June 18, 2010

Design For Humanity

Last week we attended Billabong's Design for Humanity event supporting Invisible Children. I have mentioned the organization and some of my friends who are on staff in previous posts. The people who run Invisible Children are amazing-- so creative and passionate about what they do. Just to refresh you in case you dont remember, Invisible Children started with a documentary shot by three guys who traveled to Uganda and exposed the world to the longest running war in Africa.

Taken from their website (CLICK HERE to check the site out):
The war in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today. For the past 23 years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GoU) have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. The GoU's attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia has largely failed, resulting in an entire generation of youth that has never known peace.
The event was so cool. It was held at the New York stage at the Paramount lot in LA and tons of people showed up. There was live art, a fashion show, a concert by Fischerspooner, a performance by LXD and more. Seriously one of the coolest events I have seen and we were so happy to be a part of it to support these amazing people and the revolutionary work they are doing!

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