Introduction to 30Voices
 
Art has a profound ability to empower and endow the voiceless with resonance. Art is capable of educating the uninformed and healing the wounded spirit. 30Voices is a non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about domestic abuse  by establishing a community of experienced and aspiring artists eager to share their candid visions of love, heartbreak and resurrection. 
 
30voices is dedicated to promoting and cultivating the diverse voices of Iranian women through various artistic outlets such as paintings, sculptors, mix media, music, film, performances and literature. By offering workshops, organizing events and developing resources for burgeoning female artists, 30Voices hopes to instill confidence in women and aid in the progression of a healthy and enlightened community. 
 
The significance behind the name 30Voices originates from the Persian mythological creature known as the Si'morgh (30-birds). It is a large winged bird-like creature with a 500- year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix is reborn. The Si’morgh is the divine symbol of reincarnation and perseverance. 
 
Likewise, Iranian women all over the world are rising out of the ashes of a revolution that more than thirty years ago robbed them of their civil and human rights. But under the dark shroud of oppression thrives the immortal and outspoken soul of women yearning to be acknowledged and respected. Today, no matter where they are in the world, Iranian women stand together as one, stronger and more determined.

Alaleh Kamran

Attorney

 
Alaleh Kamran is a criminal defense attorney, who for the last 20 years, has dedicated her practice to the defense of the constitution, humanitarian causes, and grassroots community efforts to intervene on behalf of the defenseless. Her criminal practice covers drug related offenses, violent crimes such as murders to white collar crimes, including money laundering & structuring cases, on the State and Federal level.
She is a frequent lecturer to high schools, colleges & Non-Profit organizations concentrating on Juvenile Crimes and Domestic Violence: Intervention and Prevention. She is a frequent legal analyst on Radio and TV programs, and has her own monthly radio program dealing with Crimes and Constitutional issues.
She has previously served as the President of the Iranian American Lawyers' Association. In 2001, she was awarded the "Woman of the year Award" by the Iranian Jewish Women's organization of Southern California. To date, Alaleh has been the recipient of a Certificate of Commendation from City of Los Angeles; a Community Award from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Beverly Hills, and Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service and Support provided to the Iranian Community thru the Mid Wilshire Domestic Violence prevention collaborative. In 2010, Jewish Unity Foundation honored her with the "Humanitarian of the Year Award".
She has appeared as a guest legal analyst for E! Entertainment, Access Hollywood and NBC news.

 

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