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"Kurdistan, Kurdistan" debuts at Los Angeles film festival چاپ ارسال به دوست
Dr. Amir Sharifi; vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

"Kurdistan, Kurdistan" debuts at Los Angeles film festival

 
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LOS ANGELES, California- Rudaw - The 2017 Universe Multicultural Film Festival (UMFF) proved to be provocative and refreshing including the debut of the Kurdish film 'Kurdistan Kurdistan.'

It brought many intriguing films from around the world to the greater Los Angeles area for three days at the Promenade on the Peninsula, RHCC Community Center and Peninsula Center Library in Los Angeles, California.

 
The almost decade old event organized by Maeya Culture Exchange Group LLC, offered a rich variety of films ranging in genres from documentaries and animations to shorts and feature length films, each delving into some form of cultural expression or traditions, with a myriad of works from world cinema represented by films from many countries including China, Korea, Cyprus, Iran, Russia, Japan, and a film from Northern Kurdistan.
 
According to Lynn Tang, the festival executive director: "Films have the power to bring history, culture, and languages together. This is how I found out about Kurds. I did not know much about the people and the land.  Watching ‘Kurdistan, Kurdistan’ opened my eyes to the beauty of the music and sad state of people’s lives.


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Iran, a Secret Hand behind ISIS Growing چاپ ارسال به دوست
Reza Fathollanejad, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Iran, a Secret Hand behind ISIS Growing!

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March 12,2017 

Today, ISIS is so weak in comparison with its power during last three years, but whereas the anti-ISIS operations have been successful somewhat this terrorist group is close to its last breathing, the United states, the European countries and the Arab states should be careful about what was behind the power of ISIS, because the source of terrorism the Islamic Republic of Iran is breathing yet.

 
 

Some important elements behind very fast growing of ISIS

When ISIS was a small group and had not been gotten a worldwide attention yet, the situation of Iraq and even Syria was not suitable for raising such a brutal and backward group. In Iraq, for instance, the Sunni Iraqis were tired of being in center of the clashes between the Iraqi army and the Coalition forces with Al-Qaida and pro-Bath groups and the bomb attacks carried out by the Shia and Sunni terrorist groups that had caused destruction of every things a normal life needs.

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In one aspect, this is right that the war situation cause violence that reproduces violence; but it should not be forgotten that any growing political group needs to get a sort of support from the purpose community. We did not see any big uprising or protest at Iraq’s Sunni cities against the presence of the United States’ forces in Iraq or more against the Kurdistan government as an ally of the U.S in the period of constructing ISIS while most of the protests and complains were concentrated on the Iran’s interferences in Iraq’s affairs and Baghdad government. But ISIS has not attacked the Iran’s very close allies so often that it has targeted the U.S’ allies, except during its first year.

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Experiences of Families from Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia in the United States چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

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Experiences of Families from Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia in the United States

Families of Children with Special Needs Survey

 

Dear Friends,

You are being asked to take part in a research study conducted by Soraya Fallah, CSUN Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, as part of the requirements for the Ed.D. degree. If you choose to participate in this study, you will complete an anonymous survey. This survey will help us learn more about the experiences of families of children with special needs from Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia in the United States. This survey is an opportunity for families like you to share your opinions about your related child’s special education program and personnel. We hope that the knowledge gathered from this survey can help improve special education programs and inform schools on how to best serve Middle Eastern, North African, and Southwest Asian families of children with special needs. The survey will take about 45 minutes to complete.

You are eligible to participate if you are:
  • 18 or older
  • Currently live in the United States
  • Have a child or family member with special needs who is either currently attending school in the United States or has attended school in the United States within the past 10 years.
  • You or your family of origin are from a country, region, ethnic or religious minority group considered to be part of Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.
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Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman KRG’s US Representative:Diaspora plays a role in furthering Kurdish cause چاپ ارسال به دوست
Dr. Amir Sharifi, VOKRadio, Los Angeles, CA, USA   

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman KRG’s US Representative: Diaspora plays a role in furthering Kurdish cause!

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January 14,2017
 
Los Angeles, US – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) needs to engage more with the Kurdish diaspora, especially youth, as Kurds abroad have historically played an important role in advocating internationally for Kurds in the region, the KRG’s representative to the United States said this week. 


Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman spoke at the University of Southern California (USC) on Tuesday at ‘Kurdistan in Perspective,’ organized by a young and impassioned graduate student, Evin Cheikosmon. 

The purpose of the series of talks was to educate students and the public about the KRG, their diplomatic mission, their challenges, achievements, and the future of Kurdistan, said Cheikosmon.

The main event was preceded by a roundtable discussion between Rahman, a number of USC professors of Public Diplomacy and International Relations, and the spokesperson for Olive Tree Initiative, a university-based organization that advocates conflict analysis and resolution through academic discourse, experiential education and leadership development.
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Kurdistan in Perspective; KRG Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio, Los Angeles, California, USA   

Kurdistan in Perspective;

Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

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Please join the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to the U.S., Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, for a discussion on the role that the KRG plays in the Middle East.

She will discuss the current challenges that the KRG faces, its accomplishments, and what the future looks like for Kurdistan.

Furthermore, we will gain insight into the increasing efforts made by Ms. Abdul Rahman to strengthen KRG diplomacy, as well as reach out to the Kurdish diaspora in the U.S.

Evin Cheikosman, M.A. Candidate in Public Diplomacy, will moderate the event.

 


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