Art for Eruption Victims at Loyola University Chicago
October 26, 2010 was one of the most difficult moments for us, five LUC students from Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Ouda T. Ena*, Markus Budiraharjo, Pius Prihatin, Chatarina Wigati, and Catur Rismiati). On that particular day, and the following days onward, peaking on November 5, massive volcanic ash and tons of sulphuric materials were thrown out from the most active volcano in Indonesia, Mt Merapi, with the death toll reaching more than 240 lives and more than 350,000 people stranded in makeshift camps.
Among those stranded are our relatives, colleagues, students, and friends.
We've learned so much from our earlier encounter with the 2006 earthquake that claimed more than 6,000 lives. Alleviating the burdens of others proves to be a healthy way for us to cope with our fear, our feeling of useless and helpless. So, to start with, we are to set an initiative by selling paintings and other Indonesian stuff(2 batik t-shirts, 1 puppet, 3 playing cards, key rings, etc.). The money raised will be sent to our University back home to help the existing programs such as providing food, shelter, and trauma healing for childrenPlease visit us at The Terry Student Center, Loyola University Chicago
26 E Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611 (across from Corboy Law Center)
10 a.m. – 9 p.m Monday 22 NOV and Tuesday 23 NOV 2010
To donate or purchase the paintings and other stuff please contact one of the LUC students:
Labels: indonesian Art, Indonesian Community, Indonesian FundRaising, Masyarakat Indonesia, Masyarakat Indonesia Chicago, Merapi Fundraising