The Spirit of this man, along with the humility, purpose, courage and natural wisdom that poured through his words and presence, inspired so many. I highly recommend experiencing Ayrton Senna through the documentary which is playing at select theaters (LANDMARK in LA). You will be moved...
Source: Wikipedia - Tehrangeles is a portmanteau deriving from the combination of Tehran, the capital of Iran, and Los Angeles.
It is used when referring to the large number (estimates range from 500,000 to 600,000) of former Iranian nationals and their descendants residing in the Los Angeles metropolitan area; it is the largest such population outside of Iran. In common usage, it usually refers to the proportionally larger Persian-American subset of Iranian immigrants, many of whom are second generation citizens. This area is now officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles as "Persian Square". Thanks to the many efforts of residents, business owners and Councilman Paul Koretz's office.
The Persian community in the L.A. area originally centered in the Westwood neighborhood of west Los Angeles, particularly Westwood Boulevard between Pico Boulevard and the UCLA campus, often referred to as Little Persia or Persian Hills/Persian Square. It is between Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles. Immigration to the area increased several-fold due to the events surrounding the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Westwood Boulevard became known for its many Persian shops and restaurants; and the Persian expatriate community of Los Angeles entered all forms of media including magazines, newspapers, radio and television stations.
As the population grew, many Iranians have moved all over Los Angeles, with other large neighborhoods forming in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Woodland Hills and Encino in the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills, California ; the city of Irvine as well throughout Orange County and Persians also made their homes in San Diego and the Palm Springs area (Coachella Valley). The Persian population of Beverly Hills may be as high as 40% of the total population. The vice mayor of Beverly Hills, Jim Delshad, is Iranian-born.
The screening will take place at 11am at The Lobero, one of the biggest and most beautiful theaters with 600 seats in Santa Barbara tomorrow. We were notified that you WILL be able to buy your tickets at the door and be guarenteed a seat - We hope to see you there!
Barker and his crew traveled to Tanzania and visited Foundation-supported health clinics where HIV-positive mothers and toddlers were getting the care and support necessary to lead healthy, stable lives.
In the film, Barker explains: “Two-thirds of HIV-positive pregnant woman worldwide do not receive the services they need to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies, resulting in more than a thousand babies being infected with HIV every single day. Of those children, half will die before their second birthday, if left untreated.”
As Thanksgiving approaches and we begin to evaluate the many blessings in our lives, it’s imperative that we do not forget those who are so often forgotten. The easy choice is to turn away. The easy choice is to say, “It’s too hard. It’s too expensive. It can’t be done.” But the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is proving that it can and must be done.
As author Edward Everett Hale once said, “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”