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International Panel of Women in the Arts and Sciences and Norouz Celebration in Cupertino, California on March 8


Iranian Federated Women's Club and Payvand Cultural School present


Two Events Scheduled for March 8, 2009 at Cupertino Quinlan Community Center

1)      "Expressions through Art" Panel Discussion & Presentation

2)      "Mehmani Noruzi 1388" Persian New Year - Spring Equinox Celebration 2009



Place: Cupertino Quinlan Community Center, 10185 North Stelling Rd. Cupertino, CA 95014


EVENT#1 - "Expression through Art" Panel Discussion & Presentations


International Panel of Women in the Arts and Sciences


Date: March 8th 2009

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission: Free and open to public


Event Description: On the 100th U.S. anniversary of Women's Day a panel of accomplished international women in the field of arts and science discuss the role of the expressive arts and creativity in community building, the transmission of cultural heritage, and in building bridges throughout the world. Moderated by Hon. Laura Casas Fier - De Anza College District, Board of Trustees President, with a special guest performance by Afghanistan's most legendary woman vocalist Ustad Mahwash. Panelists include Ms. Ann Woo - Director of Chinese Performing Artists of America, Ms. Sharlyn Sawyer - Director of Afsaneh Art & Culture Society/Ballet Afsaneh and many other international guests. Admission is Free and open to the public.


Panelists and Presenters:


Moderator - Hon. Laura Casas Frier: Attorney, President of Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees

Traditional Music Presentation by Ustad Farida Mahwash - legendary vocalist from Afghanistan:

Ms. Farideh Luie - Nurse Practitioner - Vocalist - Community Activist

Hon. Pearl Cheng - Scientist - Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees

Ms. Ann Woo - cultural arts specialist - community organizer

Ms. Sharlyn Sawyer - cultural arts specialist - community activist

Dr. Mehravar Marzbani - Community organizer - Sidney/Australia

Ms.Homa Faravashi - Author, Poet, Teacher

Ms. Azin Arefi - Author, Teacher

Ms. Dori Fadavi - Author

Ms. Fariba Nejat - Community Organizer, Teacher, Fine Art Artist

Ms. Payandeh Shahandeh - Jewelry Artist - Paris/ France



Event #2   "Mehmani Noruzi 1388" Persian New Year Celebration 2009


Date: March 8th 2009

Place: Cupertino Quinlan Community Center, 10185 North Stelling Rd. Cupertino, CA 95014

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission: $35, Includes Traditional Dinner Order Tickets by Phone: (408) 624-9222


Event Description:

Beautiful displays of art-work, activities for kids, live Persian music, fabulous dance, and special guests celebrate the timeless holiday of Norouz, marking the first day of spring and the New Year across Central Asia and the Mid-East. Join us as the special guests of the Iranian Federated Women's Club - Payvand in a relaxed, warm, family setting. Dinner is included in the ticket price of $35. Come ready to dance and enjoy!  Admission includes International Women's Day Panels in the afternoon (free to public), Norouz Celebration Performances, and a traditional holiday dinner by Arya Restaurant.


Featured Performances:

Ballet Afsaneh

Niosha Dance Academy

Shahrzad Dance Academy

Mr. Ebrahimi and Ensemble

Mr. Mansour Taeed

Ms. Farideh Louie,

DJ Alireza



All Event Information -Ticket Sales:
by Phone: (408) 624-9222

by email: IFWC (, (


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