Kobe Bryant takes a stand for the people of Darfur. In a public service announcement issued through Los Angeles-based non-profit Aid Still Required Bryant calls for a united action to stop the genocide. The PSA was aired March 5, 2007 on ESPN, just in time for the NCAA tournament hype.
“In Darfur, hundreds of thousands have been murdered, mutilated–families torn apart,” says Bryant. “We have the power to save lives, to restore lives, to change the world.”
15 NBA players have taped public service announcements, all calling for support in Darfur. “Please take a stand with us. Together we have the power to change the world,” Bryant says on the PSA.
Bryant joins the fight for Darfur with NBA notables Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady, Luol Deng, Derek Fisher, Baron Davis, Grant Hill, Emeka Okafor, Andrew Bynum and many more in speaking out about the atrocities. Others involved in Darfur advocacy include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Sheryl Crow, Mia Farrow, Common, Ellen DeGeneres, Donovan McNabb, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Desmond Tutu, and Barack Obama.
We need Oprah’s name on this list. We could use her help.
Aid Still Required
Aid Still Required (ASR) is a non-profit, humanitarian organization focused on rebuilding communities through sustainable solutions in the aftermath of natural disasters and human crises. “We believe everyone, everywhere, is entitled to live in dignity, health and peace. We view post-crisis situations as opportunities to do just that. By approaching restoration on an ecologically friendly basis and utilizing a region’s native environment, Aid Still Required ‘builds back better’ and builds back green,” ASR states in its mission statement.
Please visit ASR’s website at www.aidstillrequired.org
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