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So, if there are any others . . .




. . ."IWD is now an official holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

and Vietnam."

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Womens Day in the United States (1909 2009) an esteemed panel of accomplished women in the arts and sciences from diverse cultural backgrounds will discuss the important role the expressive arts and creativity have in community building, the transmission of cultural heritage, and building bridges among people throughout the world.


In honor of IWD, the Iranian Federated Womens Club (IFWC) and Payvand are proud to present the South Bay community with an opportunity to learn, discuss, and celebrate this historic event on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the Cupertino Quinlan Community Center.


IWD is remembered globally as a celebration for the achievements of women, and serves as an occasion for communities to recognize and honor the numerous contributions women have made to society.


The first event begins at 1:00 PM and is entitled Expression through Art. For centuries, art has served as a trajectory for cultural expression across the globe. From the classical movements of dance to the subtle nuances of paintings, expression through art allows us to perpetuate our heritages and beliefs in a way anyone can internalize. Both IFWC and Payvand are honored to provide the local Iranian community with an institution that teaches new and old generations about the historical and modern-day importance of our culture and backgrounds. The Expression through Art event is expected to be an amazing and fun-filled learning experience for all who attend. The schedule includes an esteemed panel of accomplished professionals, where some of Cupertinos very own International Women will be available for discussion. In recognition of our nations growing cultural diversity the event will showcase works of art both from the traditional Iranian and Middle Eastern styles, as well as artistic presentations from around the world reflecting the nationalities and experience of the IWD International Panel Participants.


International Womens Day Celebration

Iranian Federated Women's Club and Payvand present:

"Expression through Art"

Date March 8th 2009

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission: Free and open to public

Place: Cupertino Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Rd

Cupertino, CA 95014

IFWC and Payvand: 408.624.9222

payvand95@aol.com, IFWC@aol.com


International Panel and discussion

Members of the Panel and program for Women's day section:

1:30 - 2:30

Hon. Laura Casas Frier - moderator

Attorney, President of Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees

Ms. Farideh Luie -Nurse Practitioner - Vocalist - Community Activist

Hon. Pearl Cheng - Scientist - Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees

Ann Woo - cultural arts specialist - community organizer

Sharlyn Sawyer - cultural arts specialist - community activist

Dr. Mehravar Marzbani - Community organizer - Sidney/Australia

2:30 -2:45


2:45 - 3:00

Presenting Music from by

Ustad Farida Mahwash Ustad Farida Mahwash - legendary vocalist from Afghanistan

Panel 3:00 to 3:45

Moderator: Hon. Laura Casas Frier

Ms.Homa Faravashi - Author, Poet, Teacher

Ms. Azin Arefi - Author, Teacher

Ms. Dori Fadavi - Author

Ms. Fariba Nejat - Community Organizer, Teacher, Fine Art Artist

Ms. Payandeh Shahandeh - Jewelry Artist - Paris/ France

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