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Tsunami Relief Benefit Focuses on Rebuilding Schools in Thailand
CARSON, Calif. – CSUDH Professor of Teacher Education Richard Gordon worked on a project in Thailand just months before the December 2004 tsunami struck. Compelled to return to Thailand to help after the disaster, he identifies three schools that desperately needed assistance: Ban Thap Lamu and Bann Kleok Kak elementary schools, and Ban Nam Khem High School.
Returning to CSUDH, Gordon and others on the CSUDH campus – Associated Students, Inc. and the Asian Pacific Faculty & Staff Assoc. – partnered with Kasetsart University Alumni Assoc., USA, which represents graduates now living in the United States from a multi-campus university in Thailand, to raise funds for the rebuilding of the Thailand schools.
Together, they have been raising funds that will make a difference in the lives of the children left behind by the tsunami. A culminating event in this process is an evening of music and performance at the James Armstrong Theater in Torrance – all the proceeds will be deposited into the fund, and a check will be personally delivered to each of the schools.
Included with the price of a ticket for the Armstrong Theater benefit is a pre-event Thai and Asian cuisine in the theater ’s patio.
WHO: Kasetsart University
Alumni Assoc, USA; CSU Dominguez Hills Associated Students, Inc.; and the
Asian Pacific Faculty & Staff
Pre-show in the theater
patio – Thai and Asian cuisine donated by Chan
Dara, Chan Darette, Chaba Thai Bay Grill, Melanee Thai, Misato Sushi, Natalee
Thai, Ocha Classic, Rambutan and Tommy Tang.
TICKETS: $50 VIP - $35 - $25. Theater Box Office open M-F, 10-8; Sat., noon-4; phone
credit card orders accepted
For more information about the designated schools in Thailand, call Professor Richard Gordon at (310) 243-3754. For more information on “Reaching Across the Pacific,” call Pamela Hammond at (310) 243-2001.
California State University, Dominguez Hills • 1000 E. Victoria Street • Carson, California 90747 • (310) 243-3696
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Last updated Tuesday, May 13, 3:12 p.m., by Joanie Harmon