Mighty Mic concert coalition
- Los Angeles
The Mighty Mic Benefit Concert was created in 2007 by student organizations at UCLA to address humanitarian issues locally and abroad. Last year the concert was held in Ackerman Grand Ballroom on the UCLA campus, 100% of the proceeds raised from the event went a long way in helping aid our two designated organizations (Doctors Without Borders and The Afghan Women's Mission). Peaches, The Fall of Troy, Saul Williams, Mark Gonzales and various other artist's performed at our event, and speakers included Eve Ensler (Writer of the Vagina Monologues) and Malalai Joya (A 28 year old activist and the first female to be elected to the Afghan Parliament
Last year, Mighty Mic's first year in existence, our concert was successful beyond all expectations. Not only did we accomplish our goal of effectively fusing educational segments with artist performances to raise awareness on humanitarian issues, we sold out Ackerman Grand Ballroom and raised over $15,000 for Doctors Without Borders and the Afghan Women’s Mission.
This year, the Mighty Mic Human Rights Awareness Concert will focus on the global issue of genocide, with an emphasis on the current situation in Darfur.
This year we're coming together to recall the history, events, and people of five different genocides: Native American, Armenian, Holocaust, Cambodian, and the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Rwanda and Darfur).
The genocidal conflict centered in the Darfur region of Sudan has left more than 500,000 dead, over 2 million displaced, and the looming threat of imminent regional civil war that could spill over into surrounding regions. Currently, due to poor conditions and security issues, most people go without access to medical facilities, and many die from treatable ailments as a result. With our partnership with US Doctors For Africa (USDFA.org) and your help, we hope to help mitigate this huge problem. The funds raised from The Mighty Mic Human Rights Awareness Concert will send a Mobile Health Clinic aboard a 747 airplane to provide medical care to Darfurian refugee camps in the Aid Corridor of the neighboring nation of Chad.
We invite you to be a part of this huge UCLA movement encompassing education, activism, campus unity, performance, entertainment, energy, and an ever-growing commitment to fighting the atrocities of genocide.
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