Contribute to relief and reconstruction efforts while celebrating the rich cultures of the region!
Join us for an amazing evening highlighted by accomplished South and Southeast Asian musicians and dancers!
Where: Ackerman Union's Grand Ballroom
When: Wednesday, February 9th, 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m., please arrive early to make donations and to ensure you will get a seat)
Headlining this benefit event will be the talented Dr. Sinduri Jayasinghe, a world renowned classical Indian dancer and artist. Other featured talents are the internationally acclaimed Wat Thai dancers, the Buratwangi Indonesian dance troupe led by Nancy Allard, and an ensemble of distinguished Indonesian performers such as I. Nyoman Cerita, Sri Susilowati, and R. Diyah Larasati. The award winning UCLA Raas Team and the Hindi Film/Nashaa Dance Team will also be among the notable talents in the show.
Please click here to learn more about the featured talents of this benefit event: http://www.isop.ucla.edu/cseas/article.asp?parentid=20238
Advance donations for tickets is recommended and will be available through February 8th, at the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Bunche 11387 if you are on the UCLA campus.
Attendees are asked to donate what they can to support relief and reconstruction efforts in
Ready to donate?
Please make your checks payable to:
ASIAN TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND
Donations to this fund are not tax deductible. This is because they will go directly to organizations based in the region rather than
Parking available for $7 at UCLA, Lot 6 is is closest to Ackerman Union. For more information: http://www.ucla.edu/map/campusmap_sep2004.pdf
For more information contact our program coordinator for this event Asiroh Cham. She can be reached at email@example.com or (310) 206-9163.
This event is being organized by a coalition of student groups (led by Motus Sodalis) and alumni groups while also supported by the UCLA International Institute, the Asia Institute, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Additional Information About NGO's
WALHI-The Indonesian Forum for Environment/Friends of the Earth
The Indonesian Forum for Environment (WALHI - Friends of the Earth Indonesia) is the largest forum of non-government and community-based organisations in
WALHI is working on emergency relief and community empowerment in Aceh and
For more information: http://www.eng.walhi.or.id/
The Coalition Network for Andaman Coastal Community Support (
The Federation (which is part of the Assembly of the Poor and Via Campesina) and 30 civil groups, NGOs and academicians in the south, north, west, northeast and central regions of
The immediate needs are to construct temporary houses, repair boats and buy fishing gear to help the fisherfolk recover their source of livelihood.
Sarvodaya which is one of the leading voluntary, non-governmental development organization in
Sarvodaya has many years of experience responding to natural disasters like floods, droughts and landslides as well as man made disasters. Sarvodaya has the infrastructure to deal with disasters of this nature although nothing of this magnitude has been seen in
For more information: http://www.sarvodaya.org
South Indian Federation of Fisherman Societies (SIFFS)
South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working in the marine fisheries sector. SIFFS is the apex body of organisations of small-scale artisanal fish workers. It has a three-tier organisational structure.
SIFFS is actively participating in the relief and rehabilitation activities mainly in Nagapattinam and Kanyakumari districts of Tamil Nadu. SIFFS is focusing on these two districts for two reasons: first, these are the districts that have been affected the worst. Secondly, these are the districts where SIFFS has its presence through primary fishermen societies.
While data is still coming in, preliminary estimates indicate that the loss of life in Kanyakumari is estimated to be around 1500. The loss of houses is around 7800. The losses of fishing equipment is difficult to estimate and is likely to be over 10,000 boats, 1000-1500 motors and 30,000 nets. There are close to 100,000 people in about 75 camps. The SIFFS operations subsequent to the Tsunami targedy include three stages relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The relief stage includes setting up and maintaining relief camps, and ensuring food, drinking water, sanitation, clothes, other essential items, fuel for cooking, vehicles, and medical aid.
For more information: http://www.siffs.org/
Cost: Suggested donation: $20; $10 for students from any institution.
Doors open at 6:30 PM