While you were having a late brunch at Future Bakery, Jon Hamm and Gerard Butler gathered in an Annex backyard for an intimate concert with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne. It was the second Artists for Peace and Justice event this weekend, the first being held the night prior at Toro After Dark. Together, the events raised a record breaking $600,000 for Haiti.
Founded by award-winning director and writer Paul Haggis, APJ has always been about improving quality of life in Haiti but the current mission is to “build the first free secondary school in slums of Port-au-Prince, The Academy for Peace and Justice, which will provide a holistic education program for 3000 students.”
With ten days of decadent glitz and glam, it’s nice to see events that actually give back. And how cool would it have been to lie on a blankie in this yard?