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Association of Iranian American Professionals, is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, aspiring well-being of community through professional networking events, cultural events, seminars, workshops, monthly hikes, charities and several other services.

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Upcoming events

    • 21-Jul-2024
    • 7:15 AM
    • La Orilla Trails in Rancho Santa Fe


    AIAP July Hike

    The AIAP hike for July will be at La Orilla Trails in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

    16398 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

         

    La Orilla trail is in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological park in Encinitas. Round trip is approximately 7 miles and it is a relatively flat and easy trail.  For the more capable hikers, we can hike an additional 0.25 mile the Annie’s Canyon on our way.  

    When: Sunday, July 21th, 2024.

    Time: 7:15 AM (we meet at 7:15 am and hit the trails at 7:30am sharp)

    Place to Meet:  16398 El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe

    https://maps.app.goo.gl/rJ5ng6RSLDYKRMQS9?g_st=ic

    Parking is very limited (8-10cars) on El Camino Real road, so carpool is a must and get there early.  

    Please bring enough water, snack and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

    For more information about the trail visit:

    HTTPS://naturecollective.org/location/la-orilla-trail/

     For more information: admin@aiap.org

    • 31-Jul-2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sufi Restaurant



    Date: July 31, 2024

    Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant - 5915 Balboa Ave, SD, CA 92111

    Short presentation:  Music by Milad & Maryam Hosseini and Mike Jones.

    Topic: An evening of the classical and folk music of Iran, Presented by UCSD music students 


    Main Presenter: Ellen Estilai

    Topic: "Readings from Exit Prohibited: a Memoir"

    Main Presentation:  After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Ellen Estilai and her family attempt to leave Tehran, their home of nine years.  At the airport, her Iranian husband is inexplicably prevented from leaving. As he confronts hostile colleagues and the Islamic Republic’s opaque bureaucracy, Estilai examines their lives, trying to understand what might have brought them to this point. Exit Prohibited is a story of a complex Iran, at once welcoming and hostile, progressive and traditional, enamored of and distrustful of the West—an Iran as complex as Estilai’s relationship to it.

    About Ellen Estilai: She' the author of Exit Prohibited, a memoir of Iran, and The Museum of Missing Things, a chapbook of poetry and prose. She earned a BA in Art from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Tehran. She has spent much of her career collaborating with artists, writers, and agencies to strengthen communities through the arts. She has taught language, literature and writing in universities in Iran and California. Her essays, short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  Because Ellen and her husband have been immigrants in each other’s countries, her writing frequently explores the joys and tribulations of the immigrant experience.

    She lives in Riverside, California. 



    Language: English




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