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.

Suzi Khatami

Artist

 
Suzi khatami was born in Shiraz and raised in  Tehran. She left Iran after finishing High School in 1977 at age 16 and moved to London, England and entered the School of Nursing where she received the Nursing degree.                                                                     
Suzi Khatami then moved to Los Angeles and has been here since 1985.  Out of all these years Suzi also moved and lived in New York from 1987 to 1993.  Her career in the entertainment and media world started in 1999 where she produced and hosted  her first live talk show on local cable TV,  which became very successful over night. Soon after her work on TV , she was invited to start working at the 670am KIRN  Radio Iran as a producer and host for an entertainment Show called "Live from Hollywood".  She was also asked to do a morning talk show for a while at the same station. She has been a host for an entertainment show on an Iranian television show since 2001. In 2004 she produced yet another popular radio show for the young Iranian American adults called "The New Generation" at the same radio station 670 am KIRN, that became a hit since its start. A few months after her resignation form the 670am KIRN, she was asked by Dr. Holakouee to join the Radio Hamrah to produce a show called Hamrah Ba Suzi Khatami.
Her passion for the Iranian youth is what makes her show popular amongst almost all Iranian American youth. Her ever so understanding and passion and caring comes from the fact the she has a son whom she adores and loves dearly.
Suzi is also an active board member of the Iranian American Parents Association (IAPA) of Beverly Hills  since 1994.  She has also been helping the Iranian student groups and continues to support their activities. For a while she served as a board member for an Iranian student media network at UCLA as well as being one of the advisers for another Iranian student association union in north America.  Suzi has  been working with several  non profit organizations and acting as their master of ceremonies. Iranian youth of Orange County,  hurricane Catrina and Iranian recovery center are to name a few. 
Suzi lives in Los Angeles.

 

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