- The Persian Autumn Festival was
held at Executive Office Building
- Mary Bazargan, Member at Large for
the Committee for Ethnic Affairs of the Office of the
County Executive, invited Dorsa Sanadgol, a Zonta International
Amelia Earhart Scholar, to attend the Festival. Amelia
Earhart Scholarship winners are selected from an
international pool of top scholars at the graduate level in the
field of areo-space engineering and related disciplines.
- Dr. Ali Alemi spoke on behalf of
the Governor of Maryland, Robert Erlich, about the
- Because Ms. Shirin Ebadi, an
lawyer and human rights activist, was awarded the
Nobel Peach Prize on
the day before the Fall Festival, much of the discussion
centered on her selection. She is the first Iranian
woman to receive the prize.
Shirin Ebadi was born in
in 1947. She received a law degree from the University of
Tehran. In the years 1975-79 she served as president of the city
court of Tehran, one the first female judges in Iran. After the
revolution in 1979 she was forced to resign. She now works as a
lawyer and also teaches at the University of Tehran.
Both in her research and as an
activist, she is known for promoting peaceful, democratic
solutions to serious problems in society. She takes an active
part in the public debate and is well-known and admired by the
general public in her country for her defense in court of
victims of the conservative faction's attack on freedom of
speech and political freedom.
- The successful Persian Autumn
Festival ended at 11:00 p.m.
Member at Large
Committee for Ethnic Affairs
Office of the County Executive Ethnic Affairs
Invites you to
The Iranian American Community
Persian Cultural Autumn Festival
October 11, 2003 from 7-10 PM
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe St. Rockville MD 20850
Program includes Reception followed by
Persian Cultural Music and Dance
All Cultural and Ethnic organizations are welcome
Free Admissions for all ethnic groups
American admission is $5.00
Please, no children under 7 Years
Tie required for gentlemen
Reserve your seat Call 301-309-0198
or email Mary Bazargan at
For more information refer to
Or Call Jila Jalali 301-467-0947-h 301-493-4131-cell
270 Exit 5 Falls Rd. Stay in right lane, and go to Maryland Ave.
Go to the end and make a right on Jefferson St.
Make a left on Monroe St.