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OBITUARY: Monir Falsafi Nahid چاپ ارسال به دوست
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FEBRUARY 1, 1925 - NOVEMBER 7, 2019

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onir Falsafi Nahid, the
icon of Kurdish diaspora, the noted mother of all diasporic Kurds and Iranians in Southern California died on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Greater Los Angeles after living in exile for over 40 years, raising two grandchildren, building extensive bonds within and across communities, and a fruitful history of political and cultural activism against the Islamic Repub
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lic of Iran.

 

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CSUN Introduces the First Wellness Vending Machine in the Cal State System چاپ ارسال به دوست
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CSUN Introduces the First Wellness Vending Machine in the Cal State System
 
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Rayleen
Silva
October 28, 2019

 

 

The first day of Cklara Moradian's internship was a heavy one. She sat in on a pregnancy counseling and watched a girl have one of the hardest conversations she may ever have. The girl explained that she didn't have access to Plan B and that she had a bit of a difficult living situation.

 

As they discussed her options going forward, Moradian, a master of social work intern at the Klotz Student Health Center, felt she could be doing more to help people in unfortunate situations like this young girl.

Moradian and her adviser, Amy Reichbach, began discussing ways to prevent pregnancy rather than meeting with people after the fact.

As a result, CSUN has become the first CSU to have a Wellness Vending Machine which dispenses emergency contraceptive pills and other health-related items.

Moradian recognized the limited hours at the Klotz Student Health Center, and she and Reichbach wanted to provide more access to these much-needed items.

"This is not an abortion pill," said Moradian. "It is legal and safe to use over the counter, and ultimately this is just another way to make sure students have power and resources to make decisions about their lives and their bodies."

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What you can do about the terrible news and what’s happening to Kurds چاپ ارسال به دوست
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What you can do about the terrible news andwhat's happening to Kurds 


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CKlara Moradin
  
10/10/2019 
 
A lot of my friends have been asking what they can do about the terrible news they
are hearing and what's happening to Kurds. Some of you have outrage fatigue, but please don't just shrug and look away.
 
If you're US based, here are just a few things you can do:
 
-Call/write/email your representatives and in the strongest terms condemn Trump's foreign policy. Tweet at them and urge them to make public statements about the issue BUT more importantly urge a No Fly Zone over Rojava. Keep doing this. Ask others to join you.
 
-DIVEST Turkey! Stop flying Turkish Airlines, stop buying Turkish products, stop supporting companies that have ties to Turkey
-This is not for everyone, but if you have capacity, connect with someone in your local Kurdish community and ask if they are holding a protest in front of the Turkish Consulate and join them  
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Participation of Kurdish community members and its distinguished scholars in the UN- Women- LA Annu چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Participation of Kurdish community members and its distinguished scholars in the UN- Women- LA Annu 
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22,On Jun
UN Women- USNC, LA chapter presented its 4th Annual Assembly 'Belonging and Displacement: Uniting Heads, Hearts, and Hands' in observance of .World Refugee .month
This event was featured the global work of United Nations Women while honored local efforts in Los Angeles. More than 250 people attended the summit at a historic place; The Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club. The event was daylong and consisted of networking, plenary sessions and a panel discussion. The assembly examined the realities of displacement and share stories, experiences, innovative tools and approaches for greater belonging

 

 


 

 

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Secondary Trauma! by Cklara Moradian چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Secondary Trauma!

By Cklara Moradian

08.19.2019

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Kurdish babies born in refugee camps are given names like Sangar (barricade), Awara (displaced), Revin (escape), Zindan (prisoner), Ranjbar (someone who suffers), Firmesk (tears), Bezar (spiteful), Xabat (fight), Tola (revenge), Hawar (wailing) Rizgar (rescued), Snoor (border), Lana (home).

They are victims of geography, survivors of a map.

They grow to sow their lips in protest and they carve symbols into their skin, coordinates of their birthplace as if to say “when you find me, send me home.”

Mothers spend hours lulling their restless children to sleep, singing lullabies that tell of a journey filled with rage. They do not migrate through the process of abscission. They are plucked in violence, deported.

What pains are passed on in these names? What wisdom?


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