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United Iranian Americans Hosts Art Gala, Spotlighting Human Rights Issues In Iran To Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — United Iranian Americans (UIA) will host To Iran with Love, at Casa Madera in West Hollywood. The Gala will bring the important movement for human rights taking place in Iran to the greater entertainment community via a curated program of presentations and performances from celebrated Iranian Americans in Hollywood.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the collection of artists whose work will also be auctioned, as well as support UIA in their efforts to spread awareness, and authentic engagement in the non-Iranian entertainment community. UIA had a strong presence at previous industry events earlier this year, including Sundance Film Festival and The Grammy Awards, but the Gala will be their debut event hosted in Hollywood.   United Talent Agency (UTA), Wasserman, and Gold House have all expressed their support, ahead of the event.

Since September, the  “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement has brought the collective effort of decades of activists in Iran to a global stage, sparked by the death of Jina Mahsa Amini. Mahsa’s death was a powderkeg moment for Iranian people, with women, Gen Z girls, and LGBTQ+ activists at the forefront of the movement, demanding freedom and gender equality. The mission of United Iranian Americans is to uplift those crucial voices. 

What:

Gala featuring an art exhibit & auction, canapés & drinks, bazaar, and program of short film
screenings, presentations, stage readings, and musical performances by prominent Iranian
 American artists, activists and entertainers. 



When:

March 18th, 11am – 2pm 



Where:

Casa Madera     


8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood 



Who:

UTA, Wasserman, Gold House, allied supporters


Yasmine Aker (Good Trouble), actor, co-curator of program 


Mona Shahab (Better Half), writer-director, co-curator of program


ALANGOO Fine Art, curator of art exhibit and auction


Arian Moayed (Inventing Anna)  actor, open to press statements 


Maz Jobrani, comedian, open to press statements


Sepi Shyne, Mayor of West Hollywood, confirmed guest


Sharona Nazarian, Beverly Hills Councilwoman, confirmed guest 

About United Iranian Americans

United Iranian Americans (UIA) is an LA based, grassroots, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Shiva Shprits. UIA hosts uplifting educational events, and creates content and partnerships with artists, brands, and organizations. 

Images, program and confirmed list of celebrities and influencers available upon request.

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SOURCE United Iranian Americans

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