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Free Tango Lessons For Veterans

Free Tango Lessons Golden Age Tango Academy

With Ivan Shvarts
Golden Age Tango Academy
GoldenAgeTangoAcademy@gmail.com
415 760-9394
Facebook/GoldenAgeTangoAcademy 

All levels, classes, workshops, practice. Through social interaction, and cultural diversity Golden Age Tango Academy introduces the restorative and health-giving capacity of tango — the dance, music, and art into your life. We are we looking for dancers, musicians and artists to share their experience and art at our communal events. Veterans Free. Suggested $10 donation from non-veterans to support US Veterans.

Read how one Gulf War Veteran turn to Tango to heal wounds of war.  http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/SANFRANCISCO/features/Tango.

2016 Starting in July — Thursdays 7-11pm and Sundays 7-11pm in Room 212 at the Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco

Tango in the Veterans Building, San Francisco

Tango in the Veterans Building, San Francisco

Ivan Shvarts  is the founder of the Senior Tango Program in the Bay Area. He has been the official tango instructor for San Francisco Parks and Recreation since 2006. He teaches both group and private classes in Emeryville, San Francisco, and Redwood City. Ivan is committed to providing a welcoming space for dancers of all levels and ages to develop their tango skills while simultaneously growing a community built on a celebration of movement and music. He is interested in how tango is a physical, emotional, and psychological dance that works out the body, the brain, and the soul. His teachers have included Puppy Castello, Nestor Ray, Tete Rusconi, and Gustavo Naveira with whom he studied the techniques of traditional Milonguero style. Facebook/Ivan.Shvarts

Golden Age Tango Academy is committed to encouraging and educating Veterans, seniors and other individuals, regardless of age or ability, to learn how to dance tango. Our classes benefit individuals physically, mentally and socially.
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Oral Health Matters

University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Upcoming Community Events
San Mateo, Oakland & San Francisco
September 27, October 4 & 11

University of the Pacific

Pacific Dugoni’s Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE) volunteers will be attending the following community health events to provide oral health education and other services. Brush up on your oral health and stop by at one of these free community events! Continue reading


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Coming Home: A Veterans Artwork Exhibition

CALL FOR ART WORK
Submission deadline extended to October 31.
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 13th , 2014 – Thurs., January 15th, 2015

SF State University Art Gallery Open Call For Veteran ArtThe veterans experience during war and upon returning home is unimaginable for most civilians. Even still, the effects of conflict are far reaching, touching even those who do not face combat. Soldier’s families, displaced refugees, taxpayers, policy makers and voters are among those who share in the indirect impact of war and bear the burden of its consequences. Despite this, the divide between veterans and civilians often seems insurmountable.

In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and the Cal Humanities War Comes Home initiative, Associated Students Inc Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Coming Home.” This exhibit will strive to bridge the gap between the disparate experiences of veterans and civilians by utilizing the singular power of art to express that which defies expression. By providing veterans with the opportunity to speak about the way that their experiences have impacted their perception of home, the Art Gallery will give the public unusual access to their changed perspectives. As part of War Comes Home, the Art Gallery will create a platform for education, discussion, connection, and healing. Continue reading


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International Day Of Peace

International Day of Peace, September 21Celebrate The Right Of Peoples To Peace
Sunday, September 21, 2014
4:30-6:30 Informational Booths
5:30-6:30 No Host Cocktail Hour
6:30 Dinner, Introductions, Raffle, Presentations
$30
Grace Evangelical Luthern Church
3201 Ulloa St., San Francisco
Contact: Latonia Dixon, lionlatonia.1@gmail.com

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in acombat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably. Read more…

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Legacy Of Agent Orange In Vietnam & The US

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San Francisco-Ho Chi Minh City Sister City Committee (SFHCMSSC)
Agent Orange Update
Wednesday, August 27
5:30 pm, Free
Light Refreshments
RSVP: 415 447-6075, sfhcmcscc@aol.com
City Hall, Mayor’s Conference Room #201
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco

San Francisco City Hall

Agent Orange — a defoliant used during the Vietnam War was manufactured byDow Chemical Company and Monsanto Corporation for use by the US Military. It was shipped to Vietnam in orange striped containers and thus the chemical was branded “Agent Orange.” The chemical was highly dangerous and was found in some locations to be hundreds of times greater than levels considered safe by the US EPA. It has been reported that as many as 3 million Vietnamese have been affected by Agent Orange. According to some sources, it still impacts the people of Vietnam. It also has affected Veterans of the US Military and the Vietnamese Military. Read more…


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Another World Posse Ball!

Another-World-Posse-BallVeteran Artists presents
Memorial Day weekend
Another World Posse Ball!
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23, 2014 11:00 PM
May 24th 8p-12a
May 25th 8p-12a
Tickets: $5 donation Eventbrite

A 360 degree walk-in installationARTparty

Mural Art: Diego Gomez, Jeremy Novy, & Dimas Arellano
Sculptural Art: Bob Burnside & Chickpea
Artistic Director: Stephen Funk
Green Screen performances: Miss Rahni, Kallisto, Effervescence Jackson, Bearonce Growles, Avocado Jones, Ryan Hayes, Flynn Witmeyer, Samuelroy, Mutha Chucka, Bernadette Bohan, Yosephine Tinkelman, Tara Wrist, & more!
+++Posse Ball!
Featuring Go BANG! dj’s Sergio Fedasz & Steve Fabus
360 degree visuals by: Digital Introspect

 


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The Veterans Eye

April 26 – May 25 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 1-5pm Veterans Community Media Center

An exhibit of Latonia Dixon’s paintings, Ryan McClymont’s photographs and photographic weavings and and Mark Pinto photographs and part of his GI Joes series.

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