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