Farhang Foundation Joins Effort to Save Persian Language Classes at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
LOS ANGELES, CA - Farhang
Foundation is pleased to announce it has joined KIRN 670AM Radio Iran in the
fundraising efforts to help bring back Persian language classes at California
State University, Northridge (CSUN), which have been cancelled due to
adjustments to state budgets.
"As part of Farhang Foundation's overall effort to celebrate and promote Iranian
art, culture, and heritage, we are delighted to contribute to this worthy cause,
which we hope will facilitate the return of Persian language classes to CSUN,"
said Ahmad Gramian, Farhang Foundation trustee and chair of the Iranian Studies
classes, dating back to 1997, have enjoyed enrollment beyond capacity, according
to Dr. Homa Esfarjani, Professor of Farsi Language and Iranian Student
Association Advisor at CSUN.
"With over 1,000,000 Iranians in Southern California, many of them concentrated
in the Los Angeles region, and with approximately 4,000 Farsi speaking students
at CSUN, we believe that there is enough support in the community to endow the
Farsi language courses at CSUN, assuring students continual access to the
richness and historical importance of the language and culture," Dr. Esfarjani
stated in a letter.
Due to the regional and cultural significance
of this endeavor, Farhang Foundation has pledged to add $1 to every $4 donated
by the public, up to $4,000, and thanks to KIRN 670 AM Radio Iran, the word has
been getting out. Any donations to the endowment are entirely tax-deductible and
could help Persian language classes return to the Fall and Spring semesters of
every academic year at CSUN.
"KIRN is proud to be a participant in the campaign to maintain Persian language
classes at CSUN. Our research and advertiser results indicate that KIRN radio
is the fastest and most influential medium to get a message to and response from
the huge Iranian-American population that resides in Southern California." said
John Paley, general manager of KIRN 670AM Radio Iran.
For details and to learn how to contribute, please visit www.farhang.org.
About California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university
community of nearly 36,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited
on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you
explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State
Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students,
and its extensive service to the community. www.csun.edu
About KIRN 670AM Radio Iran
For more than a decade KIRN 670AM Radio Iran has been serving the Southern
California Iranian-American community. KIRN has become the voice of the
Iranian-American community. It is the focal point for information and
discussions about events that affect Iranians locally, nationally and throughout
the world. KIRN broadcasts in Persian, both on the air locally and worldwide
through its website www.670amkirn.com.
About Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit
foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art, culture and
heritage for the benefit of the community at large. The foundation supports
academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs,
publications and conferences. The foundation also supports cultural programs
such as celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, films
screenings and poetry reading in Southern California. Farhang Foundation, in
cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions plans major programs
and exhibitions about Iran and its culture.
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