Art for Partition Fundraiser
Consoling each Other by featured artist Salma Arastu
Save the Date!
The 1947 Partition Archive will be hosting an Art for Partition fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, 2013. It will take place in the Penthouse Suite of the sunny and spacious Berkeley Skydeck, in downtown Berkeley, which offers an amazing 360-degree view of the bay. The event will consist of lectures by renowned scholars, a survivors’ panel discussion, literary readings, the screening of Earth 1947, based on Cracking India by Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa, and an art auction featuring a variety of art from both local artists and artists in South Asia. In addition, there will be live performances by Sangati Center and Anupama Chandratreya. Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa will also hold a book-signing for Cracking India.
The full schedule of events is as follows.
For ticketed guests:
11:30 am Doors open, private viewing of art.
12 pm Lunch is served. Sangati Center artists perform traditional Indian classical music.
12:30 pm Introductory remarks.
12:40 pm Dr. Vazira Zamidar on the importance of collecting oral histories.
1 pm Presentation by Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa.
1:45 pm One hour private meet and greet with Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa. Book signing.
For the general public: (doors open at 2pm)
2:10 pm Anupama Chandratreya sings poetry from Faiz and Iqbal. Public art auction begins.
2:45 pm Partition Survivors share their stories.
3:15 pm Literary readings by Dr. Roshni Rustomji-Kerns.
3:40 pm Dr. Priya Satia speaks about Partition and colonialism.
4:15 pm Screening of Earth 1947, based on Cracking India, a novel by Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa.
6 pm Closing remarks.
6:30 pm Winners of the auction are announced.
Call for Volunteers
The 1947 Partition Archive will be hosting its second annual Indus Heritage Day event on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Help us make this year's event another success! We are looking for volunteers to assist in coordinating event day activities, children's activities, and setting up.
This year, we are teaming up with the India Community Center and Pakistani American Culture Center to bring you a free event that celebrates shared South Asian histories and encourages their preservation in the future. The event will include film screenings, dance, food, music, and a panel discussion in which a team of leading archeologists will develop the challenges of preserving history and historical artifacts across borders.
An abridged version of our annual publication, Junction '47, is currently available online.
The digital Oral History Workshop is almost ready to go online. Soon, anyone anywhere in the world, can develop their interviewing skills, become a Citizen Oral Historian, and start collecting stories!