May 02, 2002
Nationwide movement finds a home at CSUS
Throughout the nation, performances
to benefit Afghan women and children are being held the weekend
of May 11.
At California State University, Sacramento a series of music
and art events are planned for Saturday, May 11. A Friday
night concert will also take place at Sacramento City College.
The events are called "Lifting the Veil" and state
senator Deborah Ortiz will serve as honorary chair.
Lifting the Veil was organized in collaboration with Curvd
Aire, a brass quintet composed of CSUS alumni; the Afghan
Women's Mission; and the Revolutionary Association of the
Women of Afghanistan - and all will be beneficiaries of proceeds
from the events.
The mission of Lifting the Veil is to educate people about
human rights violations - particularly against women - in
Afghanistan and in the Middle East and to assist in bringing
educational programs to the people in war-torn Afghanistan.
At CSUS on Saturday, May 11 from 1 - 10 p.m. a series of events
will feature family activities; the CSUS Symphony's Meet the
Music concert for children of all ages; dance performances
by Pamela Trokanski and Linda Goodrich's troupes; belly dancing
demonstrations; women composers and their music; performances
by dozens of area artists; as well as classical, chamber,
Celtic, Tibetan and folk concerts with performances by California
Brass, the CSUS Horn Ensemble, Capital Cello Quartet and others.
Also, at 7 p.m., Friday, May 10, a rock concert featuring
the Toadmortons, Funkengruven and others is at the Sacramento
City College Theatre.
Tickets are $15 for all events or $5 - 10 for each day's events.
Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
For more information about the events call (916) 921-9561.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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