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Benefit for the Survivors of Communal Violence in Gujarat, India
Date Saturday July 13
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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------------------------------------------------- BENEFIT FOR THE SURVIVORS OF COMMUNAL VIOLENCE IN GUJARAT: A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE AHSAN JAFRI ------------------------------------------------- All net proceeds benefit Citizen's Initiative, a coalition of social organizations operating relief efforts in Gujarat. For tickets and more info, please visit http://www.ektaonline.org/events/gujarat2002/ ------------------------------------------------- JULY 13 SATURDAY, 7 - 11 PM ------------------------------------------------- MISSION CULTURAL CENTER 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco 415.821.1155 (Right off 24th St. BART) Cost: $10-$25 Sliding Scale featuring - Nishrin and Najid Hussain,daughter and son-in-law of the late Ahsan Jafri - "Hey Ram: Genocide in the Land of Gandhi" - a film by Gopal Menon - Exhibit by Artists Against Communalism (SAHMAT, New Delhi) - Poetry, music and dance performances by local artists --Farah Shaikh from Chitresh Das Dance Company - Kathak dance performance --Parijat Desai - contemporary dance performance --Riffat Salamat and party - Sufi music performance with Shiraz Ali Khan, guitar and Ferhan Qureshi, tabla --Karmacy - "Fusion Hip Hop" performance --Shalija Patel - Spoken Word performance "Today I Dismantled My Gods" ------------------------------------------------- JULY 14 SUNDAY, 4 - 6 PM ------------------------------------------------- JAIN CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 722 South Main Street, Milpitas 408.262.6242 Cost: $10-$25 Sliding Scale featuring - Nishrin and Najid Hussain,daughter and son-in-law of the late Ahsan Jafri - "Hey Ram: Genocide in the Land of Gandhi" - a film by Gopal Menon - Poetry, Bhajans and dance performances by local artists --Farah Shaikh from Chitresh Das Dance Company - Kathak dance performance ------------------------------------------------- A TRIBUTE to the life and work of the late AHSAN JAFRI, a former Member of Parliament, a poet, and a staunch advocate for peace and communal harmony in Gujarat and India. On February 28, 2002, Jafri along with 150 other people who were seeking refuge in his home, including women and children, were attacked and burnt alive by a mob despite countless phone calls to the Ahmedabad police and officials of the Gujarat State Govt. All net proceeds benefit Citizen's Initiative, a coalition of social organizations operating relief efforts in Gujarat. ------------------------------------------------- SPONSORED by EKTA, India Relief and Education Fund, Association for India's Development (Bay Area Chapter), Coalition Against Communalism, Friends of South Asia, Global Exchange, Indian Muslim Relief Committee, Narika, 3rd I and Trikone ------------------------------------------------- For tickets and more info, please visit http://www.ektaonline.org/events/gujarat2002/ ----------------------------------- EKTA email: info@ektaonline.org website: http://www.ektaonline.org
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