September 23, 2010

Unsolicited Email: The Image of Iranian Americans
in the U.S.

From PAAIA’s Inbox

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From: saeid nourizadeh  
Date: Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 1:04 PM
Subject: PAAIA Passing The Torch
To: Distribution List

Salaam Doostaan,
In the past few decades, Iran has garnered a negative image in American society.  Today, more than ever, Iranian American youth and adolescents need positive role models to feel proud of their heritage and to achieve their best.  By showcasing some of the most accomplished Iranian Americans from the fields of science, health, business, culture and media  PAAIA “Passing The Torch Program” strives to present a positive role model for today’s Iranian American youth.  Come to the program.  Bring your families. This is one more way to demonstrate to our children, our future, that being an “Iranian-American” is not an dilemma, rather it is fertile ground in which to grow their dreams.
Best Regards,


Meet the Newest Slate of IAPAC Candidates

By PAAIA Government Affairs Office

September 21, 2010, Washington, D.C. – The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), today announced its support for a new slate of candidates for the U.S. Congress, national party committees, and an aspiring Iranian American running for public office. The latest backed candidates include Congressman Randy Forbes (R-4th/VA), Congressman Michael Honda (D-15th/CA), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-14th/NY), Congressman Frank R. Wolf (R-10th/VA), Mark Ameli, candidate for Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles County, and Farrah Douglas, candidate for Carlsbad City Council. In addition, IAPAC is supporting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).  More.

Effective Cause Marketing, TEDx Ideas Worth Spreading

By PAAIA Editorial Staff

September 23, 2010 – At PAAIA we are interested in big ideas, so last Monday we sponsored a TEDxChange at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, a 90-minute simulcast of this year’s annual TED Conference titled “The Future We Make.” The webcast is  available online.

The TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference, held annually in Long Beach and simulcast in Palm Springs, is centered on the belief that ideas can change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. It is where the foremost thinkers and doers in the world come to exchange their latest visions, brainstorms and projects. The TED Talks are later made available online to give “everyone on-demand access to the world’s most inspiring voices”. A TEDGlobal conference is held every summer in Oxford, UK, while TEDxChange events are locally organized and create independent TED-like events.  More.

Join PAAIA at NIPOC’s Mehregan event in Irvine
this weekend, Sept 25 & 26!

Come and meet our Orange County Chapter, get a PAAIA T-shirt, and find out about our new programs and ways to get involved.

Enjoy live music by Hamed Nikpay and get a chance to meet him at our table!

Don’t wait, get your ticket today!

MOCA LA: Iranian Art Today

When: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, 6:30PM
Where: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium
250 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
FREE no reservations required
For more info call: 213.621.1745


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