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Dear Members of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC): As you know, the ICC Board has called a Special General Meeting of Members on October 31st, 2020. Since then, the ICC Board has received a requisition for a Special General Meeting, i.e. one called by the membership as opposed to the board, to be held as soon as possible. Details of this requisition found here. Because of this requisition, the Board has decided to move the date of the SGM called by the board to November 1st, 2020 beginning at 4:00 PM., Eastern Standard Time, via Zoom web-conferencing (videoconference link to follow), and hold the SGM requisitioned by the membership to October 31st, 2020, also beginning at 4:00 PM., Eastern Standard Time, via Zoom web-conferencing (videoconference link to follow). In this way, we hope to allow those members requisitioning the SGM to have their say in an open forum as soon as possible and before the SGM held by the board, while also giving all members adequate notice. We look forward to members' attendance at these SGMs. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to express our appreciation for your continued interest in the ICC. The Notice is enclosed. NOTICE (Member-Requisitioned SGM): To Members: A Special General Meeting of Members of the IRANIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS will be held on October 31st, 2020 beginning at 4:00 PM., Eastern Standard Time, via Zoom web-conferencing (link to the meeting forthcoming), in order to: Discuss whatever matter the members attending the meeting see it fit to discuss. Conduct such other business as may properly come before the meeting and at any adjournment or postponement of the meeting. NOTICE (Board-Called SGM): To Members: A Special General Meeting of Members of the IRANIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS will be held on November 1st, 2020 beginning at 4:00 PM., Eastern Standard Time, via Zoom web-conferencing (link to the meeting forthcoming), in order to: Discuss and decide with our members the future of the ICC in the context of the considerable financial obligations that the Corporation has due to the ongoing settlement around the 2019 AGM and the coronavirus pandemic. Conduct such other business as may properly come before the meeting and at any adjournment or postponement of the meeting. Sincerely, Board of Directors Iranian Canadian Congressread moreFind below an email from ICC Board Member Younes Zangiabadi asking Amazon to remove a hateful shirt from its platform: Dear Mr. Bezos, My name is Younes Zangiabadi and I am a board member at the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC). The ICC is an advocacy organization that represents the interests of the Iranian Canadian community in Canada. I am writing to you to express my deep concerns, on behalf of our members, regarding an item that is being sold with racist and offensive notions against the members of our community and the Iranian community at large at your website. This T-shirt perpetuates and facilitates the spread of hate, violence, and Iranophobia and discriminates based on nationality. With respect to Amazon's policy on banning “items that Amazon deems offensive,” which include products “that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.“, I am asking for the immediate removal of this item from your website. Amazon has a history of acting against racist propaganda on its website, we hope the immediate and permanent suspension of this seller serves as another example that Amazon does not offer a platform for racism and have zero-tolerance policy towards violence. I look forward to hearing from you,Younes Zangiabadi Board Member Iranian Canadian Congressread more
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