Asian American Arts Tsunami Relief Fundraiser in San Francisco
APA Artists unite to raise funds for tsunami relief. Come out for a night of music and words and join our efforts to raise funds for tsunami relief.
THURS, FEB 3, 7PM
Venue: Locus Arts @ Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th St. @ Bryant, San Francisco, California.
Proceeds benefit tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Co-presented by Locus, EKTA, Galeria De La Raza, Dhamaal, Kearny Street Workshop, Bindlestiff Studio, Asian American Theater Company, manja.org, Asian Improv aRts, Asia Society Northern California, and NAATA.
University of California at Berkeley
Tuesday February 2 - Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday February 3 - Tsunami Reflections
Thursday February 4 - Charity Dinner
Friday February 5 - Benefit Concert
Finally, after days of gruelling meetings and negotiations, we can confirm all details for Divine Light, Jakarta’s Massive Vigil:
Light a Flame for Aceh
From 6 PM, Sunday January 30th at Plaza Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia
Admission is free for people of all ages, denominations and walks of life. Everyone is invited to donate by lighting a flame for Aceh, drinking a cup of refreshing tea, coffee or eating food for a reasonable donation. Certificates will be provided to all those who contribute by lighting a flame for Aceh. Donations will be monitored, collected and audited by the Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) http://antikorupsi.org
The money will then be distributed to the Indonesian Children’s Welfare Foundation – Yayasan Kesejahteraan Anak (YKAI) and the Indonesian Society of Pediatricians – Ikatan Doktor Anak (IDAI).
The threefold purpose of the event is to raise funds to aid the children of Aceh. To sustain and maintain awareness and to express deep concern making a non-denominational spiritual donation.
Activities will include lighting thousands of torches and candles for Aceh, traditional tea drinking, aroma therapy, yoga and meditation. Indonesian and international sound and visual artists will be anonymously creating a background atmosphere to enhance the event. Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens will light a flame, as will many other well known artists, celebrities and VIPs, providing great photo opportunities for the media.
Organisers are Jakarta based. Executive Director, James De Rave is in direct contact with doctors in Aceh who are constantly updating as to most vital medicines and other supplies. Significant funds have already been raised and many large shipments have been delivered to Aceh personally by Mr De Rave as part of SAHABAT ANAK ACEH – Friends of Children of Aceh.
Jakarta will be the culmination of The World Wide Ambient Vigil for Aceh, an initiative conceived in Jakarta and which began in Tokyo, Japan on January 22nd spreading across the planet to cities including Taipei, Taiwan, Bali, Indonesia, London UK, San Francisco, California, Sydney, Australia and Shanghai, China.
English enquiries sms 0813 1528 0205 Bahasa Indonesia sms 0811 16 12 92
For Press Release, CLICK HERE.
A REAL homemade-lantern-candle will be lit alongside your message as part of a 1,000 foot recreation of the outline of the Tsunami affected Indian Ocean Region (this is free, we're footing the bill for the real candles).
But we NEED your thoughts, words, reflections on the one month anniversary since the Tsunami Tragedy.
The Global Vigil will be held at Ocean Beach (between Lincoln Way and Fulton by the Windmill), San Francisco.
Everyone is invited to help 'rebuild' the Indian Ocean Tsunami hit areas from Noon until just before sunset.
From circa 4:30 pm we'll begin lighting the 3,000 candles in time for the 5:23 pm local time sunset. The Candlelight Global Vigil will last from sunset until dusk, Wednesday, January 26th, 2005.
YOUR message is the 'Global', our Beachside candles make the 'Vigil'.
Together we have a Global Vigil for the Global Village.
PLEASE forward this url far and wide, we need 3,000 virtual candles lit and messages shared before Wednesday!
Wednesday January 26, 2005 Vigils:
TORONTO: Candlelight Vigil at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Sherbourne/Wellesley) from 7 PM to 9 PM, CLICK HERE for details.
8 DAYS ACROSS THE PLANET: Worldwide Ambient Vigil for Aceh NOW in progress.
For english info Click HERE. For Japanese info, and Chinese language details.
NetSEVA: The Tsunami Disaster Memorial Day, Click Here for local/regional information.
Lawrence, Kansas: Jan. 26: Candlelight vigil commemorating month anniversary of tsunami, 8:30 p.m., Memorial Campanile, University of Kansas. Click here for details.
Worcester, Massachusettes: Tsunami Candlelight Vigil - Clark University, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street, Tilton Hall/Wetzel Terrace from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, CLICK HERE for details.
Austin, Texas: Jan. 26: Tsunami Response Candlelight Vigil - Grotto (rain location: Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel) St. Edward's University, 3001 South Congress Avenue. Click here for details.
Denver, Colorado: Tsunami "time for community observance" at University of Denver. 9:00 PM start time, Evans Chapel, CLICK HERE for map. "Everyone is invited to come, If you pray or don't pray, it doesn't matter. We are providing a forum for people to reflect together. There is strength in numbers." -- Caitlin Hutchins)
Logan, Utah: Jan. 26: community-wide memorial gathering - 6:15 pm start time, International/Sunburst Lounge of the Taggart Student Center (TSC), Utah State University. Click here for more.
Skokie, Illinois: Candlelight Vigil at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, in the Niles North Plaza (9800 N. Lawler, Skokie - North of Chicagoland), CLICK HERE for more.
City of Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia: Wednesday 26 January at 10 am - Community vigil in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens.
The vigil will be an occasion for all residents to pause and reflect on the tsunami and the way forward for the devastated communities. Click here for full info.
Thursday January 27, 2005 Vigils:
Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada: Prayer vigil for Tsunami Disaster from 7 PM to 9 PM, to be held in the old Pharmasave Location at the Melfort Mall.
Read a few words from Sri Lanka here, or simply 'listen'.
Thanks everyone for holding your own local vigils.
'Vigil of One' photos: Flagstaff Arizona, Berkeley, New York, London, and at U.N. Plaza in San Francisco .
Vigil reports from Toronto, Vancouver (1), Vancouver (2), Berlin, San Francisco and Santa Barbara California, Hong Kong. For photos click here.
Three weeks after killer waves devastated communities across the region, Australians will pause to mark the tragedy with a national day of mourning and reflection.
Prime Minister John Howard has asked Australians to observe a minute's silence at 10.59 am Queensland time, the moment the earthquake struck, sending a wall of killer waves across the region.
Millions of people across Australia are expected to turn out for church services, candlelight vigils and beachside memorials. Click here or here to learn more.
Vigils held on Wednesday, January 12, 2005:
Will be observed as a Day of Mourning and Support for the victims of the disaster
at Penn State University: Tsunami Relief Vigil Service will be held on campus on the steps of Old Main at 12:15 p.m.
(In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in HUB Alumni Hall).
Liverpool, England - Liverpool Town Hall 5.30-6.30pm, details click here.
Dublin, Ireland - Cultivate, SS Michael and Johns, 15 - 10 Essex Street West, Old City Temple Bar, Friday 14th Jan 8.30 - 10 pm
Press Release : download or read it online. French language Press Release en francais ici, (Thanks ACLA).
Download your January 26 global vigil flyers here, use blank space for your local global vigil information.
For toronto flyers, download here(PDF).
Sunday and Monday marked the two week anniversary of the Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in south Asia.
Candlelight vigils were held yesterday. Others will be held today in places worldwide.
Scroll down to view the latest candlelight Global Vigil locations.
Please attend one closest to you. Help spread the word any way you can, emails, blogs, word of mouth...
If no candlelight vigil is listed near you, consider holding your own vigil.
It's simple: decide a time (preferably as the sun sets), decide a place, confirm a few friends or as many as you can, bring extra candles and lighters with you, hopefully some signs so strangers may easily find one another and become new friends.
Please CLICK HERE and share your new global vigil location and information.
Can't do? Light a candle at sunset, place it in your window, take a moment of reflection for yourself. :-)
Simple as that.
The www.Global Vigil Blog.TYO.ca is now live.
Global Vigil related blogs: ZDF Germany - tsunami-blog.zdf.de , blog.photoblogs.org, tsunamihelp.blogspot.com, flikr.
The Earthquake and Tsunami hit The World on
Sunday December 26th, Boxing Day 2K4.
Little was then known about what happened that day.
We did not mourn immediately.
One week later it was New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Celebrations proceeded confusingly mixed with moments of silence.
We did not mourn nor reflect respectfully.
We need to pause.
We need to reflect, grieve, ponder, heal.
We need to connect and reconnect.
With our neighbours next door and neighbours next border.
Because The World needs to catch its breadth.
I need to catch my breadth.
I'm a Toronto based Canadian artist who is away from home.
The Global Vigil is the only way I knew to help others heal,
All your emails and more have already helped me.
I hope the Vigil you attend is healing for you as well.
A dear artist friend of mine, who is of Swiss-Canadian origin, spoke of it this way:
"This Global Vigil isn't about death tolls, and the mainstream's
fascination with which country's giving the most money etc."
about taking some time to stop and think, reflect and connect - break from
the media madness and have your own thoughts and your own real feelings.
Hopefully that makes a bit of sense."