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Something Exciting Coming Your Way

Something exciting coming your way! Amazing performances, workshops, discussions around parsi culture, lifestyle and of course food! Check out our website and sign up at themarketplace.wzcc.org
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We are doing a Online event for Charity. Please register as per your choice and also forward to family and friends.

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From Zenobia Davar to Tanaz Godiwalla, we’ve got ’em all! Join us for Zoroastrian trails – from Garas to patras, Irani food to forging connections through telling stories! Sign up at themarketplace.wzcc.org
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OZCF COVID-19 Virtual Run/Walk

Welcome to the OZCF COVID-19 Virtual Run/Walk!

The OZCF Sports committee are excited to bring to you their first Virtual Run/Walkfundraiser.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not allowed the OZCF to have in-person events, therefore we are holding this Virtual event.

*This is one event ‘WE DO NOT WISH TO SEE YOU IN-PERSON’*

Please follow the guidelines below:

1. Register by paying $20
2. Starts October 23rd and ends October 31st, 2020
3. Please pay attention to the current COVID-19 regulations in your area
4. Take pictures and videos of your Run/Walk and send them to xariusjasavala@hotmail.comor 905-808-2827 with your full name and area (i.e. Xarius Jasavala, Oakville, ON).
5. You can track your distance with a running/walking app such as ‘Strava‘ or running/walking watch or treadmill display.
After you have completed your Run/Walk, please take a picture/screenshot of your running app/watch/treadmill showing your distance & send to us.

or

Take a picture of yourself having completed the 5km.

While we realize that it may not be possible for all participants to complete 5km, we encourage you to participate, keep fit and complete however many km you can.

We wish to have fun with this, so please do send in periodic Pictures/Videos of your participation in this first Virtual Run/Walk.

We will be posting these on our website & social media platforms.

We would like as many people to participate (young and old), from all over the world; stay fit, stay safe, have fun !

** You can take this further and get sponsors from friends and family by asking people to hit the OZCF Donation option from the website or click HERE

A Global Call to Action for Climate Change – 17 October 2020

A Global Call to Action for Climate Change 
Turning Ideas into ActionThe FEZANA UN-NGO Committee is pleased to announce that a broadcast of the Tedx Gateway : “A Global Call to Action on Climate Change”, will take place on: Saturday, Oct. 17th at 6:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM CT / 3:30 AM PST / 4:00 pm IST / 6:30 pm in Perth, Singapore and Hongkong /

Countdown: To A Better future is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.This virtual event will bring together scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, urban planners, farmers, CEOs, investors, artists, musicians, government officials, and others to find the most effective, evidence-based ideas that work. The goal is to identify the bold solutions that can be activated when people break out of their silos and rise to the challenge.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the UN World Food Program.   Provision of food addresses conflict resolution, hunger, poverty, climate change…all these issues are interlinked.

The speakers will include:

Bishow Parajuli, Nepali, Representative and Country Director to India,
UN World Food Program

Actors Chris Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Activist for Climate Change, Nobel Prize Winner, Al Gore and
many others, that can be seen listed here.

To view the live Facebook broadcast please click here.

 

Effective Remote Learning – Managing Stress and Time

Title:  Effective Remote Learning – Managing Stress and Time

Speaker:  Farrokh Mistree.  L.A. Comp Chair and Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Date:  September 19, 2020

Time:  7:30 PM IST / 10:00 AM EST / 9:00 AM CST

Abstract:  COVID 19 has affected the lives of people all over the world. In academia we have moved from face to face instruction to on-line or hybrid modes of instruction.  This has altered the pedagogical model that we are all used to in that there is a greater need for a student to manage stress and time.  In this talk I will offer some pointers on how one can learn in a remote learning environment.

Biography:  Farrokh’s passion is to have fun in providing an opportunity for highly motivated and talented people to learn how to define and achieve their dreams. Farrokh holds the L. A. Comp Chair in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.  Farrokh received his B. Tech (Hons) degree in Naval Architecture in 1967 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974.  He is highly cited author who has published over 400 papers, two books and four research monographs.  Farrokh is a Fellow of ASME, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Life Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Farrokh co-directs the Systems Realization Laboratory @ OU with his wife Professor Janet K. Allen in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  Their research focus is on defining the emerging frontier for the “intelligent” decision-based realization of complex (cyber-physical-social) systems when the computational models are incomplete and inaccurate.

Link to connect : https://bit.ly/yazdizoom

Food Sustainability, Creativity and Conservation in the time of COVID-19

Date: Saturday September 19th, 2020

Time: 12 Noon Eastern | 9 AM Pacific | 5 PM UK | 8:30 Iran | 9 PM Pakistan | 9:30 PM India

COVID has changed the way we eat, cook and live in many ways — good and bad. This discussion focuses on the impact of the pandemic on the food supply chain, and how it affected the availability of the basics, leading people to get more creative in the kitchen. Everything from making our own bread to using leftovers to create new unexpected meals, has allowed people to ramp up their cooking skills, rely on sustainability and be more conscious of food wastage. Historically resembling the ways of our ancestors.

PANELISTS

Niloufer Mavalvala

Born and raised in Karachi, with London, Toronto and Dubai all part of her life Niloufer has travelled extensively. Passionate about culture through its cuisine she enjoys all cuisines of the world.

Self taught, her experience through the years has driven her to write a blog NiloufersKitchen.com and publish two Parsi cookbooks – receiving 3 awards. She strongly believes that while we are identified by race, religion and colour, we share the tightest bonding through food.  Her umpteen zoom demos through this pandemic have picked up momentum worldwide making  #revivinganancientcuisine one recipe at a time her priority.

Naomi Mobed

Naomi Mobed is the Founder of Le Bon Magot®, an award-winning specialty producer of fine condiments, conserves, preserves and sauces inspired by the flavors of Africa, Middle East and South Asia. This venture is the culmination of her diverse heritage, extensive travels and her passion for all things culinary. Naomi’s love of cooking comes straight from her family’s kitchen – she learned how to cook from her Mother, Grandmother and Great Aunts. Prior to becoming a foodpreneur, Naomi was a banker, specializing in the emerging economies of Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her clients were some of the largest financial and public institutions in these regions. Having completed graduate studies in International Relations at the London School of Economics & Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Political Science & International Relations from Mount Holyoke College, Naomi has previously worked in academia, multi-national corporations, United States Department of State and Research/Policy organizations. She has published articles in journals of international history, politics and business as well as contributing to a number of books. Born in Karachi and having grown up around the world, she is multilingual with varying degrees of familiarity with 7 languages (in addition to English).

Jehangir Mehta

Chef Jehangir Mehta is the chef/owner of the New York city restaurants Graffiti, Me and You, and Graffiti Earth. He has been a participant in Food Network’s Next Iron Chef Redemption 2012, the runner-up at the Next Iron Chef 2009, a participant on Iron Chef American and a guest on Martha Stewart living. Known for his signature eclectic style and food sustainability initiatives, he uses an array of unusual ingredients and spices to create an interesting juxtapose of temperatures, textures and tastes.

MODERATORS

Vera Dinshaw Springett,

Co-Founder Parsis Exchange Recipes on Facebook

Vera Dinshaw Springett is Creative Director for UX (User Experience) at University of Phoenix, with almost 20 years of combined ad agency and in-house branding and digital experience. Originally from Pakistan, Vera came to the US to earn her bachelor’s in Advertising and master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter, and is co-admin of Parsis Exchange Recipes (PER).

Arbez Shroff Patel

Co-Founder Parsis Exchange Recipes on Facebook

Arbez Shroff Patel is born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. Came to the United States to earn a degree in Medical Technology. Worked at Smithkline Beecham medical reference laboratory specializing in Microbiology and Virology, ultimately in a Supervisory and then Managerial capacity. Living in Plano, Texas. Mother to two children who have flown the coop.

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Topic: Food Sustainability, Creativity & Conservation During COVID-19: The FEZANA Talks #9

Time: Sep 19, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sunday School – Farrokh Mistree on June 14, 2020

Sunday School – Farrokh Mistree on June 14, 2020 @ 2:00PM Central / 3:00 PM Eastern (New York Time) ; 12:00 noon PST (Vancouver); 8:00 pm (London, UK);  7:00 AM (Auckland, New Zealand); 

Hi All,

Farrokh Mistree will be teaching his second Sunday School class on Sunday, June 14 at Noon Pacific/ 2:00pm Central/ 3 pm Eastern.

The talk is titled “Zoroastrian Parenting: Fostering Independent Thought and Belief.”

It is intended for all people of all ages, parents and children alike. The class will be recorded. The slides are attached and the link is here:

https://stanford.zoom.us/j/92744277893

Feel free to share with anyone who is interested. We will take a break the week after for Father’s Day, but you can sign up for future classes here: https://forms.gle/8bUoqoJuGCFryahc9

If you or your child are in high school and are interested in learning about applying to undergraduate  programs, please write to me and we will arrange an info session.

If you are applying for graduate school, let me know. We have Zoros who have done just about every form of grad school and are willing to advise other Zs about good programs, application tricks, etc.

Thanks,
Dinsha

Dinsha Mistree

Rule of Law Program

Stanford Law School

404-403-1643

Dmistree@gmail.com

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