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Thank you for claiming a ticket to Tasveer's 5th Annual Gala & 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Now that you have your ticket, read on for what to expect, and how to make the most of this impactful, star-studded, and fun-filled evening!


What: 5th Tasveer Gala - Art to Empowerment: 20 Years Of Service

When: March 19, 2022

Where: Virtual

Why: Join hands with Tasveer as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and 20 years of elevating South Asian voices and increasing representation. Community support is paramount in this work, and you won't find a more glamorous or festive way to support a community of South Asian artists and advocates who are doing this work every day.

Keynote Speaker: We are honored to welcome Kal Penn as our keynote speaker, introduced by the legendary Mira Nair! Sonal Aggarwal is our emcee. Kal and Sonal will be live and Mira will be on a prerecorded video.


The more the merrier — Invite your friends and family to join you by forwarding along this email!

Kal Penn says: "Hey everyone. It's Kal Penn, please join me on March 19th at the 5th virtual Tasveer Gala to celebrate 20 years of their service to the South Asian community, through films, art, and storytelling. It's especially nice to partner with an organization like this, that supports multi-dimensional representation of South Asian artists within the South Asian diaspora."

So I will see you there."

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Program of Events + How to Join

Pre-Gala Happy Hour: 5:30 PM PST

  • Please join us at this Zoom link for happy hour! You will have a chance to chat with your friends in a breakout room, show off your glamorous outfit, and share in virtual drinks, snacks, or games with your group.
  • Table Captains will each have their own breakout rooms, or you can join the Tasveer Founders room to mingle

Gala Show: 6:00 PM PST

  • Link: All ticket holders will receive a reminder email with your personal link from Paybee to join on Saturday, March 19th.

  • Welcome
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Tasveer
  • Keynote by Kal Penn, introduced by Mira Nair
  • Fund a Need
  • Raffle Drawing
  • Last Virtual Hero
  • Stand Up Comedy with emcee Sonal Aggarwal

Gala End: 7:00 PM PST

Questions about the event or how to join? Check out our Tasveer Gala FAQs for Ticket Holders

Speaker Spotlight - Kal Penn

Premium Ticket Holders

If you purchased a Premium ticket ($100 Early Bird/ $125 Regular/ Full Table), you will be sent a signed copy of Kal Penn's book You Can't Be Serious.

Books will be mailed shortly after the gala, to the address you listed when you purchased your ticket. Only eligible to ship within the US.

Treasure Chest Tickets for $5 to $25

Grab Treasure Chest tickets now for $5-25 for a chance to win these amazing prizes!

Winners will be announced at the 5th Annual Tasveer Gala on March 19th at 6 PM PST.

Special thanks to Ranjini Rajan, Archana Verma, Uzma Khan, Julie & Tehmosp Khan, Vishakha Sohal

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Last Virtual Hero

During the Gala event we will play a live game called the Last Virtual Hero.

This fun game has one simple rule - the last person to make a donation wins!

Just remember - each time you pledge a gift, you are committing to making that donation.


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