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Iranian American Political Action Committee's Spring Gala

Azar Nafisi to MC IAPAC Spring Gala; Goli Ameri to address IAPAC members and guests; Simin Behbehani will recite an original poem; Mrs. Batmanglij will prepare one of her sumptuous feasts.

The Iranian American Political Action Committee will be hosting a star studded Spring Gala fundraiser on May 27, 2004 in Washington, D.C.  This event is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of Iranian women, with distinguished guests Mahnaz Afkhami (CEO of the Women's Learning Partnership), Mehrangiz Kar (human rights attorney), and special visiting guest of honor, Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi.

We are also fortunate to have one of our most accomplished writers, Azar Nafisi (author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" which has been on the New York Times best seller list for the past two months) as the MC as well as Goli Ameri (who just won her U.S. Congressional primary in Oregon by a landslide).  Poet Laureate Simin Behbehani will share a portion of her lyrical poetry.  The night's festivities will be accented by the magical virtuosity of Najmieh Batmanglij, another accomplished woman in her field, who will oversee the preparation of a variety of delectable Persian dishes.

The event will be held on May 27, 2004, from 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC.  The evening will also provide an opportunity to visit with Mrs. Ebadi and our other honored guests in a fairly intimate setting and to learn more about Iranian American Political Action Committees (IAPAC) activities on behalf of our community.  

The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) is a registered bi-partisan federal political committee that contributes to candidates for federal office who are attuned to the domestic concerns of the American Iranian community.  IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights, immigration and civil liberties, and encourages Americans of  Iranian descent to actively participate in the electoral process, to vote and run for political office.  In forming IAPAC, the twenty-two founding trustees agreed that in order to provide a voice on domestic issues that unify our community, IAPAC's bylaws would exclude the organization from engaging on issues pertaining to U.S. foreign policy towards Iran.

Click here for event details and RSVP instructions:

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me or IAPAC's 2004 Gala Chair, Soroush Richard Shehabi.  We look forward to seeing you on May 27, 2004.

Soroush Richard Shehabi
Trustee and Member of the Board of Directors
Iranian American Political Action Committee

310-704-4455 (cell)

Morad Ghorban
Political Director
Iranian American Political Action Committee
729 15th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 824-0718 (V)
(202) 737-6063 (F)

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