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Raising Our Voices for Iran: An afternoon of readings and music
Date Sunday July 26
Time 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorTissa Hami
Raising Our Voices for Iran: An afternoon of readings and music

The Association of Iranian American Writers and Intersection for the Arts present an afternoon of readings and music for the people of Iran

With an election report by journalist Reese Erlich and special musical guest Aleph Null

Proceeds go to Amnesty International USA
$10 suggested donation

The Association of Iranian American Writers will host a literary reading and musical performance to express solidarity with the people of Iran, whose protest over the June elections has captured the hearts and imagination of the world. Bay Area Iranian American writers will read from their work, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction and rap, that highlights the intersection between Iranian culture and American life. Freelance journalist Reese Erlich, author of "The Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis," will give a brief report about his recent visit to Iran to cover the elections. Aleph Null, a Persian jazz fusion group whose music combines Middle Eastern and Asian influences, also will perform. Donations of $10 or more are requested, with proceeds to go to support Amnesty International USA.

With works by:
Anita Amirrezvani, Jasmin Darznik, Parissa Ebrahimzadeh, Mahru Elahi, Roia Ferrazares, Tissa Hami, Persis Karim, Nazy Kaviani, Aidin Massoudi, Beatrice Motamedi, Shirindokht Nourmanesh, Kavian Ravandoust, Farnoosh Seifoddini, Ari Siletz, and Siamak Vossoughi

"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."
- Hafez, 14th c. Persian poet
Added to the calendar on Friday Jul 17th, 2009 12:55 AM
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