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February March 6-10, 2000 / Esfand 16-20, 1378

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* Music: Sima Bina in New York

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* Music: "Ey Iran" at Kennedy Center
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Art: Fifty Iranian artists in U.S.
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Noruz: Bazaar in Irvine
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Communkty: U.S. 2000 Census: Be Counted!
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Politics: Another anti-sanctions letter
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Politics: Want the U.S. to remove sanctions?
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Communkty: Persian Center fundraiser, Bay Area
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Academic: Science award
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Poetry: Houshang Ebtehaj in Berkeley

* Research: Researching Iranians in Los Angeles
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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!

* Lecture: Women's Movement and...
* Art: Seyed Alavi at Gallery Ovissi
* Academic: Teach Persian literature at Berkeley
* Politics: Cyrus announces candidacy for Congress
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Art: Iranian art in America: Make it happen

* 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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* Sima Bina in New York

Folk Music of Iran: Sima Bina, Saturday, March 18, 2000, 8:00 pm, Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, New York City (212) 864-5400 Admission: $30. A captivating vocalist, Sima Bina is one of the leading exponents of the traditional music of Khorasan in eastern Iran. For two decades she has done extensive research on Persian folk songs, collecting, recording, writing and re-interpreting popular regional music.

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* "Ey Iran" at Kennedy Center

In celebration of the new millennium and Persian New Year at event is scheduled for 21st of March 2000, 6:00 -7:00 pm, on the Millennium stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. "NAVA", the Iranian Classical Ensemble presents: Sorud "Ey Iran" by young Iranian players. The audience around the stage is encouraged to sing along, as the young performers lead by Shahriar Saleh play this national song of Iran.

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* Fifty Iranian artists in U.S.

Three Iranian art gallaries are bringing 150 works of art by 50 Iranian masters to the U.S. "Evolving Perceptions" will host the shows in the U.S. The art tour starts in New York with a show on March 9-13 at the Art Expo in the Jacob Javitz Convention Center.

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* Noruz bazaar in Irvine

Child Foundation PRESENTS 2nd Annual Persian New Year (Noruz) Bazaar in Irvine, California. Choose from variety of authentic pastries, sweets, nuts, flowers, candles and goldfish as well as exquisite gifts for family, friends, and children. Best of all come and have fun and get in the mood for the New Year. DATE: Sunday March 12, 2000. TIME: 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. LOCATION: Hilton Hotel in Irvine (across from John Wayne Airport) ADMISSION: Free. INFORMATION: (949) 580-1162. Child Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, medical help and food to orphans and needy talented children.

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* U.S. 2000 Census: Be Counted!

Did you know that the US government's official count of all Iranians in US is only 200,000!! Only 200,000!! I can't believe it. They are about 90% off. Here is our chance with the 2000 Census. Every ten years US government performs a census (people) count. In mid march, these forms will reach our homes. These forms are available in Ten different languages, but NOT FARSI. Since there are only 200,000 of us! >>> FULL TEXT

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* Another anti-sanctions letter

Iranians for International Cooperation: The following is a letter to President Clinton urging him NOT to renew the executive orders in which he imposed sanctions on Iran. In order to truly effect President Clinton's decision in this regard, not only do we Iranians have to be vigilant in reminding The US government of the negative aspects of the sanctions, but we must also be proactive in showing the President OUR unity in opposing this repressive policy >>> GO HERE

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* Want the U.S. to remove sanctions?

"Petition of the Iranian Americans and Other Concerned Citizens to the United States Congressmen and Congresswomen and the US President regarding Removal of Unilateral Sanctions of the US Government against Iran..." >>> GO HERE

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* Persian Center fundraiser, Bay Area

You are cordially invited to join the Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, and Friends of Persian Center in San Francisco's Bay Area for an Evening of Fun and Festivities. Berkeley Mayor Shirley Dean, Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown & other local elected officials have been invited. PERSIAN NEW YEAR FUND RAISING DINNER & AUCTION, Saturday, March 11, 2000, $150 per person. Place: Santa Fe Bar & Grill (menu below) 1310 University Avenue in Berkeley. Reception 6:00 p.m. --- Dinner 7:00 p.m.. Program Will Include Persian New Year Presentation And Auction of Persian Works of Art. PLEASE RSVP by March 8th, 2000: Persian Center, 2029 Durant Avenue, BERKELEY, CA 94704. TEL: 510 848 0264, FAX: 510 848 2537, WEB: www.PersianCenter.org

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* Science award

February 27, 2000 -- D.N. Rahni was the recipient of the first prize, 13th Algorithm (Al-Khawrazmi) Scientific International Award. The Award, bestowed by the Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Galileo Violini the Regional Director of UNESCO, is named after the 8th century Persian Mathematician, Philosopher and Historian, and is co-sponsored by the UNDP, UNESCO, and the Third World Academy of Sciences among others (www.irost.com select "Award" then, "International"). There were nominees form 43 countries >>> DETAILS HERE

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* Houshang Ebtehaj in Berkeley

Iranian Studies Group at UC Berkeley presents: Poetry reading by prominent Iranian poet Houshang Ebtehaj (Heh-Alef_Sayeh). Date: Saturday March 4. Time: 6:30 P.M. Place: 2040 Valley Life Science Building, University of California, Berkeley.

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* Researching Iranians in Los Angeles

I am an anthropologist from Stockholm University. I did a field-research on the youth culture in Northwest Tehran last year. A large part of the culture they consume is produced here in Los Angeles. So I came here to study the culture Iranians produce in LA >>> DETAILS HERE

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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).

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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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* 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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* 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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* 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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* 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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* 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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