SCU•Presents Performing Arts Center’s Arts for Social Justice Program, in partnership with the SCU Russian Speaking Club, is proud to announce that over $2,500 was raised to support Ukraine Refugees during “Arts Connecting Community Week.”
Butch Coyne, Director of SCU•Presents Performing Arts Center, commented, “Arts for Social Justice is the heart of SCU•Presents, and in keeping with our commitment to foster dialogue and action within our community, we called upon our Santa Clara family to support those in the Ukraine. We sent out special mailings, email-blasts, posted to social media, and invited the Russian Speaking Club to set up a table in our lobbies. We wanted to show our community that we are not just a performing arts center, but rather an active participant in the Santa Clara Community.”
SCU•Presents Performing Arts Center’s Arts for Social Justice Program regularly partners with individuals and groups from the SCU community that want to pursue arts projects with social justice components. SCU•Presents PAC looks forward to future partnerships with groups in the SCU community to create a catalyst for change.
SCU•Presents Performing Arts Center’s Arts for Social Justice Program is proud to announce "Art Connecting Community Week", featuring a fundraiser to support Ukraine Refugees in partnership with SCU’s Russian Speaking Club. Purchase tickets for any SCU•Presents PAC performance showing from May 20th - May 26th and $3 per ticket from these sales will go to SCU Russian Speaking Club’s fundraiser. Performances include Sister Act the musical, Jazz Band and Combos concert, and SCU Wind Ensemble concert.
Donations will benefit Project HOPE, a nonprofit organization working within Ukraine and along its borders. Project HOPE provides vital humanitarian aid and shelter to the victims of the Ukraine warzone, and we are asking our Santa Clara and SCU community to help support this important cause. For more information, explore the Russian Speaking Club’s team fundraising website.
Arts for Social Justice is the heart of SCU Presents, and in keeping with our commitment to foster dialogue and action within our community, we are now calling on our Santa Clara family to join us in supporting those in Ukraine who need our help. In order to be a catalyst for change, “It is not enough to be Compassionate… You Must Act.”
From the SCU Russian Speaking Club:
We are students from Eastern Europe and Central Asia who have come together to support victims of war in Ukraine. Most of us have families and friends in the war zone, who now spend their days hiding in bomb shelters while their homes are destroyed. We cannot stay quiet and passive while our loved ones are facing this tragedy. We are launching a fundraiser to raise money for “Project HOPE”, a nonprofit organization currently working in Ukraine and on its borders, providing vital humanitarian aid and shelter. We have reached out to SCU•Presents PAC, who are supporting us in promoting our fundraiser and helping us reach our goal of $10,000. In these times of fear and unease, we believe our community can make an impact for Ukrainian families in dire need of help.