When we begin to dance tango, it is usually for our own personal satisfaction. We want to become an accomplished dancer, make new friends or meet a love interest. Eventually we learn that by dancing Tango, we are part of a larger tango community, a community that spreads around the world. Through the tango embrace we become united and connected. And when there is a world crisis, it affects us all.
As many of you know, the Syrian refugee crisis began with the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 and the situation has only gotten worse. According to Wikipedia, as of February 2016, the United Nations has identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which 6.6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and over 4.8 million are refugees outside of Syria.
“This is being called the worst refugee crisis since WWII. All we can do is continue to see the refugees as individuals and families and provide them with some human needs and comforts to the best of our ability.” says the local Bay Area nonprofit Syrian United Refugee Fund (SURF).
Next Saturday, June 4th is an opportunity to help.
Attend this special milonga to benefit Middle Eastern refugees through the local Bay Area nonprofit Syrian United Refugee Fund – SURF.
No dance experience or partner necessary!
Beginner/Fundamental class from 8 – 9 pm, taught by Mila Salazar and Casey Young
Plus TWO great DJs:
9 pm – 12 midnight with DJ Mickey Sun (Traditional Tango), 12 midnight – 1 am with DJ Emily Pierce (Traditional & Alternative Tango)
There will be dance performances by Neeraj Korde and Xiaomin Jiang and a short presentation about SURF by its founders near the middle of the evening.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Location: La Pista – 768 Brannan St in San Francisco
Cost: $25 for the class and milonga, $15 for the milonga (Additional DONATIONS are WELCOME)
RSVP via the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/280820462257646/
All proceeds from the event will go to the Syrian United Refugee Fund. 100% of the donations to this fund will go directly to help the refugees overseas.
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/SyrianUnitedRefugeeFund/
If you can’t make the event, you can still donate online: https://www.paypal.me/surfdonation