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Northen California, IAPAC to Hold Norouz Celebration

Sunday, March 9, 2008
San Francisco, CA - The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) will hold its biannual Northern California Norouz celebration on March 9th, 2008. The event, entitled "Honoring the Contributions of Iranian Americans to American society," will recognize the accomplishments of Iranian Americans in the fields of arts and entertainment, community service, and government service.



IAPAC will honor Ms. Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Founder and President of the National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement, for her outstanding contributions to community service. The Honorable Susan Etezadi, California Superior Court Judge, will be presented an award for her contributions to government service. Ms. Rosie Malek-Yonan, actress, artists, director, author, and activist, will receive an award recognizing her excellence in the field of arts and entertainment.


Actor and comedian, Maziar "Maz" Jobrani, will preside as the Master of Ceremony. Distinguished guests include local, state, and federal dignitaries.

The event will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA, with a reception at 4:00 PM followed by an award ceremony and dinner. The evening will provide guests the opportunity to not only visit with our esteemed honorees in a fairly intimate setting but also to learn more about the mission and accomplishments of IAPAC.

IAPAC is a registered bipartisan political action committee that contributes to candidates for public office who are attuned to the domestic concerns of the Iranian American community. IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights and immigration, and it encourages Americans of Iranian descent to actively participate in civic affairs.

Over the past four years, IAPAC has: (i) facilitated briefings on Capitol Hill on the issues of civil liberty and immigration as they relate to the Iranian American community, (ii) worked with members of the House of Representatives to introduce a resolution declaring the Congress' condemnation of discrimination against Iranian Americans in any form, (iii) provided direct access for Iranian Americans to their elected representatives by holding a multitude of formal and informal events, and (iv) supported candidates for public office who are attuned to the interests of the Iranian American community.

Click here for more information about the event.

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