Bindlestiff Studios Hosts Hands Across the Sea – Typhoon Haiyan Benefit

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BINDLESTIFF STUDIO PRESENTS

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA – A BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF FAMILIES AFFECTED BY TYPHOON HAIYAN/YOLANDA IN THE CENTRAL PHILIPPINES

November 21, 2013  –  Bindlestiff Studio presents “Hands Across the Sea – a benefit in support of families affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Central Philippines.”

Like many around the globe, the images of the devastation and suffering wrought by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda have deeply touched the artists, volunteer staff, and board of Bindlestiff Studio. As part of the SoMa-Pilipino community, the news hit especially close to home. We extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this calamity, and we extend a heartfelt helping hand from San Francisco to Leyte.

Performers for the benefit include local Pilipino-American musical acts:

Golda and the Guns
The Savages
Bankrupt District
Power Struggle
+ Special Guests

An Artist Auction by The Method Makers
+ Food

For more information and updates visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/494308737333933/

Address:

185 6th Street @ Howard

San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors Open - 7:30pm
Show - 8pm
$12-20 sliding scale

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:

http://bindletyphoon.bpt.me/

Can’t attend, but would like to donate? Sponsored Tickets are available. Simply purchase Sponsored Tickets online, which will be distributed as complimentary tickets to community members with all proceeds going to the families affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda through NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns).

NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality. At present, NAFCON members encompass over 23 cities in the United States.

In the wake of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, which caused nearly 800 deaths, NAFCON delivered roughly 700 boxes of food and emergency supplies to some of the hardest hit areas.

“Every year, NAFCON stays alert and ready to respond, knowing that calamities frequently threaten the livelihood of our kababayans (countrymen). The alliance knows overseas community support is important to relief efforts due to the Philippine government’s consistent inability to effectively assist victims and its culpability in contributing to the environmental injustices plaguing our country,” said Terrence Valen, NAFCON President.

About Bindlestiff Studio:

Originally opened in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio became the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Bindlestiff Studio provides the often under-served Filipino American community access to diverse offerings in theatrical productions, music and film festivals, workshops in directing, production, acting, stand-up comedy, and writing, as well as a children and youth theater program.

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