June 7, 2010

EVENT: BILLABONG’S DESIGN FOR HUMANITY 2010

There is an “invisible” war going on in Africa. You probably won’t hear about it on the news tonight, or any night for that matter, and the soldiers involved aren’t brave men, because they aren’t men at all. They’re children.

Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a guerrilla group using terror and violence to establish their own government in Uganda. The group abducts children and trains them to become soldiers. To date, his group has stolen over 300,000 children from their homes.

This year, Billabong’s annual Design for Humanity event will be raising money for Invisible Children, an advocacy group working to end the conflict and bring those children home to their families. One night of art, music and fashion will help bring Billabong, its designers, artists, musicians and you together to fight the efforts of Joseph Kony and the LRA.

You can still get your ticket for the event, featuring a bikini fashion show, DJ dance party, DethKills live art installations, and tons of great music acts for $30 here. The event will take place June 10th at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Doors open at 7pm and the show is over at 1pm.

Johnie Emma Gall

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  1. Peter on June 8th, 2010 6:34 am

    For an indepth look at Joseph Kony and the LRA, see the book, First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army.