Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Falling Whistles to Host “Free and Fair”

On Friday, June 17th, Dallas' very own Centre will host "Free and Fair," an event honoring a campaign for peace in the Congo and the launch of a new art installation to be displayed in their Mockingbird Station store from 7-10 p.m. Centre brand Falling Whistles recently began a campaign to lobby the U.S. government for free and fair elections in Congo in November that they believe could help begin the process of rehabilitation. Los Angeles based Falling Whistles supports programs that push for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that has been home to our world's deadliest war since WWII. Over the last decade, more than 6 million people have died in conflict over the Congo's access to precious metals used in consumer electronic products. Estimates suggest 30,000 children are servicing as soldiers in Congo and up to 300,000 are doing so around the world.

To assist in raising awareness in Dallas about the ongoing conflict, the evening will feature a presentation by Yves Muya, a spokesperson for Falling Whistles and a survivor of the war as well as free food and cocktails provided by Sweet Leaf Tea, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Urban Taco, Waialua Soda Works, and Kind Healthy, Snacks and live entertainment from DJ Niro. There will be a living grafitti installation and live raffle featuring exclusive black Falling Whistles necklaces and offerings from Centre's selection of streetwear apparel and footwear. An afterparty will follow from 10p.m.-2 a.m. at nearby The Cedars Social.

Visit the Facebook page for Centre or Falling Whistles for the latest information on the event!

What: "Free and Fair"

When: Friday, June 17th from 7-10 p.m.

Where: Centre

5331 E Mockingbird Lane
Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75206

* Post-event party: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Cedars Social

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