Check out an upcoming performance by the Cambodia's Khmer Arts Ensemble.
The Lives of Giants
Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, director & choreographer
Sun, Oct 2, 3 pm
Ages 16 and under are Half-Price!
Since 2002, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro has toured the world with her Khmer Arts Ensemble, a company of 36 dancers, instrumentalists, and singers who have dramatically expanded the repertory of Cambodian dance. The Lives of Giants—a visually stunning and modern adaptation of a tale taken from the Cambodian version of the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic—features elaborate, traditional style Cambodian costumes, dance, and music.
Special Offer for the Bay Area Cambodian community:
When you purchase one adult ticket at full price to see Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble on Sun, Oct 3, at 3 pm, we’ll give you the 2nd ticket for free! This offer is only good through the Cal Performances ticket office and is NOT available for online purchases.
Charge By Phone or In-Person Ordering :
Call the Cal Performances Ticket Office Tue-Fri, 12-5:30 pm or Sat-Sun, 1-5 pm at 510.642.9988 and ask for the Friends of the Cambodian Community Special Offer.
Tickets are subject to availability; the discount must be requested at the time of purchase, does not apply towards purchases already made, and may not be combined with other discounts. All ticket sales are final.
A new book has been released about "the trauma caused to the Cambodian population by the Khmer Rouge, even today."
Please read the full announcement at the VOA website.
This is a book worth looking into. Very relevant to our community... many issues that we know deeply and personally.
While this is more focused on Cambodia, we know that it's relevant in Cambodian-American life. If anyone ends up reading the book, we would love to hear your thoughts and reactions.
Check out a blog post about the Devata Giving Circle by Sreyneath Poole.
Sreyneath's blog Inspiring Cambodian Women was "set up in the hope of inspiring the world, especially Cambodian women, to stand up and make their voice be heard; to be active in their community or in the world. Even if tradition plays a huge obstacle, women can look up to women role models and be inspired to overcome the obstacles that they will face." Sreyneath has profiled Devata Circle members in the past.
Sreyneath was born and raised in Cambodia. She moved to NY in 2005 and is currently a Johnston student at the University of Redlands.
We enjoy Sreyneath's blog, and are honored to be included in it. We hope we continue to collaborate together!
Supporters of the Devata Giving Cirlce should check out a unique fundraiser organized by Banteay Srei, an Oakland nonprofit dedicated to helping young Southeast Asian women empower themselves and their communities.
Bantreay Srei is the recipient of Devata Giving Circle's first grant and we invite you to attend their event for a chance to learn more about their inspiring work!
The fundraiser event will give you a taste of one of Banteay Srei's signature programs, SAUCE - (Southeast Asian Unity Through Cultural Exploration). The event will be a cooking workshop and lunch hosted by young Southeast Asian women. You will get to learn how to make delicious PAPAYA SALAD, SPRING ROLLS, and SODA CHANH (Vietnamese Lemonade Soda).
Share the SAUCE: Banteay Srei Cooking Workshop & Lunch for Community Members
Saturday, October 8th at 12-2pm
Location: Private space in Oakland (exact address will be provided after RSVP)
Suggested Donation: $25-50/person, though we won't complain if you give us more
RSVP on our Facebook event page, or to Nhuanh: email@example.com
*Upon RSVP, please let us know if you have food restrictions/preferences (i.e. vegetarian, vegan)
Please come out and support us to secure funds for programming for this program year. We will also have amazingly beautiful Banteay Srei merchandise for sale - organic cotton aprons, hoodies, and photo cards. If you can't make it but would like to make a donation, you can do so by visiting: www.banteaysrei.org
We hope to see you there!
- Banteay Srei Staff & Board
AAPIP will bring together giving circle leaders, board members and regional leadership for an opening plenary with Eugene Cho, ED & Founder of One Day’s Wages and Kent Wong, Director of UCLA Labor Center. The theme of the convening is Philanthropy and The Economy: Prioritizing Communities, Not Sacrificing Democracy.
We're looking forward to meeting other Giving Circles and sharing our amazing experiences.
For more information about AAPIP Giving Circle Convening, visit their news blog here.
Our hearts go out to the victims and families of recent shootings in Oakland, many of whom were Cambodian and included children. Our allies at the Cambodian Community Development, Inc (CCDI) whose office is located in Oakland, have been devastated by the recent acts of violence. CCDI is grassroots, volunteer-based organization that has provided programs and resources to address the needs of the Cambodian community here in the Bay Area. We hope for the safety of the Cambodian community in Oakland and for the continued work by CCDI. To help support CCDI or to learn more, visit CCDI's website here.
You can read more at the following articles:
Oakland Tribune Article, Overnight Shooting Injures 4 Adults, 2 Children
East Bay News Article, Children Shot in String of Overnight Shootings
Mercury News Article here about residents' outrage of summer killings, Exhausted by Summer Killings
Devata Giving Circle
Devata Giving Circle is made up of committed and empowered Cambodian-American women. This blog features announcements, stories, and our own musings.