September 24, 2009

Our friends at Causecast are putting together a flashmob this Sunday in Los Angeles to bring awareness to the human rights violations in Burma. The poster I created of Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for Jack Healy and the Human Rights Action Center will be given to all participants of the flashmob. See below for details:

At 4:00 p.m sharp this Sunday at the Abbot Kinney Festival, hundreds of individuals will freeze in place, unfurl their free Shepard Fairey poster of Aung San Suu Kyi, and stand in silence for exactly five minutes to show their solidarity with Burma and raise awareness for her as the symbol of freedom. Then at 4:05 p.m. everyone will break their freeze, close the poster and pass out Burma information flyers to anyone around them.

Who: YOU! Anyone in Los Angeles and the Venice Area. Activists, artists, musicians, teachers, families, students…we need everyone.
When: THIS SUNDAY, Free Poster Pickup is from 10am -3pm. Flash mob is at 4pm-4:05pm
Where: ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL, Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, Ca.

Come pick up your free posters and info flyers at the Causecast booth on Abbot Kinney between Westminster and Broadway between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Look for the Causecast booth at the festival with the fake green grass and pink logo.  It is our job to stand up and use our voice when others don’t have the freedom to do so.

If you have any questions please e-mail Jon@causecast.org or Levi@Causecast.org or give us a call at 310-859-5800 x203.

RSVP on Facebook and visit Causecast.org/freedomtolead for more information

This week marks the two year anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, when Burmese monks and citizens took to the streets protesting the oppressive rule of the military junta and demanding the freedom of democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite this action, Aung San Suu Kyi remains imprisoned along with thousands of other political prisoners including democratic leaders, monks, journalists and human rights activists. Severe persecution of monks persists in Burma and the military continues to rape and kill ethnic women, force over 50,000 children to be soldiers in their efforts, and displace thousands of refugees. In our effort to support the US Campaign for Burma and HRAC’s effort to free Aung San Suu Kyi, this Sunday we will be staging a Flash Mob For Burma bringing the Saffron Revolution to Los Angeles.

What’s a flash mob? A flash mob is a non-confrontational, positively socially engaging gathering of people in a public space that attracts the attention of anyone surrounding them; it’s fun, spontaneous and impactful.

A Causecast and Obey Giant collaboration. Causecast.org