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The IAAB Conference. October 13th and 14th at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. More info: iranianalliances.org (Taken with Instagram at UCLA Covel Commons (Sunset Village))
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Last minute preps for #IAABConf #IAAB, registration closes tonight! (Taken with Instagram at UCLA Covel Commons (Sunset Village))
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Only 3 days away! #IAAB #IAABConf (Taken with Instagram at Westwood, Los Angeles, CA)
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IAAB Launches Oral History Initiative
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In 2002, a group of Iranian-American students studying abroad made a wild and exaggerated observation: Iranians are everywhere.

Of course, we didn’t mean on TV or in the movies. We meant that all of a sudden, Iranians seemed to be everywhere we went. We were young and traveling, discovering Iranian-Italian restaurants in Dublin, studying with Iranian-Norwegian classmates in London, and meeting Iranian-Colombian seatmates on high-speed trains across the continent. Our observation became a long-running joke: did we have Persian radar or something? How did we just happen to encounter one Iranian establishment after another by sheer luck? Or, could it be that there are really that many Iranians abroad, and we really are everywhere?

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Amy Malek talks about the importance of community building in diaspora. 

Check out the article here: 

A Young Diaspora Raises its Voice: Creating Iranian Alliances Across Borders

(via ajammc)

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Molla Nasreddin! The creators of Slavs and Tartars will be @ The IAAB Conf Oct 13-14, 2012 @ UCLA! Don’t miss out. 
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Iranian Rapper Shahin Najafi To Speak @ The IAAB Conference
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Critically Acclaimed Author, Porochista Khakpour, To Join Us @ The IAAB Conf
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Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
Seems like a great youth-led project. We love this! 
tedx:

A touch of history: TEDxBeirut’s 6th salon took place at the Youth and Culture Center (YCC) in Zouk Mikaël, a public library turned cultural center in Lebanon.
From the YCC website:

“Originally founded as a public library in Zouk Mikaël during the 1940’s, this municipal facility was re-established in April of 2009 as the Youth and Culture Center.
Lebanon’s 15-year civil war greatly hindered the development of the library’s services. It wasn’t until peacetime that the Municipality of Zouk Mikaël called upon a new generation of young architects to conceive a cultural complex, both modern and traditional. In collaboration with the Lebanese University of Fine Arts (ALBA), recognition for achievement was won in a competition launched by the university: this was Lebanon’s first approach at municipal participation.
With the architectural part achieved, this “dream” project had to be financed. The municipal budget was by no means grand, yet with the striving economy, budget management and rationalization of expenditures, the city of Zouk Mikaël managed to inaugurate in April 2009 the first municipal cultural complex in Lebanon: the Youth and Culture Center (YCC).”
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MAHMOUD @ Santa Monica Playhouse for IAAB Conf!