Presentation by Farzin Eftekhari, M.D.

Please join the Society of Iranian American Women for Education (SIAWE)

An Educational Presentation
Farzin Eftekhari, M.D.

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Pediatric Radiology (Retired),

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

“Cancer: A Radiologist’s Perspective”

Sunday, February 16, 2020
3:30 p.m.
 – Social Hour, Buffet opens
4:00 p.m. – Presentation begins

Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Free Admission

Complimentary afternoon tea buffet, light bites and refreshments
Complimentary valet parking

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 11

to:, or (713) 532-6666

Persian Thanks Giving

Persian Thanks Giving

A coalition of Iranian American Organizations in Houston to Give Back to America


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the following Iranian American organizations are joining hands to offer two opportunities to give back to the Houstonians in need. Our Community is grateful to have a home away from its ancestral homeland, and cares for the less fortunate members of our beloved city.

Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP)
Iranian Cultural Foundation (ICF)
Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)
Shabeh Jomeh
Society of Iranian American Women for Education (SIAWE)

Items accepted for Donation to “Search Homeless Services”

Monetary Donation: Write your check directly to “SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES” and a tax receipt will be mailed to you by them.
Canned Food Drive: Canned Meats & Fish, Hearty Soups, Juices, Cereal, Applesauce, Crackers, Beef Jerky, Powdered Milk, and Granola Bars.
Clothing Drive: Unused or gently used clothing (washed and ironed) for men/ women and children (Jackets, Sweaters and new Socks are preferred).
Hygiene Drive: Toothbrushes, Razors, Shaving Cream, Deodorants, Body Soap, Shampoo/ Conditioners, Hand Sanitizer and Feminine Hygiene Products.
Toys: New and gently used items.

Drop off Centers

Americo Offices (7575 San Felipe St., Houston, Texas 77063)

Armond Bakery & Café (12151 Westheimer Rd. #L, Houston, Texas 77077) this location will accept donations during their business hours from now until 11-20-12.

ICF Office (9703 Richmond Rd., Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77042)


Date and Time – All Locations

Sunday 11/11/2012 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday 11/17/2012 10 am to 1 pm
Sunday 11/18/2012 10 am to 1 pm


Volunteer Opportunities

CITY WIDE CLUB (Thanksgiving Day): Opportunity to volunteer at the CITY WIDE CLUB’s 34th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BIG FEAST at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the morning of Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2012). Every year volunteers serve over 35,000 traditional meals to families on Thanksgiving. Volunteers will receive a free “Persian Thanks Giving” T-shirt. Certificate of attendance provided for students. For more information, visit

Volunteer your time: By helping at the “Drop off Centers”.


Help & Information

To volunteer or for more information please contact or Navid at 832-687-8030.

Going Up The Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist

The MFAH Film Department – 4th Cinema Arts Festival Houston

Interesting documentary of Akram, an Iranian artist (please see the description below).
The 2012 Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes place November 7-11, 2012 and will showcase films by, and about, the visual, performing, and literary arts.
The Festival presents a variety of films and documentaries from around the world.

Going Up The Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist


Documentary. Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. Run time: 52 min. In Persian and French with English subtitles.

Akram, an illiterate 50-year-old Iranian woman, became a painter unexpectedly, and produced an explosion of powerful, personal and colorful paintings. When she finally tells her Western-educated children about her work, they arrange for her to have an exhibition in Paris. This screening is part of the Festival’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Women Make Movies.

Current program schedule Saturday, Nov 10 1:00 PM at the Sundance Cinemas Houston (510 Texas Street, Houston, 77002)

Meditation and Medication: an Odd Couple?

Explore the vital role of contemplate disciplines in medicine and healing arts. A luncheon and discussion with Dr. Alejandro Chaoul.
Friday, September 14, 2012 (ll:30am – l:00pm). Cost to attend: $30

The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston 77027

Complimentary self-parking by August 30,2012

5K Run/Walk 2012

SIAWE Fourth Annual 5 K Fun Run/Walk, chaired by SIAWE Board Member, Vajeh (Vicki) Barazandeh, was held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the University of Houston, Main Campus. The Engineering Department at the University of Houston, Iranian Cultural Foundation, Houston (ICF), Road ID, the Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA), the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) and the Association of Iranian-American Professionals (AIAP) co sponsored this event.