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In this newsletter, read about:

  1. Seriously, Can't Wait to See Kal Penn
  2. Last Chance to Partner with us for the Gala
  3. Community Stories Workshop Begins
  4. Missed the Open Mic Night? Catch it Here
  5. TasveerTV Pick of the Week
  6. Essay Competition for Students
  7. Sharing Tasveer Memories

Seriously, Can't Wait to See Kal Penn!

"Stereotypical representation is dehumanizing when it removes the full breadth of what it means to be a living, breathing, multidimensional person with traits that are independent of identity," Kal Penn, You Can't Be Serious.

We seriously can't wait to have Kal Penn talk about his wonderfully hilarious and insightful book at the Tasveer 5th Annual Gala. We hope you can join us with your friends and family to show your support for Tasveer's work.

Premium tickets to the gala come with a free signed copy of Kal Penn's book, 'You Can't be Serious'. The gala will also offer opportunities to win exciting prizes:

  • Treasure Chest will be randomly drawn for a winner of 2 tickets to the Seattle Sounders (local soccer team) or a package of beautiful jewelry & accessories.
  • The Last Virtual Hero winner will win 2 tickets by Alaska Airlines!

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WHEN: March 19th, 2022, 6 pm

WHERE: Online

WHO: Everyone who wishes to support Tasveer

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Here at Tasveer, our March 12th Tasveer Gala sponsorship deadline is just around the corner and we are inviting you to be a part of this impactful evening. Will you join us as a sponsor? 

Hundreds of audience members will join our virtual event from around the country to celebrate Tasveer’s 20th Anniversary, hear keynotes from legendary filmmaker Mira Nair and actor/author Kal Penn, and support our cause.

Funds raised from the gala go toward supporting our 2022 programs which will include Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Author Speaks conversations with prominent writers, Community Voices storytelling, Open Mic Nights for South Asian artists, Tasveer Film Fund, youth programs, and much more! These programs will benefit ~10,000 audience members and hundreds of South Asian artists through the year, and we hope you will join with us! 

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Community Stories : Frames of Mind Workshop Begins!

Speak your story to nurture your heart and empower your mind.

Community Stories 2022 is a combination of our programs: Yoni Ki Baat and Community Speaks. In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re expanding our initiative to include all members of our community to speak up and share their stories about mental health and the importance of its awareness in society.

We started the workshop on Sunday, February 27th, with 7 participants from diverse backgrounds. The participants met to get to know each other and the facilitator and participated in activities to build a comfortable and safe space for the workshop.

If you missed the deadline and would still like to participate, please write to rita@tasveer.org.

Date of Event: May 6th - 8th

Missed the Second Open Mic Night? Catch it Here...

Tasveer Open Mic Night, February 24th

The second Open Mic Night brought together many talented poets with powerful poetry and prose! We are proud to create an inclusive space for South Asian community of artists at Open Mic Night. Please do join us and share your creative work and support other artists from the community. Open Mic Night takes place virtually every 4th Saturday of the month. The next Open Mic is on March 24th. It is free for all to attend!

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TasveerTV pick of the week

The Learning Alliance

The Learning Alliance is the winner of several awards including awards for best short documentary in film festivals around the world!

"Three brothers who are changing their future by studying and at the same time selling garbage in Lahore, Pakistan. The Learning Alliance is a portrait of children with dreams and their struggle towards achieving it."

Watch the instagram interview of filmmaker Umar Saeed here. Umar tells a heart warming story of the three brothers and shooting with them on a $100 budget in 50 degrees Celsius weather!

Subscribe to TasveerTV to watch The Learning Alliance.

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Tasveer is excited to sponsor the essay competition by Hindus for Human Rights. Dalit Solidarity Forum in the USA, Hindus for Human Rights, and Indian American Muslim Council present the second annual Essay and Art Contest on Civil and Human Rights. The theme for this year’s contest is: Intersections Between Caste Discrimination and Anti-Black Racism.

South Asian American students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate and reflect on the intersections between caste discrimination and anti-Black racism.

Deadline: 12 pm EST on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Prize: $1,000 for winners, $500 and $250 for runner-ups


Celebrate Asia

The 14th annual Celebrate Asia shines a spotlight on two intriguing new works. First, Tan Dun’s Trombone Concerto receives its U.S. premiere in the hands of Seattle Symphony Principal Trombone Ko-ichiro Yamamoto. Then, witness the world premiere of Composer in Residence Reena Esmail’s Violin Concerto — a work about the elements being rendered out of balance by humanity’s influence on the planet. Violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath gives the first performance of this thought-provoking work written especially for and with her.

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