About Last Night: Project Perpetual Rings In Global Citizens Fest with a Cause
Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Poverty Project, told the crowd last night in the loft of Milk Studios that “Global Citizens is unique because we’re not a normal charity.” One could also say that last night’s event, held to kick off this weekend’s Global Citizens Fest, was not your normal party.
For starters, there was a hella interesting mix of guests. The attendees were eclectic to say the least, with industry leaders such as NBC news anchor Ayman Mohyeldin, cultural influencers such as Brandee Brown and Scout Willis, as well as the up-and-coming generation of creative such as Barbara Ferreira and Instagram power couple Jarlos. Presiding on the DJ booth was Milk fave Chapman, who kept us grooving to an mix just as eclectic as the guest list, though one that was heavy on tracks from the just released Drake and Future mixtape.
But despite all the fun that was had, there was a serious cause behind the frivolity. Project Perpetual, the organization that bridges the art world and its influencers to the United Nations Foundation, needed a way to celebrate their joint causes while keeping their sights set on their purpose: increasing access to vaccines for young children in poverty. “This congruence of art, fashion, and cause all coming together is vitally important,” said the UN Foundation’s Devi Thomas. “This partnership with Project Perpetual opened this whole new world up to global causes and humanitarian efforts, and at the end of the day this is just what we need, a way to extend outreach as much as we can.”
After many pops of both balloons and wine corks, it’s fair to say the evening was a true success. We were there to have fun, and fun was most certainly had, but not one person kept the evening’s importance far from their mind.
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