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January 18-21, 2000 / Dey 28-Bahman 1, 1378

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* Academic: Teach Persian literature at Berkeley

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* Valentine: Say "I love you" all over again
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Art: Simin Meykadeh, Emeryville, CA

* Art: Aylene Fallah, Washington DC
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Music: ZaZa sings love songs
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Seminar: Iranian elections, Washington

* 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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* 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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* Say "I love you" all over again

Valentine's Day is just 19 days away. We have created a special page for your messages to your loved one. All you have to do is email the message to us and we will publish it on February 14. You will make her, or him, very happy. Email your message here: [email protected]

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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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* ZaZa sings love songs

What could be sweeter: A Valentine's Concert of ZaZa singing love songs from around the world! PLACE: Book Passage (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California). TIME: Saturday February 12 at 9:30-11:00 pm >>> DETAILS HERE

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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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* Iranian elections seminar in Washington

THE IRANIAN TRADE ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN IRANIAN COUNCIL PRESENT: The Iranian Elections & the Future, February 4, 2000, 8:00am to 12:00pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building Capitol Hill, Washington, DC >>> 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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