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Saturday, September 14, 2019

CANCELED: Umeed: Colors of Hope

Performing Arts - Other | September 14 |  Time TBD | Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley | Canceled

 Sunena Gupta

 Project Rishi - UC Berkeley, The Institute for South Asia Studies

After successful runs in Singapore, London, New York and India, Umeed is now coming to Berkeley!

“Umeed” is the Hindi word for “Hope”. Sunena Gupta, with the blessings and guidance of Guru Mulla Afsar Khan, brings to you a unique contemporary concept produced in the Indian classical dance form, Kathak. She tells the story of the journey of a young girl navigating her way through struggles with...   More >

Roundtable Reading: Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswam

Reading - Literary | September 14 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s the spring of 1945, and nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play on the first-ever girls’ softball team in Yuba City, California. Meanwhile, Maria’s parents—Papi from India and Mama from Mexico—can no longer protect their children from prejudice and the discriminatory laws of the land. When the family is on the brink of losing their farm, Maria must decide if she has what it takes to step up...   More >