On 12 November 2017, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran–Iraq border, just inside Iran, in Kermanshah Province. With at least 530 people killed and more than 8,100 injured, as well as many more unaccounted for, it is currently the deadliest earthquake of 2017. In this post, we keep you posted about what our community activities regarding help children in Kermanshah Province. Continue reading “2017 Iran–Iraq earthquake”
In our Nov 17, 2017 meeting, we had a great time having James Taylor and Prof. Jonathan Katz in our community. We can break our meeting to two sections. First section of our meeting was focused on Thanksgiving Day. In the second section, Prof. Jonathan Katz went through the history of Iran-US relationship in past century. Continue reading “Tafakor Monthly (2)”
In the first episode of “Persian Culture and Art Nights”, after a short introduction about our ideas for 2017/2018 academic year, we went through some of the most famous traditional and modern Persian poems. Oct 12 is an official day named on behalf of Hafez in Iran and we were lucky to have a guest who is professional in Hafez’s ghazals in our event. Her 10 min talk about Hafez brought an amazing moment to our community.
In the second section of our event, we watched a short movie together. “From the Eastern Lands”, with the magic of music and simple frames the narrator of movie talks about a deep feeling; she illustrates a love and separation of a young couple, due to immigration.
In the last part of this event, Arash read one of the Jalal Al-Ahmed’s short stories. “Aftab-eh Labeh Bam” is about a traditional family in Iran in 1948. Jalal Al-Ahmed talks about the side effects of the overlap of religious and traditions in a family and especially women’s lives.
In Friday November 17, 2017, Iranian Students Association at Oregon State University is going to hold the second episode of “Persian Culture and Art Nights”.
Diversity is an important factor toward a peaceful world. As a cultural association, sharing Persian culture to other nations and providing opportunities for Iranians to learn more about American culture is one of our main goals. Regarding to this goal, in the first section of our meeting, Prof. James Taylor will give a talk about the history of Thanksgiving Day in US. In addition, we have a list of American families who like to have you in Thanksgiving Day. If you like to learn more about this holiday while you spend your time with an American family, please fill out the following form.
After a short coffee break, in the second section of our meeting, Prof. Jonathan Katz will give a talk about the history of Iran-US relationship. This talk will take about 30 min plus 15 min Q&A and I bet it is going to be really interesting. If you are confuse about the history of Iran-US relationship, bring your questions to this meeting.
This event is totally free and open to public. Participants need to register through the following form. The poetry section will be in both Persian and English languages.
In Friday October 13, 2017, Iranian Students Association at Oregon State University will hold the very first episode of a series of events called “Persian Culture and Art Nights” at Memorial Union. In the following sections of this page, all information regarding registration process and detailed schedule of the event are provided.