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June 4, 2020

Continuing our series of conversations with authors featured in “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora,” Assal and Mana chat with Dr. Persis Karim, who contributed an essay and the forward for the anthology, and helped bring the entire project together with her work at San Francisco State University’s Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. Both thoughtful and witty, her essay, “In Praise of Big Noses,” reflects on the influence of the western aesthetic on the Iranian body.

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June 4, 2020

Continuing our series of conversations with authors featured in “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora,” Assal and Mana chat with Dr. Persis Karim, who contributed an essay and the forward for the anthology, and helped bring the entire project together with her work at San Francisco State University’s Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. Both thoughtful and witty, her essay, “In Praise of Big Noses,” reflects on the influence of the western aesthetic on the Iranian body.

May 29, 2020

New Parliament Convenes. Former Tehran Mayor Elected Parliamentary Speaker. Official Dismisses Cancellation of U.S. Sanctions Waivers.

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June 1, 2020

NIAC Action joined over 400 civil rights, immigrant, and civil society groups today, including the National Action Network, NAACP, ACLU, and Black Lives Matter, calling on the U.S. Congress to enact reforms in response to national protests against police brutality and systemic racism. The killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and centuries of violence and oppression necessitate a robust response from our nation’s representatives in order to help create a system where Black lives are valued. 

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June 3, 2020

In May 2019, the Iranian parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing children of ‘mixed marriages,’ in which the mother is Iranian, to become citizens. Following the Iranian vice-president’s order, the implementation of a new citizenship law began June 2, 2020. According to the new law, children of Iranian mothers can receive Iranian citizenship through their mother after approval from the Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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