‘Breaking the Barriers’ event open to the community

By From page A8 | May 13, 2012

The public is invited to a Sigma Alpha Zeta community event and luncheon, “Breaking the Barriers,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Silo Union at UC Davis. Free parking is available on campus next to the Silo.

“The event is about coming together and celebrating a diverse community as well as addressing some of the most important issues of the day such as hate crimes and discrimination,” said Jennie Villedas, vice president of Sigma Alpha Zeta.

“We will provide the opportunity to interact and learn about diverse groups in a fun way, and a chance to learn about social issues that affect our community.”

The day will feature cultural performances, music, refreshments, speakers, workshops and a raffle. Salsa Adiccion and the Elite Dance Group will perform, and martial arts and drumming demonstrations are planned.

Lectures will focus on human trafficking, higher education (aimed at junior high and high school students), suicide prevention and domestic violence.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County and the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County.

The event is free and open to the entire community; ages are welcome. Co-sponsors include International House Davis, The Culture Co-Op, We the People and Soroptimist International of Davis.

Those interested in performing, sponsoring or attending may contact Villedas at (530) 220-2853 or Sandeep Maan at (559) 577-4578.

Enterprise staff

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