreciation: Celebrating Ardeshir Mohassess
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Lecture: Women's Movement and...
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Conference: Qajar religion conference, UK
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Art: Seyed Alavi at Gallery Ovissi

* Music: Dastan Ensemble in Seattle
* Theater: Write a play
* Academic: Teach Persian literature at Berkeley
* Art: Simin Meykadeh, Emeryville, CA
* Art: Aylene Fallah, Washington DC
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Job: News agency seeking journalist in Iran
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Sports: Iran wrestling team at World Cup, Virginia

* Art: Behnam's solo show, Reston, Virginia
* Charity: Helping MS victims in Iran
* Politics: Cyrus announces candidacy for Congress
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Art: Iranian art in America: Make it happen
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Petition: Against fingerprinting

* Petition: Against Lufthansa
* Art: Images of old Iran, Washington DC
* Politics: Sara Amir for California State Assembly
* Heritage: Be a friend of Encyclopaedia Iranica
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Documentary: Shamlou

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* New York seminar on Iran elections

On Wednesday, March 8, Gulf/2000 in cooperation with the Columbia University Seminar on the Middle East will host a special seminar on the recent elections in Iran. For this event we are pleased to have four exceptionally astute observers of Iranian politics >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Noruz in Washington DC

The Iranian-American Cultural Association in Washington DC cordially invites you to its annual Noruz Gala.

The festivities will feature a light Persian dinner and dessert buffet, a live musical performance by acclaimed santurist Roya Bahrami and accomplished percussionist John Seligman, as well as DJ Payam and dancing! Plan early and reserve your tickets now, because the IACA cannot guarantee availability at the door. DATE & TIME: Saturday, 18 March; 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Noruz in New York

Come celebrate Noruz with us in New York. An unforgetable night with of music (Kouros and magical daning (Tagrid) at Khane' Iran on March 18th, 2000 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Place: The school of Art & Design (Khane' Iran Amphitheatre), 1075 2nd Ave , New York (btwn 56th & 57th). Call 818-342-0909.

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* San Jose film fest

As some of you might know San Jose Film Festival, Cinequest, is scheduled for TH Feb 24 to SUN March 5th. They have couple of showing of an Iranian film "Don". It is a movie by Abolfazl Jalili. Show times are: 2/27, 4:30pm and 3/1, 7:15pm at AMC Saratoga 14, 700 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, California. The complete film schedule is available in the METRO weekly newspaper or >>> GO TO

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* Charshanbeh Soori!

The Association of Iranians in Washington State would like to invite you to the following events in our community in Seattle: 1) Charshanbeh Soori. It's a FREE event! Tuesday night March 14th, 2000 at 6:30 PM. 2) For the occasion of Norooz, Shamaie-Zadeh will present a concert on Monday March 20th, 2000 >>> DETAILS AT

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* Celebrating Ardeshir Mohassess

In recognition and celebration of the life of Ardeshir Mohasses, the vanguard of the Iranian modern art of caricature there will be a gathering in Rockville, Maryland on February 25. Guest Speaker: Esmail Khoi. Messages from : Ahmad Shamlou, Javad Mojabi, Reza Barahani >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Women's Movement and the Constraints of Reformism

KAVOSH WOMEN'S CENTER presents International Woman's Day Celebration: "Women's Movement and the Constraints of Reformism". Lecture by Dr. Haamed Shaheedian, Sociologist, a Researcher in Women's Studies & a Professor in Illinois University, Springfield. PLACE: San Jose State University, DATE: March 11, 2000, TIME: Gathering at 7 PM >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Qajar religion conference, UK

Three Day Conference on 4th-6th September 2000 to be held at Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. This conference is convened by the British Institute of Persian Studies, in conjunction with the Iran Heritage Foundation. It forms the culmination of the Religion and Society in Qajar Iran project, which has been operating since 1996, providing grants for scholars researching religion during the Qajar period. It also follows on from the conference ÒThe Qajar Epoch: Art, Architecture and Culture held in September 1999 in London >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Seyed Alavi at Gallery Ovissi

Gallery Ovissi presents AQUAMANO, works by Seyed Alavi. OPENING:Saturday, March 4 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. On view until April 9. RSVP- 510-601-6874, 1425 Park Avenue, Emeryville, Hrs: Sat/Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. DIRECTIONS: Take Bay Bridge to 80E. First exit off 80-Meryville/Powell St., Right Powell St., 2nd light right Hollis, 3rd light right Park Avenue- 2 blocks down.

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* Dastan Ensemble in Seattle

The Dastan Ensemble will have its Persian classical music concert on Monday, February 21, 2000 at 7:30 PM at the Ethnic Cultural Center of University of Washington. The Ethnic Cultural Center is located at 3981 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle. The tickets are $20 each and will be available at most Iranian restaurants and grocery stores by the beginning of next week. Please inform others as this is a rear opportunity for Seattle and vicinity. For more information please send your email to [email protected] or call (206) 285-5922.

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* Write a play

Golden Thread Productions is accepting script submissions for consideration in its second annual festival of short plays (10-50 min). Plays must be on Middle Eastern themes and/ or characters OR written by a playwright of Middle Eastern heritage regardless of subject matter. POSTMARK DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2000 Mail to: Golden Thread Productions, PMB 153, 4096 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA. 94611. Golden Thread Productions is a dynamic ensemble based in San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to the production of theatrical works exploring the Middle Eastern culture and identity as represented throughout the globe.

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* Teach Persian literature at Berkeley

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at U.C. Berkeley announces a position for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Persian Literature, effective July 1, 2000. PhD in either classical, post-classical, or modern Persian literature required >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Simin Meykadeh, Emeryville, CA

Paintings by Simin Meykadeh will be on display at Gallery Ovissi in Emeryville, California until February 22. Address: 1425 Park Avenue. Directions: Off of 80 E, take Emeryville/Powell St. exit, turn right onto Powell St, 2nd light turn right Holllis St, 3rd light turn right on Park Avenue, 1425 Park Ave. Call 510-601-6874.

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*Aylene Fallah, Washington DC

Aylene Fallah will be showing her art work in Washington DC at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) 1054 31st. street NW. Call 202-342-6230. Show dates: Jan.21- Feb. 18. Gallery Hours: Wed - Sun 1pm-6pm.

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* News agency seeking journalist in Iran

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: A major international news agency is seeking to employ a full-time journalist for its growing Tehran bureau. Potential candidates should have the following skills and requirements >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iran wrestling team at World Cup, Virginia

January 11, 2000, (USA Wrestling) -- Come and see Iranian freestyle wrestlers compete in the world chgampionships! Iran has announced its preliminary lineup of athletes that will compete at the World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling to be held at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on February 5-6. >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Behnam's solo show, Reston, Virginia

See the solo painting exhibition by Sally (Sayeh) Behnam at the U.S. Geological Survey headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The show began on January 5 and will continue until January 30. For directions and more information call 703-648-4000 or email: [email protected]

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* Hate-free conference, San Jose

Presented by the County of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors and over 40 community, law enforcement and local government organizations in northern California. Luncheon Keynote address by MORRIS DEES, One of the nation's foremost authorities on hate issues THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. SAN JOSE HYATT HOTEL 1740 N. FIRST STREET SAN JOSE, CA For information call the office of Human Relations: (408)299-2206

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* Helping MS victims in Iran

We write today to ask for your help. During the holidays we were contacted by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society in Iran. Multiple Sclerosis, although generally in decline in most parts of the world, is on the rise in Iran. The experts have not yet established the underlying reason for this. However, this dilapidating, and sometimes fatal decease, is spreading and proving to be a major challenge >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Travel grants to Iran

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) offers travel grants for brief visits to the countries of Central/Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, Mongolia, Turkey, and Iran for projects in the humanities and social sciences. These grants are for projects which do not require any administrative assistance or logistical support (such as placement or access to archives, housing, visas, travel, etc.) >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Cyrus announces candidacy for U.S. Congress

December 22, 1999, Rockville, MD -- Cyrus Homayounpour, a longtime County resident, active in New Democrats of Montgomery County and the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), has announced his run for Congress to challenge Republican Congresswoman Connie Morella in the 8th Congressional District >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian art show in America: Make it happen

Gallery Ovissi, California, and Evolving Perceptions, Washington DC, have been provided with a wonderful opportunity to bring to the United States an incredible collection of contemporary art from Aria Gallery in Tehran. Gallery Ovissi is working hard to have this collection of over 60 works travel to Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Gallery Ovissi is interested to seek space in the Washington DC area to host this collection for the last week of March 2000 or for the first week of April 2000. We are in search of a viable space for this exhibition in Washington DC. Anyone interested in providing assistance, please contact Maryam Ovissi at [email protected]

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* Petition against fingerprinting

Petition against the fingerprinting and photographing of Iranian nationals by U.S. immigration >>> GO HERE

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* Petition against Lufthansa

Petition against Lufthansa for its discriminatory practice of searching Iranian passengers >>> GO HERE

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* Images of old Iran, Washington DC

The Sackler Gallery in Washington DC is featuring the Iran photographs of Antoin Sevruguin until May 28, 2000. The Sevruguin exhibition includes fifty images of rulers, courtiers, and commoners, and scenes of daily life in Iran from the late 1870s to the 1930s ... DETAILS HERE

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* Sara Amir for California State Assembly

California State Senator Tom Hayden (D-23rd District, Los Angeles), who is forced out of the State Senate by term limits, has decided at the last minute to NOT run in the 42nd State Assembly District. As a result of Hayden dropping out of the race, former (1998) Green candidate for Lt. Governor Sara Amir has decided to enter the race on the last day. To support Sara, email her at <[email protected]> or call at 323-654-9717 and ask her where to send the contribution. In 1998, Amir received 3.1% for Lt. Governor, the highest percentage any third party candidate has received for that office since 1938.

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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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