In a press release:
CELEBRITIES AND SUPERHEROES UNITE AT COMIC-CON TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Morgan Spurlock, Kevin Smith & Gotham Chopra Host Star-Studded Geeks for Peace to
Benefit Kids for Peace on Friday, July 10th
SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 20, 2015 – Celebrities and industry luminaries will unite at San Diego’s 2015 Comic-Con to help create world peace at the inaugural Geeks for Peace event. Geeks for Peace, a private party hosted by Morgan Spurlock, Kevin Smith and Gotham Chopra to benefit Kids for Peace, will feature many special guests including Giancarlo Esposito and Frances Fisher.
Geeks for Peace will be held at the trendy Moniker Warehouse on Friday, July 10th at 7:00pm and will include music, dancing, live art, art auction, an interactive photo wall, plus organic food & drink. Entertainment will be provided by Band From TV – a charity cover band whose lineup includes a powerhouse of well-known and acclaimed actors including: Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Scott Grimes (American Dad, Justified), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Eddie Matos (Finding Carter), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of Shield).
Street artist Mr. DVice will create an 8’ x 8’ Comic-Con inspired mural at the event for auction. Additional art curated by Lori Zimmer and Natalie Kates will be available for auction on Paddle8 beginning June 26, and features world-class work from professional artists such as Buff Monster, Jeff Soto, Elbow Toe, Swoon, Tara McPherson, Logan Hicks, Shark Toof, Sket One, Olek and more.
The idea of Geeks for Peace was conceived by Morgan Spurlock after being presented the Peace Hero Award by the youth of Kids for Peace in 2013. Kids for Peace children from all over the world selected Spurlock as their 2013 Peace Hero for his commitment to kids, peace, healthy living and using his voice for good. During the heart-warming Peace Hero ceremony, Spurlock was so touched by the mission, vision and impact of Kids for Peace that he said, “I want to support these kids and their determination to create a peaceful world.” With Kids for Peace headquarted in San Diego County, Spurlock went on to say, “We should throw a party with all my geeky friends during San Diego’s Comic-Con.” From that, Geeks for Peace was born.
Funds raised during Geeks for Peace will help Kids for Peace support and expand their programs to underserved youth in the U.S., Pakistan, Iraq, Liberia and Kenya.
To learn more about the event, please visit www.geeksforpeace.org.
About Kids for Peace
Kids for Peace is a global nonprofit that creates peace through youth leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of kindness. Founded in 2006 by a mother and a high school student, Kids for Peace has now launched over 250 chapters in six continents with programs engaging over two million youth. All Kids for Peace activities are based on the Peace Pledge, wise words written by the children to inspire peace for all. www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org
Source: ©Kids for Peace/Morgan Spurlock. All Rights Reserved.
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