Orphan Bracelet Campaign

An African People’s History Month Event

  • Date: February 17th and 18th 2010
  • Location: Library – Studio 2,  room 2134

The documentary film “Angels in the Dust” was showed and discussion follows.  Bracelets was available (1 for $15 or 2 for $25)

Over 75% of the proceeds of the Orphan Bracelet Campaign go towards helping mother’s and children in South Africa whose lives have been severely impacted by HIV/AIDS.  And 25% will go to Haiti’s Earthquake Survivor.

The film was moving, touching and very informative.  We had 25 people showed up on the first day to watch the film and 18 on the 2nd day.

Update: The event raised over $1000.

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Fresno State Salsa Club

Salsa anyone?  The FSSC or Fresno State Salsa club is alive and thriving.

The group meets on Friday nights at the Peters building on Fresno State’s campus downstairs in classrooms 11, 12, and 13. There are three different classes taught (Beginning salsa, intermediate salsa, and variety dance). Classes are from 7pm-8pm, and dancing afterward until 10 pm.

There is a five dollar cover charge to help pay for the instructors.

International Coffee Hour: Afghanistan

When:  December 08, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Library Studio2
Presenter:  Dr. Ganesan Srinivasan

International Coffee Hour: India

When:  October 20, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  USU
Presenter:  Tryphena Persis

International Coffee Hour: Saudi Arabia

When:  December 01, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Library Studio2
Presenter:  Ali Shwaiheen

International Coffee Hour: Nepal

When:  November 17, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Library Studio2
Presenter:  Amish Bikram Karanjit

Cerro Negro Concert

Cerro Negro Concert

I attended this exciting concert held at the Fresno Unitarian Church on Saturday, November 28th.  Cerro Negro is a local Flamenco Jazz Fusion band composed of John Martin III on percussion and vocals, Dusty Brough on guitar and rhythm guitarist Frank Giardano.  The audience heard a variety of tango, flamenco and jazz, that brought some of the audience to their feet to dance! 

Cerro Negro is also incorporating music from Turkey, the Carribean, and the Balkans.  They are also hosting a radio show on Mediterranean music on KFSR every Saturday morning at 6 am, which is rebroadcasted Sunday evenings at 8 pm.  To find out more information about the group, to to: http://www.cerronegro.net/

If you are interested in learning how to tango or salsa, check out Studio 65.  In addition, to learn more about the culture of flamenco, considering joining Fresno Flamenco.  As you can see the arts of Spain and Latin America are alive in Fresno!