Payvand Cultural School and the Iranian Federated Women's Club (IFWC) are pleased to announce an upcoming series of workshops designed to increase understanding and knowledge of the Persian culture.
Featured guest speakers will discuss the society that Iranian living in America find themselves in. Topics will include the rich history of the Persian heritage, Persian art and contributions to America. By creating a forum in which a dialogue can be created between Western culture and the the Iranians living in the area, the objective is make obvious the commonalities between the two societies. Art, literature and science will be discussed as means to establish an exchange of ideas.
Sessions begin September 9, 2009 and continue every Tuesday for six months
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Quinlan Center in Cupertino, CA,
10185 N Stelling Rd,Cupertino, CA 95014
Admission is free
September 9, 2008
Music performed by Farideh Loui and Ardeshir
Welcome and Inspiration
|12:00-12:10||Azin Arefi is an accomplished author whose latest short story will be published in the Momaya Press Annual Review. For more information go to http://www.momayapress.com|
Farzin Shokooh will discuss the importance of engaging in public good through the spheres of influence each person can find themselves in.
Lunch-Baghali Polou catered by Arya Restaurant
|Afterward||Music and conversation|
Please remember to bring business cards as there are ample opportunities to make contact with people in various aspects of the community.
Understanding of the Iranian communities concerns. Address myths and stereotypes and by what means they are promoted. Promote communication and encourage community participation within the Iranian- American culture. Teach customs and philosophies of both societies to find similarities and differences.
Series of lectures, music and food. Create a place where exchange of ideas and experiences can take place. Show similarities and compare differences between the western culture and Iranian culture. Discussions and discourse create empathy. Open each others' mind to the benefits of an integrated community.
Harmony. Less apprehension. Community service. Education. Discourse.
Established in 1995, Payvand, and 1996, the Iranian Federated Women's Club (IFWC) goal is to eradicate the stereotype and cultural bias that is so prevalent in today's American culture. Through a weekly forum with select guest speakers, IFWC's intent is to create a dialogue between the Iranian community and leaders among the local government and businesses. IFWC is improving the Iranian image by encouraging volunteerism within the Iranian community.
Increase awareness of discrimination both passive and aggressive forms
Discover how the much the media indulges and promotes the stereotype
Encourage outreach between the Western and Iranian cultures
23 Weeks (Tuesdays)
Guest speakers in all aspects of culture
Dialogue (Q & A)
Create news releases to increase attendance
Contact local business leaders
Contact local government
Launch updated and corrected website
Contact local organizations with similar goals and concerns
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