Artists Perform To Help People In Need.
The Chungking Mansions Service Centre team is pleased to announce a music, dance and art extravaganza to celebrate the international movement of ‘World Refugee Day’.
• Graffiti Artists spraying live
• Hong Kong Rock Bands
• Fire Shows
• B-Boys, Hip-Hop Dancers and Rappers
• Asylum Seekers and Refugees Performing their own music for the first time in Hong Kong
• African Drumming
• Youth Art Performers
• Acoustics Artists
• Belly Dancers
Proceeds from this event will go directly to Chung King Mansions Service Centre – which provides food, shelter, educational support, community activities and essentials.
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS AROUND THE WORD
• Some 40 million people worldwide are already uprooted by violence and persecution and this situation is set to get worse.
• People flee persecution and war, injustice, exclusion, environmental pressures, competition for scarce resources and all the miserable human consequences of dysfunctional states.
REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN HONG KONG
• Asylum seekers and refugees survive horrific experiences in their home countries and come to Hong Kong seeking safety and protection.
• Their family members may have been killed.
• Many women arrive with children after their husbands have been killed and their families have fled from persecution in their home countries.
• People arrive here from many countries including Somalia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Ethiopia and Nepal.
• Almost all of the women have survived sexual violence. Many raped in front of their families.
• Some people been tortured.
• All have lost their homes, their families and their security due to persecution based on political, cultural or religious grounds.
Due to the rising numbers of asylum seeker and refugees dependent on help from Chungking Mansions Service Centre The Cavern and Igor’s group remain committed to helping the most vulnerable people in Hong Kong and all of the people involved want to make this a WORLD REFUGEE DAY to remember!
World Refugee Day is an important opportunity each year to raise awareness about the plight of these men, women and children.
Organiser, Danielle Spencer said: “We have brought together a group of very talented dancers, musicians and circus acts to perform at ROCKIN’ FOR REFUGEES. To raise even more funds than ever before we’ve organized some really entertaining activities throughout the evening that include photography exhibitions, musical performances and graffiti artists spraying live. We are extremely grateful to all the organizations that are supporting us this year whether through raffle prizes, sponsorship or providing a free venue. We look forward to working with them to raise the best funds ever for this local and global cause.”
7pm to 11pm
21st June 2008
at The Cavern, Lan Kwai Fong
(information provided by the organiser)