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RAWA QUAKE RELIEF BENEFIT S.F.
Date Saturday April 27
Time 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location Details
2789 24th st, San Francisco
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorASAP Acting in Solidarity with Afghan People
Fureyous Productions presents....... A BELLYDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA When? Sat. April 27th, 7:30pm Where? Brava Theatre 2789 24th St. (at York St) Mission District, San Francisco How much? Tickets are $12 at the door Who? 10 bellydancers and 9 musicians come together to perform song and dance of the Balkans, Turkey, Armenia, and the Arab world. Most of the dancers are members of bellydance troupes Aywah and Ultragypsy. These women are all excellent performers who have taken their art seriously. They are: Elizabeth Strong, Rosa Rojas, Thais Diehl, Rachel Brice, Kim Fournier, Angel Estrada, Jill Parker and members from her troupe Ultra Gypsy.....The musicians are: Armenian singer Katchig Jinjerian, percussionist Tobias Roberson, oudist Matthew Furey, clarinetist Peter Jacques, violinist Lars Tergis, percussionists Calvin Lai, Cynthia Tawasha and Sean Tergis, and saxophonist Liam Furey. *There is cheap public parking behind the Walgreen's on 24th St. and Potrero and the Bart Station at 24th and Mission is a 5-10 minute walk from Brava Theatre. Come out and support vibrant, young musicians and dancers from the Bay out here trying to make things happen. The Brava is a great venue, one that has recently been remodeled from a movie theatre into a performing arts theatre. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx AWM/RAWA Light a Candle of Hope April 20 - 27, 2002. EARTHQUAKE FACTSHEET Background Recently Afghanistan has been the scene of a number of earthquakes. The most devastating of which occurred at 7:26pm local time (9:26 am Eastern time) on 25 March 2002, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which devastated Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush mountains. Afghan officials estimate that 800-1000 people died, 4,000 people were injured, at least 1,500 homes were destroyed and 20,000 people were rendered homeless. There are problems due to the poor quality of drinking water because the debris from the earthquake has blocked some springs and river water has become cloudy because of landslides. Several non-profit organizations have implemented emergency relief programs in the earthquake –affected areas. However, with blocked roads from fallen trees and landslides, emergency work has become very difficult. RAWA, The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, a group of Afghan women, often has access that other aid organizations do not. For example, they are more likely to convince a woman who is hurt to seek medical attention from one of their mobile medical teams, as they are able to communicate with them in Pashtu or Dari, the two Afghan languages. Another important point is that RAWA, because of their steadfast struggle for women’s rights for over two decades ensures that women and children receive aid relief. This is very important especially because of the recent situation for women – to give them the ability to provide for their families in this difficult time. RAWA will supply earthquake-stricken Afghans with flour and cooking oil; blankets and quilts; medicines and first aid. They will also provide resources for rebuilding homes and help families get back on their feet. While it’s true that the funds will be providing these supplies, the women of RAWA will also deliver hope and strength – communicating the message of this vigil with the victims. RAWA members personally distribute all emergency aid to ensure that it reaches those who need it the most. To nurture a human being for 30 days costs just $30. The breakdown of costs is as follows: food is $8, clothing $4, shelter $13 and first aid/medicines $5. Even if you just send one dollar that pays for aid relief funds for one person for one day. It may mean one more day of hope for that person. RAWA successfully completed a similar program for the March 3 quake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter scale. RAWA distributed food among earthquake victims in Khuram and Sarbagh villages of Samangan province in Northern Afghanistan. Pictures of RAWA’s aid relief operations are available at http://rawasongs.fancymarketing.net/samangan.htm and http://afghanwomensmission.org/earthquake/photo.php
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