The spring 2023 schedule for ACC’s CommuniTEA & Conversation series is out. These gatherings are aimed at supporting our Iranian Riverbats and others in our community with ties to Iran.

Presented by ACC’s Center for Peace & Conflict and the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center (TRHT), CommuniTEA & Conversation gatherings provide a space to learn more about the challenges our Iranian communities are facing and understand ways in which we can show our support for those who are impacted by current political violence in Iran. 

Spring 2023 CommuniTEA & Conversation Series

Friday, January 27 | 5:30-7 p.m.
TRHT Center (Highland Campus, Building 4000, Rm. 4.2205)
In this session, participants will have an opportunity to come together and engage in yoga practice for stress reduction. This session will be led by Persian-speaking, Iranian American therapist Geeti Shirazi Mahajan.

Friday, February 24 | 4-5:30 p.m.
TRHT Center (Highland Campus, Building 4000, Rm. 4.2205)
In this session, Iranian poet Roja Chamankar will conduct a reading and poetry workshop for those in attendance.

Wednesday, April 26 | 6-8 p.m
1212 Rio Grande Street | Building 1000, Room 1103 (Multipurpose Room)
In our final CommuniTEA gathering of the semester we will be joined by Anousha Shah who will share a slide show presentation of art inspired by the Woman, Life, Freedom movement and then lead participants through the process of creating their own individual paintings. Please join us for an afternoon of art, music, tea, and sweets.

Each of the gatherings will feature Persian tea and sweets and facilitated dialogue aimed at processing the collective trauma that is impacting the Iranian community at large.

The first event took place Tuesday, December 6, at the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center and featured musical guest Mohammad Firoozi, an esteemed local Iranian musician.

More information can be found on the Center for Peace & Conflict Studies website