Nowruz 2023: Reflections on the Women, Life, Liberty Movement by Canadian and European Parliamentarians

When and Where

Sunday, March 26, 2023 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Innis College (2 Sussex Ave, Toronto)


The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies in collaboration with the Office of Ali Ehsassi, MP present Nowruz  2023: Reflections on the Women, Life, Liberty Movement by Canadian and European Parliamentarians on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 10 AM to 12 PM. (Eastern Time: Canada and US).


  • Ali Ehsassi has served as the Member of Parliament from the Toronto riding of Willowdale since 2015. He is a member of the Liberal Caucus, and currently serves as the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament.
  • Azadeh Rojhan-Gustafsson has served as a member of Swedish Parliament since 2014 and as a member of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
  • Alireza Akhondi (Sweden) was elected a member of the Swedish Parliament in 2018, and serves as a member of the Center Party caucus.
  • Darya Safaei (Belgium) was elected as a federal Member of Parliament to the Belgian House of Representatives in 2019, and currently serves as a member of the Foreign and Defence Committees.
  • Danial Ilkhanipour has been a Member of Parliament (Hamburg State) since 2015 and the Spokesman for Europe and International Affairs. He also represents Hamburg as a Member of the “Congress of Regions” in Brussels.


  • Behnoosh Behnamnia is an Iranian-style violinist, kamancheh soloist, and founder of the Eastern Sunrise Ensemble, currently studying Music Technology and Digital Media at the University of Toronto.
  • Naghmeh Farahmand is a Persian percussionist with a recent debut solo CD, “Unbound,” and instructional DVD, “The Iranian Daf,” followed by “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Refuge” Albums.
  • Marzieh Rahimzadeh is an award-winning Santoor virtuoso and a graduate of Music performance from Art university, Tehran.

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March 26 Nowruz2023 event poster