Fair Trade Fashion Show and Concert

Marketwatch reports that a group of 215 Pepperdine University students have come together to raise public awareness and funds for victims of modern day slavery through the Life Mission Fashion Show and Concert to be held Sunday, November 2, 2008, at 2:00 PM at Pepperdine’s Alumni Park in Malibu, California.

The event will feature a fashion show showcasing fair trade clothing and items and will feature speakers on the topic. Among them will be Andy Stern, Lt. Mayor of Malibu, Isaac Amol, a survivor of the conflict in Southern Sudan, and a representative from The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking. Following the fashion show, recording artist Matt Wertz will perform.

The Life Mission Fashion Show and Concert is the brainchild of Pepperdine Seaver College student Sara Ward. Support for this event comes from non-profit organizations dedicated to helping those impacted by slavery including: Invisible Children, Love146, UNICEF, Night Lights, Life Bread Org., Made by Survivors and World Vision. All monies raised will be donated to the aforementioned organizations.

Tickets, priced at $25 for the general public and $20 for non-Pepperdine students, are available online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Smothers Theatre box office at (310) 506-4522. Visit their site for more information, or contact Molly Drobnick at (310) 506-6586.

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