Are you interested in the Iranian culture? If so, make sure to tune in to PBS SoCaL on Thursday, March 23rd from 7-9 pm! We will be offering a copy of the documentary The Iranian Americans as well as The New Persian Kitchen book by acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia.
As Iranian Americans shows, the Iranians’ story begins more than two millennia ago in the Middle East, in a land that came to be called Persia. They built an empire that stretched from North Africa to India, from the Caspian to the Red Sea. A people of diverse ethnicities and faiths, they developed rich traditions that endured centuries of migrations and conquests. In the second half of the 20th century, the nation, now known as Iran, was racked by political and religious upheaval, leading ultimately to revolution. In 1979, the revolution thrust Ayatollah Khomeini into power, beginning an era when dissent was not tolerated. Tens of thousands of Iranians left their homeland for the United States, a country they would come to call home.
You can support outstanding documentaries like this one by making a pledge to PBS SoCaL during the broadcast. Iranian Americans Women Foundation (IAW) will be on the phones ready for your call. Our volunteers will be enjoying food generously provided by the award-winning Caspian Restaurant, located off the 5 freeway in Irvine.
Again, don’t forget to tune in on Thursday, May 23rd starting at 7:00 PM for this special event. If you have any questions, you can contact our friendly customer service representatives anytime at 1-800-278-5050.
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