Visions of Chocolate
Visions of Chocolate Dessert Buffet Sigma Psi Zeta & Asian Pacific Student Coalition invites you to join us for a night of desserts and entertainment to support the fight against domestic violence this Thursday, March 31st at 7:00pm at Rodin Rooftop lounge.
Performances by Simply Chaos, Penn Counterparts, Pennyo, KBeats, and more. This year's feature performance is the award-winning Spoken Word Duo, Yellow Rage!
There will also be a silent auction Biba Wine & Cheese, Sangkee Noodle House, Sugarphilly, Allegros, Saturn Hair Club, Baby Blues BBQ, Miel Patisserie, Jay Yang, and more!
All Proceeds will be donated to Lutheran Settlement House, a Philadelphia Outreach Center for battered and abused women and children.
Co-Sponsored by ICF, Rodin House Council & the ASAM Program
$6 presale, $8 at door ($5 at door for Rodin residents)
About Yellow Rage:
**featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam Tour, HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and 2002 and 2005 ECAASU Conferences.
Drawing from their own unique experiences, individual political ideologies, and personal life philosophies as Asian American women, Michelle and Catzie's group and solo poems address issues which explore the intersections of race, culture, gender, community, and self. Core issues examined by Yellow Rage include human trafficking, sexual slavery and modern-day slavery; anti-Asian violence; domestic violence; cross-cultural conflict and misunderstanding; cultural commodification; racism and sexism; mixed race identity; class divisions; and self-identity.
At the heart of Yellow Rage's poetry is a desire to present a perspective that challenges ignorance and hatred and holds people of any race, gender, ethnicity, religious belief, etc., accountable for ideas and behaviors which in turn facilitate divisiveness rather than understanding. Through anger, pain, joy, celebration, sarcasm, and humor, Catzie and Michelle strive to facilitate honest dialogue with their poetry and hope to move themselves and others towards some universal Truth--to recognize the humanity of others and acknowledge the human desire for peace, healing, happiness, and love.
Yellow Rage seeks to connect people, bridge cultures, and initiate a movement of positive and progressive change.
About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. _____________________________________________________
About Lutheran Settlement House
Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. The core mission of Lutheran Settlement House is "to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services"