On Tuesday, June 17th, The Sulu Artists Network suffered a serious blow when Derek was struck by an intoxicated driver while crossing the street on his way home. Although they caught the individual who did this horrific thing, Derek remains hospitalized in a comatose state.
For those who don't know who Derek is, he is a talented photographer who has supported Sulu from its very inception. He has helped document what we've been doing with Sulu through his skill with a camera. And although we love him for his talents we love him even more because he's our friend.
Through his talent, his loyalty and through his friendship, Derek has given us so much, and now it's our turn. We dedicate this month to Derek and give back to him by making this show a benefit to help him and his family in their time of need.
or those who would like to donate anything for the auction, please contact Jose Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, this event will be videotaped by multi-media artist Corinne Manabat to privately screen for Derek, so whether you'd like to share a story or just say a few words to him, please come on by! ***To learn more about Derek's situation, please log onto: DerekSrisaranard.wordpress.com
The Sulu Series presents…
H E A L
A Special Benefit, Auction & Open Mic for Derek Srisaranard
KELLY ZEN-YIE TSAI
ELIJAH KUAN WONG
JASON KAO HWANG
9 PM – 12 AM
$8 for General Public
$5 for students
Sulu Series Every Third Sunday of the Month!
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
(foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker)
Hosted by Regie Cabico, curated by Taiyo Na, with music by DJ Boo, Sulu Series is a monthly showcase featuring established and emerging Asian American artists in music, spoken word, video and multidisciplinary performance from the local and national scenes. www.myspace.com/suluseries
Thanks to Heather Park!