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DC Community Addresses Generational Gap

Source: Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB)

Ethnic Social Service Referrals (ESSR), in collaboration with IAAB, is hosting its annual conference titled 'Aberoomoono Nabar! Addressing the Generational Gap', which will be held at Northern Virginia Community College on Sunday, September 29th from 10am to 5pm.

The 2013 conference will address the generational differences between first and second generation Iranian immigrants.

The program includes a series of presentations, a working lunch with table discussions and an afternoon panel discussion. Speakers include mental health professionals and community organizers who will share their expert views on the various aspects of the generational gap.

Topics include:

The Effect of Cultural Expectations in Decision Making, Career Goals and Relationships
Discrimination and Identity Formation
Role of Social Support in Building Self-Confidence
Positive & Negative Aspects of Living in Multi-Cultural Home/Society

Distinguished speakers include:

  • Dr. Makon Fardis
  • Dr. Ehsan Habib
  • Mana Kharrazi
  • Samar Tehrani

Conference organizers aim to foster a healthy intergenerational dialogue that honors the first generation's struggle to survive while drawing upon the next generation's struggle to thrive. As such, all age-groups are urged to attend and registration costs have been reduced to encourage students and older members to attend.

The cost of the registration is $10 for community members. Students may attend for free with a student ID. Coffee, tea, snacks and a light lunch are included as a part of the registration. Rides are also available from the King Street Metro for those who include it as a part of their RSVP by September 27th.

To RSVP, email:

For more information, visit the Facebook event.

Please help fund the event by donating here!

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