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June 2017

Palestine Nature and Peace Studies Tour Featuring Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

June 28, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mediterranean Deli, 410 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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An Update from Palestine with Mazin Qumsiyeh: Reception and Fundraiser Wednesday, June 28 | 8-9:30pm Mediterranean Deli 410 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill Mazin Qumsiyeh, founder and Director of Palestine Museum of Natural History and Palestine Institute for Biodiversity Research at Bethlehem University, will talk about biodiversity and environmental threats in Palestine. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by June 20 to 919-942-2535 or msmisch@gmail.com. Lecture: Biodiversity and Conservation in the Holy Land Thursday, June 29 | 7-8:30pm Science…

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July 2017

Persian Art Center in Carolina presents: A Night of Persian Poetry and Live Music Performance

July 9, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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  Join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for an analysis of poetry of two great contemporary Persian poets, Fereydoon Moshiri and Ahmad Shamloo. Speakers will include Dr. Amir Rezvani and Mr. Yousef  Amiri. The program will begin with a social from 4-4:30, followed by a welcome and introduction by Dr. Amir Rezvani. From 4:45-6:00, there will be presentations by Rezvani and Amiri, followed by an open forum and discussion. From 6:45-7:45 there will be live Persian music and poetry…

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