Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: The Next Gen of Persian Jews in LA

 

In conjunction with Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews, entrepreneur Sam Nazarian (left), actress Bahar Soomekh, Tabby Davoodi (30 Years After), community members Shervin Khoramian and Joseph Radparvar, and professor Saba Soomekh (right) break taboos by discussing: najeeb (sexual purity) and the difference in expectations between men and women; homosexuality within the Iranian Jewish community; socio-economic disparity and the pressure to “fit in” financially; the baal teshuvah movement (those embracing Orthodox Judaism); career choices outside the societal norms; and other issues faced by young Persian Jews as they navigate between their Persian, American, and Jewish identities.

Co-presented with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, the Anti-Defamation League, Persian Community at Hillel, and the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center.

Note: Exhibition is open before (but not after) this event, so come early to see it before it closes March 10!

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EVENT DETAILS

Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: The Next Gen of Persian Jews in LA
Speakers: Sam Nazarian, Bahar Soomekh, Shervin Khoramian, Joseph Radparvar, Tabby Davoodi, Saba Soomekh
Thursday, March 7, 2013
7:30 pm
Free lecture

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