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Divine Strings: A benefit concert for Bhopal
Posted May 4th, 2011 - 5:22 am by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)
Dear MA couch-surfers,
Here is a chance to show you care for people whose human rights have been violated and have seen injustice for over 26 years.

I volunteer with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB), a non-profit organization helping the victims of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy which happened in India in 1984. To date, the disaster has claimed more than 26,000 lives and continues to claim more lives...

We are organizing a fabulous benefit concert on May 7th,2011, Saturday.

Divine Strings: A benefit concert for Bhopal

The concert features Aishu Venktaraman, a brilliant musician and a gifted student who has acquired a passion for the violin that transcends boundaries from the western hemisphere all the way to the far east. Aishu is the youngest graduate from the Berklee College of Music. Blending technique with melody Aishu keeps sharing with the world her talent, her poise and grace far beyond her years. The concert will also feature percussionist Vinod Venkataraman and also several professors from the Berklee school of Jazz such as Marc Rossi, Bill Urmson and Bob Tamagni.
Entertainment studios, Hollywood created a documentary on Aishu Venkataraman, titled "The Young Icon". I am attaching the link for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp6kDSmyaZ8

When: Saturday, May 7 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where : Fenway Center, Northeastern University
77 St Stephen St
Boston, Massachusetts

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169028
Bhopal and concert website: www.boston4bhopal.org

The following is a short background about our group, our cause, and the Bhopal disaster:

In December 1984, the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India suffered the world’s worst industrial disaster. A chemical plant belonging to Union Carbide (now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical) released 40 tons of methyl isocyanate, a highly toxic chemical, immediately killing 4,000 people and affecting over 500,000 residents of the area. Till now, over 25,000 people have died as a result of the disaster, and thousands of Bhopalis are suffering from illnesses caused by exposure and water contamination due to the toxic waste left behind. On average, one person dies every day from its effects. Meanwhile, Indian authorities have failed to bring Union Carbide to account. Moreover, despite the repeated promises to clean up the toxic wastes, it remains, poisoning the water, the land, and spreading its tentacles every passing day.

The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal is a group working with members of the South Asian and human rights community to provide justice to the survivors of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster. Besides trying to engender support for the cause and work towards providing justice, our group is trying to build a movement that ensures or tries to ensure that there are No More Bhopals as a result of gross negligence and lack of corporate responsibility (Union Carbide/ Dow Chemical), here or anywhere else in the world.

www.boston4bhopal.org - www.bhopal.net - www.bhopal.org