Time: March 28, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Central Congregational Church
Street: 28 Seaverns Avenue (one block from Green Street station)
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://campaign.constantconta…
Event Type: cultural, fundraiser
Organized By: Project 10 East Inc. & MASALA
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2009
Join Project 10 East Inc. and MASALA for Tihar, a festival of South Asian culture and cuisine, to benefit the Blue Diamond Society, the only organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex citizens in Nepal. Tihar will take place on Saturday, March 28, from 1-4 pm at the Central Congregational Church at 85 Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain, one block from the Green Street MBTA station.
Tihar is free to attend and open to all ages, with a focus on addressing GLBT and allied young people. The program will include a traditional Nepalese dance by Aditi Sapkota and Sunita Bhandary, a spoken word performance by Starr Chung of Between Us Bois, and a performance by Mesma, a celebrated master of traditional and contemporary Indian dance. A reception will follow the program, with South Asian music and traditional foods.
The Blue Diamond Society works to defend the human rights of GLBT Nepalese and provides counseling and health services, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Thanks in part to their tireless efforts, Nepal is now the only country in South Asia to allow same-sex marriage and to recognize a third gender.
All proceeds from Tihar benefit the Blue Diamond Society and their ambitious plan to launch Nepal's first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex student forum.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.