Docunight #52 [Penn State]: Death and the Judge (reminder)

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Death and the Judge

Director: Hassan Khademi
2018 / 53 min
Persian with English Subtitles, Free Admission

With more than 4000 death sentences in 45 years, judge Azizmohammadi not only has a record in issuing death sentences in Iran, but also in the world. “Death and the Judge” is a powerful documentary about Iran’s most famed and feared criminal judge, and it offers an intimate yet chilling portrait into the professional and private lives of this criminal judge.

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Docunight #52 [Penn State]: Death and the Judge

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Death and the Judge

Director: Hassan Khademi
2018 / 53 min
Persian with English Subtitles, Free Admission

With more than 4000 death sentences in 45 years, judge Azizmohammadi not only has a record in issuing death sentences in Iran, but also in the world. “Death and the Judge” is a powerful documentary about Iran’s most famed and feared criminal judge, and it offers an intimate yet chilling portrait into the professional and private lives of this criminal judge.

About Docunight

Happy International Ghormeh Sabzi Day

روز جهانی قورمه سبزی مبارک

The last Saturday of each November (اولین شنبه ماه آذر) is named as the International Ghorme Sabzi day.

We hope you have enjoyed all the food provided at the ISA Thanksgiving Potluck event including Ghorme Sabzi.
Hope to see you in future ISA events!

Thanksgiving Potluck pictures can be found herehttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wbVigbl_f5-ZgqfegQhfoCZflOW3Vzic?usp=sharing
Please email or share your photos with psu.isa@gmail.com.

We are still looking for volunteers for the Yalda event; sections can be found herehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-4zbMHGjC_TFHZwkJHftvdaCYzB6Tuzlf_rncizUWBY/edit?usp=sharing

[Reminder] Thanksgiving Potluck

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30-10 PM
Location: Toftrees clubhouse, 390 Toftrees Ave, State College, PA 16803

این شنبه تشریف بیاورید تا در کنار هم روز شکرگزاری را با غذا، بازی و خنده جشن بگیریم. بوقلمون، قرمه سبزی و آش رشته توسط اعضای انجمن و داوطلبان تهیه خواهد شد. برنامه به صورت قابلمه شانسی (پاتلاک) برگزار خواهد شد. از طریق لینک زیر می‌‌توانید اعلام حضور کنید و برای آوردن غذا ثبت نام کنید. برنامه برای اعضای فعال و کسانی که با خود غذا می اورند رایگان خواهد بود.

This Saturday, ISA will be hosting the Thanksgiving potluck! ISA and ISA’s volunteers will prepare Turkey, Ghormeh sabzi, and Ash reshteh! We’ll have lots of food, games, and fun. Please RSVP by Friday night if you plan to attend. Your RSVP will help us organize this event better. Join us with your delicious side dishes, desserts, and main dishes. Iranian dishes are highly recommended.

Active members and directors (please see http://sites.psu.edu/isapsu/leaders/): Free
Individuals with side dishes, desserts, and main dishes: Free
If you do not plan to cook, you can join us with only paying $10.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/imoAa8V3sj1256jc2

Thanksgiving Potluck

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30-10 PM
Location: Toftrees clubhouse, 390 Toftrees Ave, State College, PA 16803

این شنبه تشریف بیاورید تا در کنار هم روز شکرگزاری را با غذا، بازی و خنده جشن بگیریم. بوقلمون، قرمه سبزی و آش رشته توسط اعضای انجمن و داوطلبان تهیه خواهد شد. برنامه به صورت قابلمه شانسی (پاتلاک) برگزار خواهد شد. از طریق لینک زیر می‌‌توانید اعلام حضور کنید و برای آوردن غذا ثبت نام کنید. برنامه برای اعضای فعال و کسانی که با خود غذا می اورند رایگان خواهد بود.

This Saturday, ISA will be hosting the Thanksgiving potluck! ISA and ISA’s volunteers will prepare Turkey, Ghormeh sabzi, and Ash reshteh! We’ll have lots of food, games, and fun. Please RSVP by Friday night if you plan to attend. Your RSVP will help us organize this event better. Join us with your delicious side dishes, desserts, and main dishes. Iranian dishes are highly recommended.

Active members and directors (please see http://sites.psu.edu/isapsu/leaders/): Free
Individuals with side dishes, desserts, and main dishes: Free
If you do not plan to cook, you can join us with only paying $10.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/imoAa8V3sj1256jc2

Yalda Event Coordination

از تمام دوستانی که در جلسه عمومی انجمن ایرانی ها شرکت کردند و نظرات و انتقادات سودمند خود را ابراز نمودند تشکر می‌کنیم. به یقین جامعه‌ی دانش‌جویان و ساکنین چند صد نفری استیت کالج به شرکت بیش از 11 نفر از اعضا نیازمند است.

بحشی از مباحث مطرح شده در جلسه‌ی عمومی: راه‌کارهایی برای استقبال بیشتر اعضا در جلسات عمومی انجمن، بررسی نحوه‌ی اطلاع رسانی جلسات و رویدادها، برنامه‌ریزی برای برنامه‌های تفریحی و فرهنگی، ارائه‌ی فعالیت‌های گروه “مثنوی خوانی” ، ارائه‌ی فعالیت‌های “داکیونایت” .

علاوه بر این، بخش‌های اصلی شب یلدا  و کارهای مربوطه برای تاریخ ۱۹ ژانویه مطرح شد:

  • طراحی بنر یلدا نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • تهیه و اماده سازی میوه‌ها نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • هماهنگی و طراحی سفره مربوط به شب یلدا نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • هماهنگی و اماده سازی میزها نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • هماهنگی و اماده سازی میزها غذا نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • معرفی یلدا نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • اجرای موسیقی سنتی توسط گروه موسیقی به رهبری ماندانا خضرایی هماهنگی با آفیسرها
  • بازی‌های مربوط به شب یلدا نیازمند یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • حافظ‌خوانی گروه مثنوی خوانی با یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • رقص یلدا گروه رقص ایرانی پن‌ستیت با  یاری از طرف اعضاء
  • آهنگ پاپ ایرانی و رقص هماهنگی با آفیسرها

برگزاری و برنامه‌ریزی قسمت‌های مشخص شده، ملزم به مشارکت اعضاست. لطفا برای اعلام همکاری در زمینه‌های اعلام شده از طریق لینک زیر یا با صحبت با یکی از آفیسرها اعلام آمادگی کنید.

Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-4zbMHGjC_TFHZwkJHftvdaCYzB6Tuzlf_rncizUWBY/edit?usp=sharing

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the last ISA general meeting.

In this meeting, we discussed ways to encourage more members, and how to inform ISA programs and new cultural programs. Two activities of Masnavi Manavi Reading and Discussion group and Docunight were presented.

The main sections of the Yalda Night are as follows for January 19th. Please complete the above link or contact one of the officers if you are interested.

  • Yalda banner design (Needs help from members)
  • Preparation of fruits (Needs help from members)
  • Coordinating and designing the Yalda table (Needs help from members)
  • Coordination and preparation of guest tables (Needs help from members)
  • Coordination and preparation of food tables (Needs help from members)
  • Yalda Introduction/Presentation (Needs help from members)
  • The traditional music performance by Mandana Khazraei (Coordinated by officers)
  • Yalda Night Games (Needs help from members)
  • Hafez Khanei (Needs help from members)
  • Yalda dance (Needs help from members)
  • Iranian Pop and Dance (Coordinated by officers)

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, reading and discussion group

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8-9:30 PM
Location: Krause Innovation Studio, 201 Chambers Building, University Park, PA 16802

هم نشيني هاي مثنوي معنوي ( مولانا ) بطور معمول هر پنجشنبه ساعت ۲۰ برگزار می شود. عمده اطلاع رساني ها از جمله تغییر در زمان و مکان هم نشینی و همچنین موضوع مورد بحث جلسه آتی از طريق گروه تلگرام ذیل به اطلاع علاقه مندان خواهد رسید.با عضو شدن در این گروه از جزئیات نشست ها مطلع شوید.

Telegram Group:
https://t.me/joinchat/BB4_HwngybBiM_roICL6DA

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi. ISA Masnavi reading and discussion group would like to invite Persian poetry and literature enthusiasts. Gatherings are usually held every Thursday at 8 pm in the Krause Innovation Studio, and more information can be found in the Telegram group.

Please contact Sohail Sadroleslami (sbs5622@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, reading and discussion group

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8-9:30 PM
Location: Krause Innovation Studio, 201 Chambers Building, University Park, PA 16802

هم نشيني هاي مثنوي معنوي ( مولانا ) بطور معمول هر پنجشنبه ساعت ۲۰ برگزار می شود. عمده اطلاع رساني ها از جمله تغییر در زمان و مکان هم نشینی و همچنین موضوع مورد بحث جلسه آتی از طريق گروه تلگرام ذیل به اطلاع علاقه مندان خواهد رسید.با عضو شدن در این گروه از جزئیات نشست ها مطلع شوید.

Telegram Group:
https://t.me/joinchat/BB4_HwngybBiM_roICL6DA

Masnavi Manavi, The Spiritual Couplets, is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi. ISA Masnavi reading and discussion group would like to invite Persian poetry and literature enthusiasts. Gatherings are usually held every Thursday at 8 pm in the Krause Innovation Studio, and more information can be found in the Telegram group.

Please contact Sohail Sadroleslami (sbs5622@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

Book Talk “Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran.”

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:30-7 PM
Location: 102 Weaver Building, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Professor Lior Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Penn State University, invites ISA to a book talk on his new book “Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran.” The discussion will be with Prof. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (UPenn) and Haggai Ram (BGU).

Please contact Dr. Sternfeld (lbs18@psu.edu) if you have any questions about this event.

Docunight #51 [Penn State]: Mother of the Earth [New Date]

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

این برنامه با همکاری کتاب‌خانه‌ی پن‌ستیت برگزار می‌شود، در صورت عدم استقبال از این برنامه امکان ادامه‌ی این همکاری .ممکن نخواهد بود


Mother of the Earth
Does the Earth need us? or is it us who need Clean Water and Clean Soil?
From “Karestan” documentary film series
Director: Mahnaz Afzali
Artistic Consultant: Rakhshan Banietemad
Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
2017 / 52 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

This documentary takes a brief look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband’s shared life, love and work and their attempt to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah’s garbage is now recycled and the biowaste is made into organic fertilizers.

Shirzadi studied recycling in Germany. She returned to Iran in order to clean up the environment, to stop the destruction of arable land, and to curb air and water pollution. Her first attempts were ignored but she kept at the local government until she was successful in getting the job of waste manager, first in her birthplace Gilane Gharb and then in Kermanshah. She also traveled around Iran and helped establish a recycling center in many cities. Today Kermanshah’s waste is all recycled and converted into useful products.

She is an energetic leader and the fate of the earth is her main concern. Shirzadi has recently launched a site for recycling construction rubble.

The Karestan Documentary Series features stories about Iranian entrepreneurs of both genders who have taken personal risks, and through their creativity and innovative approach, became an instrument of change in their own as well as the lives of others. Their impact, even if confined to a small scale or limited to a geographical area, has inspired big change and progress.

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