May 02, 2007 07:58:12 GMT
Fall Out Boy took part Saturday April 28th in an event aimed at raising awareness for Uganda's homeless street soldiers.
Watch out guys, Fall Out Boy is out in action. The music act took part in an event aimed at raising awareness for Uganda's homeless street soldiers by sleeping on the streets.
The band joined more than 67,000 young activists in Los Angeles on Saturday April 28th, slept in impromptu villages made of cardboard with only crackers and water for supplies.
The so-called "Displace Me" movement is aimed to show support for those displaced by the Ugandan government. It is organized by Invisible Children, a California nonprofit group aimed at providing education and economic opportunities to displaced children in the Central African nation, which for more than two decades has been suffering from a bloody civil war.
"There are these crazy camps where people are forced to live, and they live on the equivalent of a pack of crackers and water and they sleep outside all the time. We decided to go out and do that... They did it in like in 10 or 15 cities across America and we did it with, like, 6,000 people. It was pretty crazy. There was cardboard houses and it was a weird experience but... it felt like something we should be doing," so Fall Out Boy's bassist Pete Wentz explained.