[Nwsanet] Calendar of events 11. 28. 05
juneds at u.washington.edu
Mon Nov 28 13:07:52 PST 2005
1) EXHIBITION: South Asians in the Pacific North West
2) Dec. 3, 2005 – Bhopal Gas Disaster Remembrance Day
3) Dec. 3, 2005 - Gunjan 2005: Bollywood Music and a Hindi Play
4) Dec. 4, 2005 - Rajiv Vora: Building Our Capacity for Peace: The Gandhian Foundations for Security and Justice
5) Dec. 5 - Vora: Hope in Cynical Times; and Non-violent Peaceforce’s Annual Fundraiser
6) Oct 21- April 16, 2006 – EXHIBITION: Sikh community in the Pacific North West
7) Call for submission: South Asian Women Film Focus
Until Nov. 30, 2005
EXHIBITION - Our Stories: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest
The exhibition includes photos, documents, and books that highlights the lives and contributions of three UW students from India in the early 20th century, juxtaposed with the stories of six post-World War II immigrants to the Seattle area. These later immigrants were interviewed in an oral history project sponsored by the University of Washington Libraries. The exhibit will appear through November 30 on the first floor of the North Wing of the Allen Library.
December 3, 2005
Bhopal Remembrance Day: Commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster in India
2:00 PM-5:00 PM, St. James Cathedral, 803 Terry Ave., Seattle
The City Council of Seattle has proclaimed December 3rd as the Bhopal Remembrance Day, adding to the increasing pressure on Dow Chemicals to meet its legal obligations towards the victims of Bhopal. The process was initiated by the Seattle Coalition for Justice for Bhopal.
Over 20,000 people were killed in the Bhopal Gas disaster and hundreds of thousands were injured when toxic gases leaked from the Union Carbide Pesticide plant on Dec 3, 1984.
To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the disaster, there will be a short event. The details of the event are as follows:
The Event: "Women Confronting Globalization" speaking Event following by a short film and vigil for Bhopal Remembrance Day.
When: 2-5pm on December 3rd.
Venue: The St. James Cathedral in Seattle, located at 803 Terry Ave, corner of Terry & Columbia (The building is Cathedral Place on First Hill).
Details: From 2-3:00 PM there will be a presentation from the guest speakers from Chiapas and the Mexico Solidarity Network, followed by questions and discussion.
From 3-4:00 PM there will be a showing of the film, “Questions Without Answers” about the femicides in Juarez, followed by a presentation from the Mexico Solidarity Network and time for questions.
From 4-4:45 PM there will be a short film and presentation about the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India and how women are organizing there today, a reading of a proclamation to remember the victims of the Bhopal disaster and to commemorate its 21st anniversary, followed by a short vigil to remember the victims of Bhopal and the Juarez femicides.
For details regarding the event, please visit: http://www.aiwashington.org/
For details regarding the Bhopal Gas Disastor, please visit: www.bhopal.net
December 3, 2005
Gunjan 2005: Light classical and Bollywood music, and a Hindi Play
5:30 PM, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center,
16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA, 98073.
Pratidhwani presents, Gunjan 2005. Featuring light classical music,
pulsating Bollywood numbers, and damaka dances.
This would be followed by ‘Provident Fund’ a play in Hindi.
Written By: Dr. Narendra Kohli, Directed By: Agastya Kohli
Starring: Leena Dhingra Gray, Pankaj Kakkar, Mukesh Sharma, Harsh Tewari, and Nanda Tewari.
Tickets: General $10. Students/Seniors : $7.
For more information e-mail - gunjan2005 at pratidhwani.org
Or visit http://www.sulekha.com/events<WBR>/evtdp.aspx?cid=169750
Call: Siddhartha Roy - 425.260.1043, Ashim Bhaumik – 425.281.1190
Agastya Kohli - 425.814.8270
Part of the proceeds will be donated to SAI Foundation, Santiniketan, to promote cultural, educational, physical and social development of the underprivileged, particularly women and children.
Rajiv Vora: Building Our Capacity for Peace: The Gandhian Foundations for Security and Justice
Sunday, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Venue: Mt. Zion Baptist Church (19th Avenue & E. Madison St) in
Rajiv Vora is former Director of the Gandhi Peace Foundation (New Delhi) and Asia Regional Coordinator of the Nonviolent Peaceforce. He is an eminent interpreter of Gandhi's text, "Hind Swaraj" and is frequently interviewed in national and international press. He is known for his lucid, fresh insightful and unorthodox interpretation of Mahatma Gandhi's thought and practice. He is keen student of Indian classical music and is widely respected as a writer, columnist, commentator, and public speaker.
Free and Open to the Public.
Vora: Hope in Cynical Times: The Practice of Nonviolence
And Annual Fundraising Dinner for Non-violent Peaceforce
Monday, 5:30-8:45 PM
Venue: Café Flora (2901 E. Madison St., Seattle)
Enjoy a wonderful vegetarian buffet; pick up unique gift items from the silent auction and meet other Peaceforce supporters.
Space is limited. Reservations are $50.
To register go to www.cafeflora.com (click on Fundraising Events)
or call Shannon at (425) 485-0145.
For more information about the Nonviolent Peaceforce see
Oct 21-April 16, 2005
Sikh Community: Over 100 years in the Pacific Northwest
Venue: Wing Luke Museum
This exhibition features historic and educational materials, artifacts,
photographs, oral history collections and multimedia of the Sikh
community in the Pacific Northwest. Tasveer will be co-sponsoring film
events about Sikhs while the exhibition is up.
For more details visit: http://www.wingluke.org/special.html
Call for Submissions to the South Asian Women Film Focus
Tasveer, an independent film organization in Seattle, seeks short
films, experimental films, documentaries, and narratives of any length
for submission for “South Asian Women Film Focus”.
The event will take place in Seattle in March 2006 on the occasion of International Women’s Month. Filmmakers must be women of South Asian descent; film themes must have primary focus on issues pertaining to South Asian women (living anywhere in the world).
“South Asia” includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. If you would like to submit your film, please include the following info along with a vhs/dvd ntsc preview copy: title of film, brief synopsis, length of film, production year, country, previous screenings, filmmaker bio, and contact information and send to our mailing address: Tasveer 1122 East Pike Street, Box Number #960, Seattle, WA 98122. Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2006. If you have any questions, email info at tasveer.org.
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