Welcome Spring! A Concert of Classical Persian Music and Poetry on March 10, 2013
San Jose State University Persian Studies Program is pleased to invite you to our annual celebration of spring and the Persian New Year (noruz) with a musical concert with master santour player, Mahvash Guerami and vocalist Hossein Massoudi. Poetry will be read by San Jose State's own, Najia Karim and poet-translator, Mojdeh Marashi.
This event is FREE and open to the public, March 10, 2013, 3 pm, at the Engineering Auditorium 189, San Jose State University.
There will be a reception serving tea and Persian sweets at 2:30 pm.
Poetry Reading, "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" on March 14, 2013
Prof. Persis Karim will be reading along with several other SJSU poets from this
wonderful collection of poetry of provocation and witness -- to mark the anniversary
of the Al-Mutanabbi Street bombings on the street of the booksellers in Baghdad, Iraq.
For more about the project, please read the article she wrote about the Al-Mutanabbi
A Day that Lingers with Us Still-- World Literature Today
Community Arts and Lectures Program Presents the Spring 2013 Series
On March 14, Thursday at 12:30 pm the Middle Eastern Grant Consortium will show the film "Miss Representation" at the San Jose City College Technology Auditorium. A panel discussion with Middle Eastern women about violence and difficulties in the Middle East follows.
On April 4, Thursday at 6:30 pm the Middle Eastern Committee will present "An Enchanted Evening", a Middle Eastern Poetry Festival with music and refreshments.
NEH Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim Journeys
"Iranian Women Occupying Facebook: Identity and Resistance", a talk to be presented by Prof. Shahin Gerami on March 19, 2013 at the SJSU MLK Jr. Library Room 255/257. The event starts at 5:30 pm and will end at 7:30 pm. A reception will follow to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, and the Women's Studies Open House.
muslim journeys bookshelf
The MLK Jr. Library is the recipient of a collection of twenty-five essential books about the Muslim World and in conjunction with the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a series of educational, cultural, and literary programs will be hosted at the library throughout the semester. These programs are co-sponsored by the library, Persian Studies, Middle East Studies, Women's Studies, and Global Studies, as well as a program for International Women's Day with the SJSU Afghanistan Journalism Education Enhancement Program.
Two film screening are scheduled for this month:
1-Feb. 15, Friday - "Persepolis" at King Library Room 255/257 10 am-12 pm
2-Feb. 19, Tuesday - "Prince Among Slaves" at King Library Room 225/229 12 - 2 pm
Please see the flyer for more details.
Spring 2013 Classes in Beginning Persian and Arabic
Persian Studies and Middle East Studies will be offering second beginning Persian and Arabic again this semester. The Persian class will be taught again by Professor Henning Bauer on Tuesdays from 5-8:45 in Clark 124 and there are a limited number of scholarships for matriculated SJSU students. Students can enroll starting next week through the regular SJSU enrollment system but they can also register through the Open University.