The LA gig will benefit Darfur refugees

Ok Go have announced that they will headline the second annual Mighty Mic Human Rights Awareness: Save Darfur Concert at the University of California Los Angeles on May 29.

This will be the band’s first Los Angeles performance in more than a year. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Student Anti-Genocide Network (STAND) and US Doctors for Africa’s Mobile Clinic project, which sends mobile health clinics that provide sanctuary and urgent medical assistance to Darfur refugees.

“The sheer scale of suffering in Darfur is unbelievable — hundreds of thousands raped or murdered, millions displaced, hungry, and in danger,” said Ok Go frontman Damian Kulash.

“For those of us lucky enough to live without constant struggle and fear, it’s difficult to imagine. And it’s tough to find meaningful ways to help, so it’s great that UCLA students are making something real happen. I mean, a rock concert is usually more party than social justice work, but at the end of this one there’ll be a plane full of medical assistance on its way to people who need it.”

For tickets and further information, visit Mightymic.org.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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