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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mighty Mic 2009 Benefit for Burma - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jennifer Lai
Press Director
Mighty Mic Human Rights Awareness Concert
press@mightymic.org

Announcing the Official Artist Lineup for
THE 3rd ANNUAL MIGHTY MIC HUMAN RIGHTS AWARENESS CONCERT


Benefit for Burma
April 21, 2009
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Doors open at 5:45

Los Angeles, CA (April 7, 2009) – On Tuesday, April 21, thousands of students and community members will come together to make history at the 3rd Annual Mighty Mic Human Rights Awareness Concert at UCLA, Benefit for Burma. This student-run non-profit concert attracts about 2,000 attendees annually and is fast becoming a beloved UCLA tradition. Last year, Mighty Mic raised over $20,000 for the refugees of the genocide in Darfur. This year, Mighty Mic will highlight the struggle for human rights in Burma, a country that has been under the rule of an all-oppressive military junta for 43 years, making it the 4th least free country in the world. Learn more about the human rights violations, including the abuse of ethnic minorities, mass rape of women, forced labor, mandatory relocations, and child soldiers. Benefit For Burma 2009’s multi-media showcase will feature an eclectic mix of artists from many genres such as rock, indie, and hip-hop, as well as relevant educational content in the form of speakers and videos which will entertain, inform, and inspire attendees.

ARTISTS

Blackalicious
Daphne Loves Derby
Audible Mainframe
Jarell Perry
Brandon Contreras

SPEAKERS

Edith Mirante
Min Zin
Khin Omar
The All-Burma Monks Alliance
(Pyinya Zawta, Gawasita, Agga Nya)

The concert will also include an on-site art gallery, interactive educational activities, and booth space for non-profits, sponsors, and student-organizations. Although the concert is free, donations are highly encouraged as all proceeds will go towards Doctors Without Borders, USA, and US Campaign for Burma. For more information, ticketing, press passes, vendor and sponsorship opportunities visit www.mightymic.org.

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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
"Justice is a dream. But it is a dream we are determined to realize."