List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-01-20

    Iranian American Medical Association Meeting

    Orange County Sunday - January 20, 2008     09:00 AM

    IAMA Javaan

    Jan 18-21, 2008 (Friday-Monday)

    Second Annual Meeting

    Beyond the Practice: service opportunities within healthcare.

    Register NOW-Space is limited

    Mark your calendars- Last day for registration is January 3rd, 2008.

    Come to learn and enjoy:

    • Opportunities for care and career advancement

    • Personal growth and development

    • Extensive networking in variety of fields

    • Philanthropic activities in Iran

    Friday January 18:

    Arrival, registration

    Saturday January 19:

    Official opening


    • Hoori Sadler and Miss Emami (Persian American Cancer Institute)

    • Negin Mohammadzadeh (International Society for Supporting Children Suffering from Cancer)

    • Kent Bransford, MD (Former President Physicians for Social Responsibility)

    • Banafesheh Akhlaghi, Esq (NLSCA)

    • Pardis Mahdavi, PhD--Sexual discourse in the Iranian Blogosphere

    • Babak Talebi / Trita Parsi: Medical Lobbying

    • Danesh Mazloomdoost, MD: logistics & limitations of medical missions

    • Arash Ordookhani, MD: implementation of a neonatal thyroid screening program in Iran

    Night time outing

    Sunday January 20:


    Outdoor activities

    Closing dinner party

    Monday January 21:


    See for details on speakers and registration.

    E-mail with further questions or concerns.

    Cultural Identity and Gender Workshop by Family Therapist Azizeh Rezaiyan

    Bay Area - Peninsula Sunday - January 20, 2008     02:00 PM


    Cultural Identity and Gender Workshop by Family Therapist Azizeh
    Rezaiyan, Sunday January 20 from 2 to 5 PM in Los Altos Public

    For more information: zanan_irany@

    For the January Zanan gathering, we have an interesting workshop
    on cultural identity and gender, conducted by family therapist,
    Azizeh Rezaiyan. This workshop will be in Persian and coed.

    Cultural Identity & Gender
    Am I Persian?
    Am I Moslem?
    Am I a Quasi American?

    In this interactive workshop we will explore and examine our gender
    prejudice and biases on our genders and its impact on our
    interactions with self and others within and out side American
    and Persian culture.
    Azizeh E. Rezaiyan is a psychotherapist and has a private practice
    in Burlingame , California . Azizeh received her Masters in
    Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute
    in Southern California . Her years of clinical training since
    1994 include expertise in individual therapy, couples therapy
    (including cross-cultural marital issues), family therapy, and
    group therapy, with a focus on stress, depression, employment
    issues, relationship issues, sexual and physical and political
    abuse, domestic violence, perinatal and prenatal issues, adoption,
    and chemical dependency transitions. In addition to her post
    graduate study, Azizeh has been studying and practicing couples
    therapy in California / Esalan Institute as well as in Germany
    and Switzerland , with Rosenberg ?s Integrative Body Psychotherapy,
    which is an internationally well known institute for their
    innovative somatic approach to psychotherapy. Azizeh offers
    seminars and workshops on couples, child development, parenting,
    mother-daughter relationship depression and anger management.

    WHEN: Sunday Janyary 20
    TIME: 2 to 5 PM

    Film: M for Mother

    Bay Area - San Francisco Sunday - January 20, 2008     02:00 PM

    M for Mother
    Friday, January 18, 6:30
    Sunday, January 20, 2:00

    Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St, San Rafael, CA 94901

    This highly acclaimed film, which was one of the most successful in the history of Iranian cinema, was directed by one of Iran�s greatest filmmakers, Rasoul Mollaqolipour, who died at the age of 50 in March 2007 making this his final film. Sepideh (Golshifteh Farahani) is injured by chemical attacks during the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war and years later, when she is expecting her first baby, discovers that the embryo is damaged due to the chemical effects. In Farsi with English subtitles. 112 min.

    Darband Party with DJ Michael Soltani, Mehrbod, Armin, Saeed G

    Orange County Sunday - January 20, 2008     10:00 PM

    Jan 20 (Sun)-OC: Darband Party with DJ Michael Soltani, Mehrbod, Armin, Saeed G, @ Tentation Ultra Lounge (4647 Mac Arthur Blvd, Newport Beach 92660), Info: 800-284-1151,
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