December 2, 2011 – Passing the Torch of Success is Coming to San Diego!

Passing the Torch of Success is Coming to San Diego!

By PAAIA Staff

PAAIA FlameDecember 2, 2011, San Diego – Building on the success of previous Passing the Torch of Success events, PAAIA San Diego will be hosting the Passing the Torch of Success at UC San Diego Manderville Auditorium on Sunday, January 29, 2011. The event, which is being co-sponsored by the Iranian Student Association, is hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani and Fox News San Diego Anchor, Shally Zomorodi.

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Houston and New York Join Other PAAIA Chapters in Giving Thanks – Persian Style!

By Kia Makarechi & Houston Chapter Leader

PAAIA FlameDecember 2, 2011 Houston, Texas and New York, NY During the week of Thanksgiving, PAAIA chapters nationwide celebrated the second annual PAAIA Persian Thanks. Chapter volunteers, local merchants, and businesses came together to collect food items, donations, and make a variety of Iranian and American foods to share with shelters, food banks, and shelters. The Houston and New York Tristate Chapters are two of PAAIA’s chapters that gave thanks – Persian Style!


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PAAIA Shares Findings of the 2011 Survey of Iranian Americans with the Department of State

By PAAIA Staff

Survey results to be officially released next week

PAAIA FlameNovember 1, 2011, Washington, DC The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) held a briefing on Tuesday at the Department of State to present the findings of its 2011 National Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans. The prescreening of the survey findings were made to staff from the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, and Press Relations Office.

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THE IRAN JOB – An Unlikely Journey of An American Professional Basketball Player to Iran


PAAIA FlameIn their soon-to-be-released film, The Iran Job, Sara Nojoudmi and her husband Till Schauder follow an American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most uinstable countries: Iran.

With tensions running high between Iran and the West and the political turmoil of 2009, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics, only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran. Along the way he forms an unlikely alliance with three outspoken Iranian women.

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