Who Needs Fashion Week? Get New Gear and Support a Good Cause
As part of its online fundraiser, IAAB is offering new merchandise to generous supporters as a special thank you.
Both the t-shirt and tote bag were specially created for IAAB by Afsoon Talai,
an up-and-coming designer. Ms. Talai's work has appeared on CNN, InStyle, Rhode
Island School of Design's Museum of Art, as well as for numerous other
With the help of supporters like you, the past 8 months have been a huge success for the youth in our community. In this short period of time, IAAB has:
But, in order to continue empowering our community's youth, we need your
support. Help us make the upcoming academic year a more fruitful one for Iranian
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IAAB. No amount is too small.
Thank you for your continued support!
About Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) - IAAB
is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a
young, dedicated staff spread across the United States, Europe and Iran.
The mission of the organization is to address issues of the Iranian
diaspora community while raising awareness of the Iranian community,
promoting leadership, and connecting Iranians across borders. For more
information about IAAB, please visit
Camp Ayandeh Featured on PBS Frontline: Empowering Iranian American Youth- The Camp Ayandeh StoryA conversation with cofounder Narges Bajoghli - by ARASH KARAMI
"In ten years, we may not even be able to talk about an Iranian community unless we make a concerted effort to educate our youth," Narges Bajoghli, cofounder of Iranian Alliances Across Borders' (IAAB) Camp Ayandeh program, says to me over the phone.
Concern for the future of the Iranian diaspora and fear of complete cultural assimilation is common among the older members of the community. Over the past 30 years, Iranians have brought the culture of their homeland with them to their new host countries and endeavored to maintain their traditions. But the soft-spoken 28-year-old Bajoghli (pictured standing), I've come to find out, is not necessarily as concerned as the elder generation is with the retention of venerable identities and customs. Instead, she appears to have channeled her concern through an inspiring dedication and commitment to what the future of the Iranian diaspora can be. (read more)
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