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Dec 18, SF Story Jam:
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Celebrate our last story jam of the year with our 'Preaching to the Choir Story Jam' on December 18. In Honor of the holiday we'll be sharing tales of cultural salvation from near and far. Details>>

Jan 31, Palo Alto,
Festival of Cultures &
Annual General Meeting


Join us for our biggest event of the year. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California will team up with the Ohlone Elementary School Global Awareness team to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries at our Annual Festival of Cultures. We need volunteers for country presenations, international fashion show, cook international foods, organize cross culutral activities for kids and general volunteer help. Volunteer to Help>>

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Alex and Ali Documentary Film

6/26/14 Thu (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco
Contact:Jerome Nelson (jnelson[at]worldaffairs[dot]org)


Join the International Forum and Director Malachi Leopold for a special screening of "Alex and Ali," the documentary film that tells the true story of a forbidden love between two men in 1970s Iran. As a Peace Corps volunteer in 1967, Alex served in Iran where he met Ali, an Iranian Muslim. The two fell in love and kept their relationship secret for ten years until the Iranian Revolution forced Alex to return to the US without Ali. Although they have kept in touch through phone calls, email and letters, this film shows how they seek to overcome the deep political, geographical and cultural divides that have kept them separated for 33 years, and the enormous difficulties associated with this attempt to reunite.

There will be a 30-minute question and answer session with Leopold after the screening.

NorCal members get the special membership rate of $8. Promo code is "NorCalPCA". Event Link to get tickets: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1309#.U5iMdrRKX_Q