Thursday, October 20, 2005

New York City Benefit Show on Oct. 21 2005

SAWCC Earthquake Relief Fundraiser
Performances & Silent Art Auction
Friday, October 21, 7pm
Asian American Writers Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th floor
(btw. 5th & 6th aves, NYC)

Please join the South Asian Women's Creative Collective (SAWCC) to help raise funds for earthquake victims in South Asia. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Edhi Foundation and to community members giving direct aid at the grassroots level. Please bring in-kind donations of painkillers, blankets, and warm clothing. Home-made food will be served.

For more information on in-kind donations:

Musical Guest: Falu - "Hidden Gem" hot pick in Pop Montreal Festival, September 2005

Performances by: Alka Bhargava, Edward Garcia, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Tahani Salah, Suneet Sethi, Saba Waheed, Kron Vollmer

Visual Art for auction donated by: Jaishri Abichandani, Amanda Cartagena, Chitra Ganesh, Swati Khurana, Maxwell Fine Arts, Saeed Rahman, Chamindika Wanduragala

Directions to Asian American Writers' Workshop
N, R, Q, W, F, B, D, V, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 34th Street; 4, 5, 6 trains to 33rd Street

(From Saurav Sarkar.)
2 Comments Post a Comment
Anonymous camahmood said :
The earthquake on October 8, 2005 devastated the Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Manshehra regions in Pakistan. The latest figures – 40,000 dead, 65,000 injured and 3 million homeless are distressing. These are testing times for the people of Pakistan as well as for the Government.
The magnitude of this disaster is so vast that the Government alone cannot provide relief to the people affected by this earthquake. The response of the people of Pakistan to help the government in its relief efforts has been overwhelming in the shape of donations, relief goods and volunteers working in the hospitals and the earthquake hit areas. The injured are being ferried from remote areas to the hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad through helicopters every day. Estimated inflow of injured is 200 to 300 people every day. The relatives of these injured patients follow them to the twin-cities by road and pursue a long and painful search for their loved ones. Devastated with heavy losses of human lives and homes, these poor people often travel on foot from one hospital to another looking for their injured loved ones.
Sensing this distressful situation, the students of International Islamic University volunteered and collected data from various hospitals. Most of this data was in raw form and handwritten. Some of the hospitals simply denied providing the data. The students converted whatever was made available to them through their private efforts into a searchable archive. The technical expertise & Hardware is provided by NESCOM foundation and the hosting is provided by Future Connect Pvt. Limited Together we have managed to put all this data on this web page in a searchable archive. The sole purpose of all this effort is to locate the victims for their loved ones. We are also looking for volunteers who can provide us the data from other Cities of Pakistan. May ALLAH ALLMIGHTY accept this humble effort.

October 21, 2005 2:19 am  
Anonymous Kathryn Cramer said :

I have a lot of readers in New York City, so I blogged this, hoping to help with turnout.

October 21, 2005 11:57 am