March 09, 2007

OBEY is working with GlobalGrassroots.org through the HOPE Campaign to help empower individuals and bring awareness to the current crisis in Darfur. Since 2003 in Darfur, Sudan, an Arab government and their Janjaweed militias have been killing raping and displacing its black African citizens… thousands have been killed and millions have been displaced and are dependent on food aid. Shepard has designed a poster that will be released in the near future in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the HOPE Campaign to help stop this injustice.

Global Grassroots is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004, that offers training and seed funding to empower and support relief of poor, distressed and underprivileged women worldwide and help launch the sustainable social ideas of genocide survivors and refugees. The HOPE Campaign empowers individuals to take action on Darfur through music. For more information on further involvement and other projects aiding the crisis in Darfur, please visit www.globalgrassroots.org.