Monday, February 9, 2009

"Crossing" Screening This Thursday

February 12 @ 7pm
Wilshire Avenue Community Church
Fullerton, CA
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If you haven't seen it yet, please join us!

Also, if you are interested in the film and would like to host a screening at your school or networks of influence, please contact or speak to us at the event.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Be entertained while supporting LiNK!

Do you like discovering [ raw talent ]? Love LiNK?

If you're in the LA area on Saturday, February 21, come check out Kollaboration for an evening of entertainment - singers, dancers, comedians and more!

Purchase your ticket through [ LiNK's link ] and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to us!

LiNK Launch Party

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We hope to see you there!
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[ invitation ]

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three Ways to Present : Change This Holiday Season

1) Visit our website and X-Change your wants for THEIR needs!

2) Send a note to the refugees and protection officers in our shelters!

3) Find the perfect gift at The LiNK Store and feel good about spending your money!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bittersweet goodbyes

As we sang the last song "Temporary like me" with Miss Vintage I know much of the LiNK staff were feeling like emo kids crying to their favorite band as we said goodbye to our dear friends from Miss Vintage and Andy Grammer.  It had felt like we had known them for much longer than one month that we considered each other more like family.  The bands went above and beyond as they used their gifts and talents to speak out about the human rights violations in North Korea.  I think that everyone on the tour was changed from the beginning to the end as we ended up learning so much from students.
As we reflect on all the cities we have stopped by we just want to give a big thank you to all the contacts that let us (sometimes 12 of us!) crash on your floor, bed, and couch!  Thanks for all the people who were behind the scenes making this tour happen like Eddo and John from Spiralnote, Liam and Andy Grammer, Bryan, Colin, Joe, and Jason from Miss Vintage.  You guys were a huge reason that this tour was a success and we cant wait to connect again in the future!

We were inspired by the energy on the West Coast.  Thanks to all the contacts that put the UCLA, Berkeley, and UC Irvine shows together.  The clubs were well prepared, promoted very well for the event, and were always eager to help in any way.  They were some of our best shows and we had a great response from the students with the photo campaign!  
Well we now need some time to debrief and gather our thoughts on the last month as we move forward with work in the office and of course more traveling in the near future.  Thanks for keeping posted! Until next time...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bigger Better Badder - Down South

Tour Update No. 2

Hey y'all - our Liberty Live Tour has hit our halfway point and we're excited to share some of the highlights and give you all a little update on how the tour has been so far.

Since the last post, we've had seven more concerts in six different states.  Big shout out to the crews at UVA, Emory, Carnegie Mellon, UIUC, John Brown, and UT Austin!  Speaking of UT, we just had an awesome concert last night with about 60 people rockin out to Miss Vintage and Andy Grammer.  A big thank you to the Hunger in NK group that hosted the event and packed our stomachs full of delicious Korean food.  We heard everything was bigger in Texas and the sound definitely filled the room up that night!  It was a great night and we've got the picture to prove it -- Go Longhorns!

For a lot of us its been an awesome time traveling to new cities and states and seeing different campuses, but the best part has been meeting hundreds of new faces joining the movement.  Its an inspiration and the anticipation of meeting you all keeps us pumped and motivated during the long drives across the country.

We just had our second show in the great state of Texas, at Rice University, down in Houston and we're on the road making our way up to Colorado.  After our killer 16 hour drive to Colorado College and we'll finally hit the last leg of our tour in the lovely sunny California.  More than anything, we want to end the tour with a big bang and we anticipate some pretty awesome shows in the next few days.  If you are near Colorado Springs and anywhere in California, get your tickets and come out to the shows!  You won't want to miss out!

Remember to check out the tour website [link] for details on concert locations and times.

We're on the road right now, but keep posted for more updates and pictures from our tour!

[Miss Vintage, LiNK, and the JBU crew in Arkansas!]

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Streets of Fury

We can’t believe it has already been a week since we first set out on our road trip across the country to raise awareness about the human right crisis happening in North Korea. It’s been nothing short of an adventure as we have lived like nomads jumping from one couch to the next. We eat lots of pizza, drive hours upon hours, wear dirty clothes, and usually get to sleep around 2:00am after a long day of promoting on campuses for the Liberty Live Tour.

A few months ago, “Miss Vintage” asked LiNK to go on the road with them on a tour called “Liberty Live.” The tour consists of 23 college stops and ranges all the way from the east to west coast. We have been traveling with two bands, "Miss Vintage" and "Andy Grammer,” both of whom have helped to bring major exposure to the cause along with financially supporting our organization through proceeds from the tour. So be sure to check out their websites to buy their newest CD and support them as they support us!

Our travels so far have included much of the east coast states and we are beginning to see a growing movement of people speaking out against the crisis in NK. We want to give a shout out to NK Focus at Cornell University for their great hospitality and mad promotion skills. They brought over 200 students to the show and even created a green room for us…we felt pretty important!

Cornell was followed up by another great show at the Lions Den, a bar in New York. Again, over 200 people came out for the concert and it was a great party. Who would have ever imagined, that a small packed-out bar in Manhattan would care about the tragedies happening in North Korea? Well they did! Coincidentally, shortly after the concert Congress reauthorized a bill that outlined ways the United States would deal with the worsening refugee and humanitarian crisis in North Korea.

Today we are on our way to North Carolina for our Duke/UNC concert. Morale is high and the hope is to see more and more students rally behind this cause. We are already seeing an amazing response at the concerts with huge participation in our photo campaign as individuals are stepping up to be a voice for the voiceless- a face for the faceless.

Our engine has started so it’s time to hit the road and tell the stories that have been silenced for far too long. If you would like to join us on the road, click here to check our schedule - we would love to see you!

Come and rock out with us!