List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2009-04-08

    "Asia Between Two Worlds" Guest: Shahrnush Parsipur

    Bay Area - Peninsula Wednesday - April 8, 2009     06:00 PM

    Please review the upcoming event sponsored by Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters:

    Guest: Shahrnush Parsipur
    Born and raised in Tehran, she received her B.A. in sociology from Tehran University in 1973 and studied Chinese language and civilization at the Sorbonne from 1976 to 1980. Her first book was Tupak-e Qermez (The Little Red Ball - 1969), a story for young people. Her first short stories were published in the late 1960s. One early story appeared in Jong-e Isfahan, no. 9 (June 1972), a special short-story issue which also featured stories by Esma'il Fasih, Houshang Golshiri, Taqi Modarresi, Bahram Sadeqi, and Gholam Hossein Saedi. Her novella Tajrobeh'ha- ye Azad (Trial Offers - 1970) was followed by the novel Sag va Zemestan-e Boland (The Dog and the Long Winter), published in 1976. In 1977, she published a volume of short stories called Avizeh'ha-ye Bolur (Crystal Pendant Earrings).

    Shahrnush Parsipur currently resides in the United States. She is the recipient of the first International Writers Project Fellowship from the Program in Creative Writing and the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
    "Asia Between Two Worlds"

    Wednesday, April 8
    6-7 pm
    Location: Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113

    Map: http://campus- map.stanford. edu/index. cfm?ID=01- 260
    Closest parking is at the Oval. Look for Lasuen Mall (located to your left, if facing Memorial Church).

    Opportunities to promote diplomacy with Iran in 2009

    Bay Area - Peninsula Wednesday - April 8, 2009     06:30 PM

    Opportunities to promote diplomacy with Iran in 2009

    Rebecca Griffin, Political Director, Peace Action West

    The new administration and Congress offer some important opportunities for promoting direct diplomacy with Iran , but also some daunting challenges. Rebecca will discuss:

    * The political landscape: What are the opportunities and challenges for promoting diplomacy with Iran in the new political environment?

    * What's happening in Congress this year: What kind of legislation with be offered? Who are top congressional targets on this issue? What other ways can Congress play a positive role?

    * How you can get involved: Peace Action West's Citizen Diplomat campaign to promote diplomacy with Iran .

    We’ll also provide other reports and, if there’s time, discuss recent political news.

    Date: Wed, April 8, 2009

    Start time: 6:30 PM

    End time: 9:00 PM

    Place: Arya Restaurant (

    Address: 19930 Stevens Creek Blvd , Cupertino , CA 95014

    Phone: (408) 996-9606 (Arya’s number)

    Phone2: (408) 857-2709 (Mehdi’s cell)

    Cost: This is a free program. But you are encouraged to make

    a purchase from the restaurant’s huge selection.

    See you there!


    The BAIAD Team

    Bay Area Iranian-American Democrats

    It’s time to take a stand!


    NOTE: BAIAD organizes a program on the 2nd Wed of every month at the same time and location.
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