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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.


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public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.   

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