The Iranian American Community of Tennessee (IAC-TN) is a bi-partisan and non-profit organization consisting of Iranian-Americans and other concerned Tennessean coming together on civic engagement on various local and global issues such as cultural education and awareness, tolerance, bridge building, human rights and fostering core democratic values.
The Community organizes events, takes part in civic/political/cultural gatherings, engages with the State and Local Government and City Official, works closely with human rights organizations, religious leaders, and community organizers to promote and cultural wealth of the Iranian Diaspora community, while helping to facilitate democracy in Iran.
On an annual basis, IAC-TN joins the broader Iranian-American network across the nation to celebrate Persian heritage and traditional events such as Mehregan, Charshanbe Suri (Festival of Fire), Nowruz (Persian New Year), Sizdeh Bedar along with celebration of American holidays. All community members, including the second and third generation of Iranian-Americans benefit from cultural engagement, education on history of both countries, and use the opportunity to exchange views on political events and policy discussions. Staying true to our mission for bridging the gaps, IAC-TN invites various speakers and experts to educate all its members and communities in Tennessee.
IAC-TN is also proud to run an ongoing effort on raising awareness on community engagement in the political process both at local and federal level. These efforts includes meetings with organizing meetings with local and federal elected officials, religious leaders, community and business leaders and academia.