Mission of ICWIN
The Iranian Circle abides by WIN’s mission and policies and will follow an expanded mission and set of goals in it’s programming. The Circle will focus on raising consciousness on issues related to Iranian women both inside Iran and in the diaspora. In addition, the Circle aims to serve as a bridge not only connecting the Iranian women’s communities but also to connect them with other women globally. ICWIN believes that while women share universal issues and struggles, they also have unique issues and struggles within their own socio-political communities and individual lives. Hence, ICWIN aims to discuss and present topics related to gender equality in a global framework.

ICWIN was formed in August of 2015 after seven months of deliberations with the Iranian women’s communities in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The addition of the Iranian Women’s circle was announced at the 20th anniversary celebration and call to action that WIN held in San Francisco on September 12, 2015.

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ICWIN has organized an amazing event for International Women’s Day.  We are honored to have Dr. Niaz Kasravi, a national expert and advocate on criminal justice, social justice, and racial justice as keynote speaker.  We are also honored that Gloria Arellanes, the elder of Tongva / Los Angeles who has been for more than 40 years at the forefront of the Chicana and indigenous movements will start the event with a pray. The talented Vida Ghaffari will be the MC of the program, and Hanieh Jodat, Director of the partnership of Women’s March Foundation LA will moderate a panel of younger people running for public office from Orange County including Kia Hamendanchi who is running for Congress.  The dance group of Hmong community will bring joy to the stage on this International Women’s Day.   Come right at 12:30 as ICWIN have invited the talented the talented violinist Justina Jones from 12:30-1:00 pm to play the violin while you browsing the Art Gallery.  

Tickets are available here   https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327616

Take advantage of early registration pricing, available up to February 15th ONLY

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In sisterhood and peace,

Elahe Amani

Chair, Global Circles of Women’s Intercultural Network


ICWIN in collaboration with WIN celebrates International Women’s Day 

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An Engaging, Educating and Empowering Event

Art Gallery, Engaging Conversations, and Live Performances

Keynote Speaker:

* Dr. Niaz Kasravi, National expert, and advocate on criminal justice, social justice, and racial justice. She is Founder and Director of the Avalan Institute for Applied Research Solutions, a research, advocacy & training institute.

Honorary Guest:
Gloria Arellanes, Elder of Tongva Tribe

Panel Discussion (Power to the Polls)

* Farrah Kahn (Candidate for Irvine City Council)
* Kia Hamedanchy (Candidate Congressional District 45)
* Rachel Payne (Co-founder of FEM Inc., Candidate Congressional District 48)
* Mona Ghalbi (Founder and President of Young Democrats Club – Saddleback College and Fellow at NextGen America)

Hanieh Jodat (Director of Partnerships at Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation)

Performances by: 
* Nkauj Hmoob Long Beach ( Beautiful Hmong Dancers)
* Young Musicians

Vida Ghaffari (Actress, Award-Winning Journalist, and Fashion Blogger)

4101 E Willow St, Long Beach, California 90815

Sunday, March 4, 2018 
Art Gallery: 12 pm – 4 pm

Music: Justina Jones: 12:30-1:00 pm

Program: 12:30 pm – 3 pm

Refreshments are provided; Networking Reception will follow

Take advantage of early registration pricing, available up to February 15th ONLY

Join ICWIN to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

and to honor Maryan Mirzakhani 

August 27, 2017   at the MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Library,  Doors 1:30, Program 2:00-4:00 pm.

Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network ICWIN Honors Women’s Equality Day “The Equation of Gender Equality” 
In Commemoration of  Maryam Mirzakhani and Recognition of Women in Math and Science. 


Date: Sunday August 27, 2017
Doors open at 1:30pm Program 2-4pm
Location: MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Library
Master of Ceremony:  SVP, Global Marketing at GENBAND & President, Butterfly Buzz 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roja Bandari, Data Science and Engineering Manager at Apple
Conversation : 

Sara Hariri, Lecturer, Computer Science Dept. CSU, Fullerton
Laleh Ramezani, Electrical Engineer & Sharif University of Technology Alumni
Nooshin Yoosefi, Supervising Transportation Engineer, Caltrans, OC
Moderator: Pardis Ghandhari, Medical Social Worker 

Artistic Performers: Khatereh Gharagozloo, Master Santur Artist 

Shabnam Kalbasi, Mezzo-Soprano
Event is open to public on first come first served basis. Seating is limited. Program is in English



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ICWIN 2017 Celebration of International Women’s Day
An Engaging, Educating and Empowering Event

Performances by:
* Hamsafaran (Companions) & Ms. Sheida Mohamadi
* Grupo Bella (All Female Mariachi Band)

Thought Provoking Presentations by:

* Dr. Shweta M. Adur, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at CSU, Fullerton
* Nazanin Boniadi, actress and award-winning human rights activist, spokesperson for Amnesty International USA (2009-2015)
* Dr. Todd Jennings, professor in the College of Education at CSU, San Bernardino and Director of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
* Suzie Price, Council Woman 3rd District City of Long Beach

Master of Ceremony:
* Shila Ommi (aka: Shila Vosough), actress, director, writer and producer


Take advantage of early registration pricing ($30) available up to February 25th
General Admission ….. $35
Students /Members …. $25
At the door ……………… $40

4101 E Willow St, Long Beach, California 90815
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Art Gallery: 12 pm – 4 pm
Program: 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Refreshments are provided; Networking Reception will follow

Contact us at: icwin@winaction.org

Link to our March 2016 event: