The LA Screenings Independents Opening Night Party
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The LA Screening benefit concert is a response to the crisis in Venezuela. More than 3 million people have fled the country over the past two years to escape a deteriorating economy, a breakdown of social services, rampant crime, medicine and food shortages, increasing malnutrition, prolonged electricity outages and the growing spread of both infectious and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Colombia hosts the vast majority of Venezuelan refugees – more than 1.2 million people – and Project HOPE is on the ground in the border city of Cúcuta, working hard to deliver urgently needed health services and to support local health-care workers.
“Providing humanitarian assistance is not promoting a political view; it is an ethical and moral imperative, and a privilege we share as humans, to uphold the basic human rights and dignity of our sisters and brothers, and to address the emergency needs of any human struggling in dire circumstance. I am proud to be a part of this great initiative.”