Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Persian Diaspora

Last updated 30 July 2009.

Publications in English: Payvand , tehranbureau

From June 26 – September 5, 2009 at NY's Chelsea Art Museum,
Influences of Homeland and Diasporaon the Artistic Language of 56 Contemporary Iranian Artists, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath was reviewed by TEHRAN BUREAU's LEILA DARABI in New York 28 June 2009, "Iran Inside Out." There is a companion exhibit and a weekly film series.

"Established in 1989, the Persian Cultural Center (PCC), better known to the community as "Kanoon", is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national organization, with no-political or religious affiliation. PCC is based in San Diego and was created to celebrate, share and promote the very rich cultural abundance of its many ethnic groups and their history."

According to its web-site, San Diego's PCC encompasses the Iranian School of San Diego, the Persian Cultural Dance Academy, and the charity of the Iranian Foundation. Here is a humorous immigration skit from four ISSD students, shared via youtube:

The Association of Iranian Americans, North County (San Diego)
انجمن ایرانیان شمال سندیاگو
had its first event on July 19th in Encinitas in 2008.

The Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County, is just north of San Diego (social, business, and cultural)., is a website for the expatriate Iranian community, mostly Iranian-Americans (lots of ads)

In Israel, Yad vaShem posts pages in Persian about the 1940's Shoah شوا .