UCSC tsunami-related events, including relief activities
'Bay Area Unites' Benefit:
Trustees from the UCSC Foundation, including Vice President Anu Luther, Talat and Kamil Hasan, and
Kiran Malhotra, were involved in planning a major tsunami relief
event, Bay Area Unites, that
featured acclaimed author Deepak Chopra, Grammy-nominated Lisa Loeb, and a taped appearance from former President Bill Clinton. The event, cosponsored by UCSC, took place February 20 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose and raised more than $1.5 million for relief efforts.
On February 12, a benefit for the tsunami relief effort in Indonesia took place in UCSC's Second Stage venue. [Currents Online article]
Cowell is hosting a "World's Dinner College Night" on March
4 that will have a tie-in to tsunami relief efforts. Cowell Senate has
endorsed an SUA appeal from CalPIRG for a "Skip-A-Meal" effort
that will benefit tsunami relief.
Stevenson just hosted its Tsunami Relief College Night and raised $310;
Tsunami Aid display case at the college includes websites that people
can go to in order to contribute money.
Colleges Nine & Ten
A donation box collected approximately $100 at a recent College Night;
continuing to accept donations in the Activities Office.
During the week of January 24, the Kresge Multicultural Education Committee
and the Kresge Cares Organization staffed tables at Kresge to collect
donations for the American Red Cross; during same week, organizations
conducted a bake goods drive benefiting the Red Cross; a "community
assistant" is organizing a concert for March 11 with proceeds going
to the Red Cross.
A candlelight vigil took place on January 14.
Organizing a semi-formal dance called "Winter's Hottest Night"
on Friday, Feb. 11, at the College Eight Dining Hall. $3/person, with
all proceeds going to Tsunami relief.
Oakes "Reslife" hosted a dance/fundraiser on Jan. 21; more than
$700 was raised.
One-Month Anniversary Event:
The Chancellor's Office and Division of Student Affairs invited all
members of the campus community to take part in a memorial
on January 26the one-month anniversary of the devastating tsunami
that struck South Asia. See slide show (.mov
file) of event.