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THE 10th NOWRUZ FESTIVAL

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THE 10th NOWRUZ FESTIVAL

  LIVE PERFORMANCES, PERSIAN FOOD, TEA, COOKIES, BACKGAMMON, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, FALE HAFEZ AND MUCH MORE…        

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Nowruz 2024 Sponsorship Package

Nowruz 2024 Persian New Year Celebration March 24, 2024 Bill Barber Community Park, Irvine, CA     Dear Nowruz Sponsor: On behalf of Nowruz 2024 Iranian American Community Group (IACG) Festival Committee, I am pleased to invite you to join our circle of sponsors to support this exciting cultural event. On Sunday, March 24, 2024, …

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Nowruz, Persian New Year, Festival of Joy, Peace, and Humanity

Iranian American Community Group (IAC) a non-profit, non-religious and nonpolitical organization in association with 10 other organizations is pleased to announce our 10th annual Nowruz Festival, on March 24, 2024, in the Rose Garden at Bill Barber Community Park in Irvine. The Nowruz Festival, a festival of Joy, Peace, and love for humanity, is a …

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Iranian American Community Group,IAC, at Newport Beach Film Festival

Please join Iranian American Community Group,IAC, at Newport Beach Film Festival   https://nbff23.eventive.org/welcome    

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Nowruz Festival (2024) – The Persian New Year

Live Entertainment Dance and Musical Performances Persian Food and Refreshments Free to Public SUNDAY MARCH 24, 2024 Location: The Rose Garden at Bill Barber Community Park (Next to Irvine City Hall) 4 Civic Center Drive Irvine

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Happy nowruz

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The Persian New Year Nowruz at Costa Mesa

Cordially invites you to join us at Costa Mesa City Hall, Council Chamber for Nowruz Reception and Proclamation. The reception will be followed by a reading of the Proclamation by Mayor John Stephens at the City Council Chambers.   77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Tuesday, March 21, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.

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The Persian New Year Nowruz at Irvine

Cordially invites you to join us at Irvine City Hall, Council Chamber for Nowruz Reception and Proclamation. The reception will be followed by a reading of the Proclamation by Mayor Farrah Khan at the Irvine City Council Chambers. 1 Civic center, Irvine City Hall Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.

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THE TIME HAS COME

THE TIME HAS COME SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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THE 10th NOWRUZ FESTIVAL

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Dr Reza Karkia has been promoted to the chair of the county of orange ethics committee

We are please to announce that Dr Reza Karkia IAC Group advisory board member has been promoted to the chair of the county of orange ethics committee   https://www.ocethics.com/about-commission   Dr. Reza Karkia Dr. Reza Karkia was appointed by Supervisor Andrew Do, First District, at the June 27, 2023 Board of Supervisors meeting. He is …

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Sadeh have been added to the UNESCO’s list

Iran’s traditional festival of Sadeh have been officially recognized and added to the UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. The ancient festival of Sadeh, celebrated 50 days before the New Year (Nowruz), is one of Iran’s oldest cultural ceremonies, dating back to the Achaemenid Empire. (550-330 B.C.) The festivity honors the sacred elements of fire, …

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UC Irvine Is Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 Public Universities for Ninth Year in a Row

UC Irvine Is Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 Public Universities for Ninth Year in a Row – Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce The University of California, Irvine has been ranked 10th among the nation’s public universities – and 33rd overall – on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 list of “Best Colleges,” released today. This is the ninth consecutive year …

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Happy New Year to our Jewish Community

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House passes bipartisan measures targeting Iran over death of Mahsa Amini, missile program

By FARNOUSH AMIRI September 12, 2023 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved measures Tuesday targeting Iran for its human rights record and placing restrictions on the country’s ability to import or export its expanding arsenal of weapons. The measures would impose a series of sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, president and other individuals as …

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What has changed in Iran one year since Mahsa Amini protests erupted?

By Parisa Hafezi September 12, 2023   DUBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Iran’s rulers have intensified a clampdown on dissent nearly one year since the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini sparked protests which spiralled into some of the worst political turmoil since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. HOW DID THE PROTESTS START? Protests began …

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UC Irvine receives record $653 million in research funding for fiscal 2022-23

12.7 percent more than last year, amount reflects strong support for campus mission Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2023 — From cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s disease to an innovative effort to include environmental justice and community engagement in climate and sustainability science research and education, University of California, Irvine scholars, scientists and physicians are blazing new …

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IAC Group congratulates Dr. Reza Karkia for his appointment by Orange County Supervisor

IAC Group congratulates Dr. Reza Karkia for his appointment by Orange County Supervisor as County’s Ethic Commissioner. Dr. Karkia currently serves on IAC Advisory Board Member. Dr. Reza Karkia was appointed by supervisor Andrew Do, First District at the June 27, 2023 Board of Supervisors meeting as County Ethic Commissioner. He is currently serving his …

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Dr. S. Ahmad Sajjadi receives the inaugural UCI MIND Joan and Don Beall Scholar Award

  Dr. S. Ahmad Sajjadi, associate professor of neurology in the UCI School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural recipient of the UCI MIND Joan and Don Beall Scholar Award. The grant will provide $50,000 a year for five years and is renewable one time. The funds will support Sajjadi’s research into identifying serological …

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Nowruz 2023 Gallery

    Nowruz at County of Orange, City of Costa Mesa, City of Irvine    

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Nowruz at city of Costa Mesa

  Nowruz @ city of Costa Mesa with the Mayor and City Council members

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The Children of Iran’s Revolution Are Fueling an Uprising

As the Islamic Republic marks its 44th anniversary, a generation that’s known nothing else is raking over past traumas to challenge the regime’s future. By Bloomberg News February 9, 2023 at 3:31 AM GMT+3:30 Pegah Ahangarani was flicking through old family photographs when she landed on one that showed a group of kids — including her …

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Rep. Lieu Cosponsors H. Res. 118

The Office of Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-36) thought that the Iranian American Community Group, Orange County would like to know that Congressman Lieu is an original cosponsor of the reintroduction of H. Res. 118, “Condemning Iranian state-sponsored terrorism and expressing support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic of Iran.” …

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Resolution Condemning the Actions of the Goverment of Iran

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REP LIEU STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH PROTESTORS IN IRAN

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement as peaceful protests for human rights continue in Iran. The protests began after the September 13 death of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini following her arrest for not adhering to Iran’s conservative dress code. “I stand in solidarity with Iranians risking their lives …

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Iran’s Crippled Economy Sustains Protests After Religious Police Lit Flame

The country’s middle class is shrinking for the first time in decades amid U.S. sanctions, corruption and economic mismanagement. Read in The Wall Street Journal: https://apple.news/Aw-00zp__Q_uBsD19L4AMpw

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Join us to show solidarity with the Iranian people and to be their voice

US Irvine, Humanities Gateway Courtyard   Tuesday, 27th of September 2022 , 7-8 PM

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Republican Party of Orange County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23rd, 2022 Statement Regarding the Events in Iran Orange County, CA – Hon. Fred M. Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, released the following statement on the ongoing unrest in Iran: “For over 50 years the Islamic Republic of Iran has forced its extremist views upon the people of Iran, especially …

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What to Know About the Iranian Protests Over Mahsa Amini’s Death

Protests have intensified this week in Iran over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody after she was arrested for allegedly wearing her headscarf too loosely. Amini died on Sept. 16 three days after her arrest in Tehran, and many Iranians are alleging that she was killed by law enforcement. Protestors have faced …

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We stand with the people of Iran

The Democratic Party of Orange County condemns the killing of 22-year old Mahsa Amini in Iran for being “improperly dressed”. We stand with the people of Iran in protest of this horrific act of violence. Violence and discrimination against women in a world-wide issue. The U.S. is not immune to the misogyny that strips women …

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Letter to Biden Administration and US Congress

Once again, we are inspired by bravery of the Iranian people especially Iranian women standing against Iran terrorist regime for terrorizing, jailing, and killing the protestors and ordinary Iranian people following the tragic killing of Ms. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish women, by the Iranian regime’s brutal police force. We, the Iranian American Community …

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University of California Irvine in Top 10 in Nation for Public Universities

Forbes Ranks UCI in Top 10 in Nation for Public Universities The University of California, Irvine is ranked #9 in the nation among public universities, according to Forbes 2022 America’s Top Colleges List. Overall, UCI placed 7th in the state and 30th nationally on the list. “I am delighted that UCI is deservedly recognized as one …

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We organize our activities around promoting Persian culture as well as participating in civic activities including volunteering in charity causes and helping less unfortunate members of society. We also conduct professional workshops and seminars as well as job referral to help with members’ success.
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The Iranian-American Community Group Orange County, IAC Group, is a non-religious and non-partisan organization, formed by community leaders who want to improve and enhance the quality of life of the Iranian Community by addressing and meeting their …
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