Iranian American Society of Arizona

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Effective Immediately, the Arizona Persian Cultural Center will be Temporarily Closed

Statement on COVID-19

There is no higher priority than the health of our community, especially our elders.

The Arizona Persian Cultural Center has many active, engaged members, volunteers, and attendees who are elders. From what we have learned, the coronavirus disproportionately and severely affects elders.


Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially categorized COVID19 virus as a pandemic. With this in mind, the Arizona Persian Cultural Center will be temporarily closed, effective immediately.

All meetings, classes and events are postponed for at least the next 14 days.


This decision was based on the recommendations and information from local medical experts, WHO, NIH, and CDC.


For certain events, the Center may hold online gatherings for attendees who can attend via video. This is yet to be determined.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping with this effort,

Board of Arizona Persian Cultural Center

Our Mission

At Iranian American Society of Arizona (IASAz), we strive to enrich the lives of Arizona residents by promoting an awareness of the Iranian culture, heritage, language, history and contributions through education, music, dance, theater, arts, food and sense of community. Our goal is to preserve, promote and encourage through education and charitable work, the richness of Iranian-American culture. We achieve this by organizing social, educational, recreational and other functions to promote better understanding and friendship both among the members of the organization and among individuals and organizations in Arizona who share an interest in Iranian culture.

Invitation to Join

Considering this objective and in order to realize this vision, we are inviting all to take this important step with us to maintain and thrive our cultural and social focal Center for Iranians in Arizona. Please connect with us to get involved.

Upcoming Signature Events

FRI, JAN 24, 2020 | The Arizona Biltmore Grand Ballroom

Featuring Navid Kandelousi, Vahid Shad & Arshia Riahi

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