List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-03-08

    IWD Seminar on Women’s Rights, the Veil and Islamic and religious laws

    Europe - UK Thursday - March 8, 2007     06:00 PM

    Speakers at the International Women's Day Seminar are:

    Sonja Eggerickx: President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

    Ann Harrison: Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Department of Amnesty International’s International Secretariat.

    Maryam Namazie: Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran’s International Relations Committee, 2005 National Secular Society’s Secularist of the Year Award Winner and producer of International TV.

    Taslima Nasrin: Physician, writer, radical feminist, human rights activist and secular humanist.

    We will also show, for the first time, a short film entitled:

    “In the name of honour” by Reza Moradi

    At University of London Union

    Room 3D, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

    (Nearest underground stations: Russell Square, Goodge Street)

    From 6:00 – 10:00pm

    The seminar is co-sponsored by the International Campaign in Defense of Women’s Right in Iran- UK, the National Secular Society and the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.

    For more information call: 07719111738 07950924434

    or email:

    Admission is free

    Refreshments will be served

    Iranian Federated Women's Club (I.F.W.C.) and Payvand present "International Women's Day"

    Bay Area - South Bay Thursday - March 8, 2007     06:30 PM

    Iranian Federated Women's Club (I.F.W.C.) and Payvand present

    "International Women's Day"

    March, 8, 2007

    International Women's DayTicket
    Irainain Federated Women's Club and Payvand Present International Women's Day March, 8, 2007 LE PETIT TRIANON THEATRE 72 North 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112 408-381-4268,

    72 North 5th Street
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Registration and sign in: 6:30 p.m.
    Program: 7:00 p.m.

    1) Domestic Violence & Cross Cultural Issues

    Ms. Fariba Soroosh (moderator)
    Panel members

    Ms. Mehrangiz Kar (Co-sponsored by The Iranica Institute, Irvine California)
    Leading feminist activist and human rights lawyer. For a complete biography, log onto
    Latest book:

    Crossing the Red Line

    Dr. Ashraf Zahedi
    Ashraf Zahedi, Ph.D. is a sociologist and an affiliated scholar....

    Ms. Hatixha Gerbeshi from the Easter European Service Agency

    Ms. Manna Teclemariam is a social activist who works for a newly founded DV agency helping victims in the African immigrant community

    2) Poetry and Piano

    Ms. Lobat Vala
    Ms. Homa Faravashi
    Ms. Shaida Ostovar
    Ms. Irene Whitesid
    3) Music from Loristan, Kordistan and Chahar Mahal Bakhtiri

    Ms. Parvin Cox
    Mohammad Ebrahimi
    Mehran Ebrahimi

    Book signing

    Ms. Mehrangiz Kar Crossing the Red Line

    Dr. Persis Karim
    Let Me Tell You Where I've Been:
    New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora Edited by Persis M. Karim
    Foreword by Al Young Publish date: May 2006

    Ticket: $30.00

    Tickets will be available at persian stores, and through the IFWC - Payvand members, as of February 5, 2007

    For more information: & 408-381-4268
    Proceeds from this event will be dedicated to help Domestic Violence victims
    Tax ID Number: 501C-3: 91-1959402

    Poetry Reading

    Vancouver Thursday - March 8, 2007     08:00 PM


    Poems of Hafez and Khayyam will be the focus of our attention and study in the days that we are getting closer to Norouz.

    The address, time, etc. are also available on the website. Please check for more information. The address is also provided below:

    St. Catherine's Anglican Church
    1058 Ridgewood Drive, Edgemont Village, North Vancouver

    Feel free to distribute this email to your friends who may be interested.


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