On Tuesday, April 21, thousands of students and community members will come together to benefit Burma at the 3rd Annual Mighty Mic Human Rights Awareness Concert at UCLA. This student-run nonprofit concert attracts about 2,000 attendees annually and is fast becoming a UCLA tradition. Last year, Mighty Mic raised over $20,000 for the refugees of the genocide in Darfur; this year's event will highlight the struggle for human rights in Burma, a country that has been under the rule of an oppressive military junta for 43 years. Human rights violations in Burma include the abuse of ethnic minorities, mass rape of women, forced labor, mandatory relocations, and child soldiers. Benefit for Burma's multimedia showcase will feature an eclectic mix of artists from a variety of genres. Blackalicious, Daphne Loves Derby, Audible Mainframe, Jarell Perry, and Brandon Contreras will be performing, and speakers Edith Mirante, Min Zin, Khin Omar, and the All-Burma Monks Alliance will deliver their messages of hope and inspiration.
The event will also include an on-site art gallery, interactive educational activities, and booth space for various sponsors, student-organizations, and nonprofits such as Causecast, Jewish World Watch and Free Arts.
Learn more about the conflict in Burma and support leaders like Jack Healey who are making an impact on the ground. Donate to Causecast featured organization, Human Rights Action Center, who is working closely with the US Campaign for Burma to put the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in every passport around the world. Doing so would provide people living in oppression with an understanding of their inherent human rights and in turn, put pressure on their governments to recognize them.
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