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Special Events

April 13 2021 - Donkeys, Dervishes and the Borderline:  An American's Experience in Pre-revolutionary Iran.

Steve Horowitz (PCIA member who served in Maragheh and Rasht, 1968-71) will read from his collection of stories. 

  • Peace Corps teacher in Iran 1968-71.
  • Director of Central Washington University’s ESL Program for 23 years. World music radio show host on the 88.1 the ‘Burg as well Ellensburg Community Radio, where he created the interview show Small Town, Big World.
  • One of his favorite activities is giving presentations about Iran with readings from his collection of stories “Donkeys, Dervishes and the Borderline.”

 Watch a video by Steve about his Peace Corps experiences by clicking HERE.

 As host of "Small Town, Big World" on the local public radio station,  Steve featured programs to further international understanding.   For one program, the station manager interviewed Steve about his Peace Corps experience.  You can listen to that interview by clicking HERE.

You can view a recording of this event by clicking HERE.




March 20, 2021 - Nowruz

PCIA celebrated Nowruz March 20th with a Zoom program attended by at least 41 members.  Attendance involved using SilkStart's Event function to register (free) which then provided the URL.

The program featured Terry Hashemi who explained her Haft Sin table.  In addiiton to items beginning with the "s" sound, some had special family significance for those who have passed on.

Mostafa Rahbar recited Persian poetry using his sonorous voice.

Part III was a discussion of Nowruz by Mary Hegland, an anthropologist who lived in an Iranian village.


Watch the video by clicking HERE.


Calendar of Special Evemts

April 13, 2021 - Steve Horowitz

March 20, 2021 - Nowruz