Los Angeles Fundraiser & Reception
Join us on Sunday, November 5, in Los Angeles California to help overturn Trump's Muslim ban, block pro-war efforts, and protect our civil rights before it is too late. At this time of great political uncertainty, we must strengthen the institution that advocates on our behalf.
NIAC Los Angeles Fundraiser & Reception
Sunday, November 5 at 5:00 PM
Private Residence in Los Angeles, California
Address provided upon ticket purchase
Food and alcohol will be served
Dress code is cocktail attire
Stay tuned for more details and speakers to be added!
Mark Takano represents the people of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley and Perris in the United States House of Representatives. He serves as Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Born and raised in Riverside, Mark's commitment to public service began at an early age. His family roots in Riverside go back to his grandparents who, along with his parents, were removed from their respective homes and sent to Japanese American Internment camps during World War II. After the war, these two families settled in Riverside County to rebuild their lives.
Kia Hamadanchy has devoted his career to fighting for families across this country and to making sure that each and every American - no matter where they are from, who they love, or what religion they practice - is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. Kia made the decision to run for Congress the night President Donald Trump unveiled his first discriminatory travel ban, which would have denied his own parents entry to the United States. He believes every American deserves fair treatment and equal opportunity. Kia will fight for our future by pushing to make college more affordable, to fix - not replace - the Affordable Care Act, for paid sick and family leave, and to ensure the creation of good jobs that pay a living wage.
Dr. Trita Parsi is the 2010 recipient of the $200,000 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is an award-winning author of three books, Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the US (Yale University Press, 2007); A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran (Yale University Press, 2012) and most recently, Losing an Enemy - Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy (Yale University Press, 2017). Treacherous Alliance won the Grawemeyer award and Council of Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Award in 2008 (Silver Medallion). A Single Roll of the Dice was selected as The Best Book on The Middle East in 2012 by Foreign Affairs. Dr. Parsi is the President of the largest Iranian-American grassroots organization in the US, the National Iranian American Council and has taught at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University. He currently teaches at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Shayan Modarres is civil rights activist and trial lawyer. Over the course of his career as a civil rights attorney in Florida and the Washington Metropolitan area, Mr. Modarres has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases and has successfully held bad actors in law enforcement accountable for civil rights violations and misconduct. Most notably, Mr. Modarres served as legal counsel to the family of Trayvon Martin. Inspired by his work as a civil rights attorney, Mr. Modarres decided to run for Congress for Florida’s Tenth Congressional District in 2014. Stories of disparity and inequality across the nation fuel his commitment to civil rights and social justice reform. Mr. Modarres holds a B.A. in Law and Society from American University and a J.D. from Florida A&M University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review Journal.