Iranian-American Civic Organization Hosts Fourth Biennial Civic Action Conference

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30 YEARS AFTER, the leading Iranian- American Jewish civic action organization in the United States, will host its Fourth Biennial Civic Action Conference in Los Angeles on Sunday, November, 2, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

30 YEARS AFTER, the leading Iranian- American Jewish civic action organization in the United States, will host its Fourth Biennial Civic Action Conference in Los Angeles on Sunday, November, 2, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Three prior conferences took place in 2008, 2010, and 2012, respectively, each attracting over one thousand members of the Los Angeles Jewish, Iranian-Jewish, and political communities. The  theme  of  this  year’s  Conference  is  “In  Praise  of  Service”  and  will  feature   elected officials, religious leaders, community activists, academics, and thought leaders from across the United States. The Conference will highlight the urgency of civic, community, and public service as an imperative for the Iranian-American Jewish community. The Iranian-American Jewish community will honor Congressman Henry Waxman, former Congressman Howard Berman, and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for their combined century of public service. The Conference will also host candidates for local and national elected office, including those vying to replace Congressman Waxman, --California State Senator Ted Lieu and Criminal Gang Prosecutor Elan Carr.

The international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear weapons program will also be at the forefront of the Conference. Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ed Royce, will serve as a conference keynote speaker. Frances Townsend, CNN National Security Analyst Former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, and David Ibsen, Executive Director of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), will also address the Iranian nuclear threat. Other prominent conference speakers include: Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Consul General of Israel David Siegel, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, acclaimed author Gina Nahai, Sinai Temple's Rabbi David Wolpe, and Rabbi David Shofet of Nessah Educational and Cultural Center.

30 YEARS AFTER President, Sam Yebri, said: "Never has the mission of 30 YEARS AFTER – to educate and engage Iranian-American Jews in American civic life – proved more critical. Our large, vibrant community in Los Angeles is uniquely situated to make meaningful contributions to public life locally and internationally. Specifically, we stand at the nexus of a dangerous conflict between the United States, Israel, and Iran. Our fourth major policy conference will continue to provide our community the tools necessary to help ensure that the United States government and the international community utilize all diplomatic and financial measures to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. Locally, our conference will continue to inspire and train a generation of American immigrants from Iran and their children to take responsibility for bettering our city, state, and country."

The majority of Conference attendees will be Iranian Jews whose families fled Iran during and after the Iranian Revolution, settled in the United States as immigrants, and established themselves as one of the best educated and most philanthropic immigrant communities in America. 30 YEARS AFTER is a grassroots, primarily volunteer-led organization of young professionals, whose mission is to engage Iranian-American Jews in American political, civic, and Jewish life.  The name,  “30  YEARS  AFTER,”  denotes a moment when, after three decades, Iranian Jews, who fled the Iranian Revolution for freedom and opportunity in the United States, embraced their civic responsibilities as Americans. 30 YEARS AFTER has worked tirelessly to become the Iranian-American Jewish community’s leading voice in   American civic and political affairs.

The Conference is made possible in part from the support of nearly forty different national and local Jewish organizations and foundations. If you would like more information about 30 YEARS AFTER, please visit: http://www.30yearsafter.org or contact Executive Director Tabby Davoodi at tdavoodi(at)30yearsafter(dot)org or at (310) 497-1886.
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