It's been awhile since we've updated the blog. Apologies about that - it just means that we've been so busy planning our 04/29 Commemorative Service, we simply haven't had the time to sit down and write!
There's now less than a week to go into our big event, and we have plenty of exciting things to share with you.
First up - we're pleased to announce that Edward James Olmos is going to be one of the recipients of our SAIGU Heroes of Hope Award.
Not only has Mr. Olmos entertained us on both big screen and small, but he's also been an active member of the community. Debra Deanne Olson, from PeaceSolutions.org had this to say about Mr. Olmos:
"I remember the times like it was yesterday. The riots were escalating, and he was asking for all the TV shows at once, Channel 2, 4, 7, 9 etc. He said, “I am bringing my broom down to clean up the streets,” and he suggested everyone that wanted to help should join him at 6:30 am the next day to clean up the mess. Basically, he changed the violent and out of control energy of the riots."
We also have the singer Ann Weldon performing for us, a wonderfully talented performer who has been described as "The tall cinnamon skinned girl has a voice like velvet-soft rich and shimmering. Her tunes are chosen with care and treated with respect. She has dazzled audiences worldwide: Australia, Hawaii, Japan, Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco".
These are just some of the guests and events that we're working to make happen. We're going to try and update this blog throughout the week, and we hope you'll join us on 04/29!