A Chance for Peace in Kenya

A Chance for Peace and Vidal Sassoon Academy present an evening of excellent entertainment -- a fashion show, live performances including music and dance, a silent auction, a photo exhibition, DJs spinning African music and at the same time, support a project geared towards fostering peace in Kenya in the wake of the post-election turmoil.

Saturday, July 12, 2008
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Vidal Sassoon Academy
321 Santa Monica Blvd.
Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401


  • A fashion show by Kenya fashions, LA-based designer Wawi Amasha
  • Live performance of Afro Soul by Pangea Collective, featuring UCLA IDS student Deborah Omowunmi Dauda and Ethnomusicology alum Will Magid --  they rocked at West Africa Meets Westwood -http://www.myspace.com/thepangeacollective
  • Silent auction featuring jewelry by designer Antonia Byrnes and a Vidal Sassoon Academy makeover
  • Art by Mami Afrika
  • Photo exhibition by Tyler Batson
  • Live - DJ Kalil and DJ Jeremy Soles
  • ACFP t-shirts for sale - http://www.achanceforpeace.com/A-chance-for-peace/Shop.html
  • Fundraiser for Documentary Film A Chance for Peace

A Chance for Peace is a documentary film, which hopes to answer the question, “Is Peace possible?” in Kenya following last year’s tragic post-election violence.  Currently a crew of five students and film and photography professionals are readying to return to Kenya where they volunteered just two months before a presidential election that resulted in killings, population displacement, and heavily politicized conflict. The long-term goals of the film/project are to raise funds and awareness on the issues of development, education, human rights and public health in Kenya.

About A Chance for Peace (ACFP), Tyler Batson:
A Chance for Peace (ACFP) is your chance to become part of an international movement!  ACFP is part charitable organization, part documentary film.  Currently we are fundraising for the production and promotion of this one-of-a-kind film, as well as raising awareness through events, talks, and simple word-of-mouth networking.  To begin production in August 2008, time is critical.  As amateur documentary filmmakers and students we are reaching out to established organizations and entities for support. This story about the human condition in an African country has received support from university professors and NGO directors, members of the Kenya press, politicians and community elders. We thank you for your consideration to become part of this movement towards peace in Kenya!

About Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica:
Vidal Sassoon Academy, Santa Monica, is co-hosting the fundraiser on Saturday, July 12, 2008.  International Creative Director Mark Hayes says, “Sassoon Academy believes that education is the key to a rewarding and progressive career.”  The event organizers believe the goals of A Chance for Peace are parallel to this philosophy.  How are we to move forward without the keystone of progress: education?  Always on the cutting edge of fashion and design, Vidal Sassoon Academy is located in the heart of Santa Monica, California. The event space regularly hosts seminars, hair shows, and special events attended by guests from around the globe and the venue has seating for 100, a dance floor, surround sound, a foyer/lounge, a stage/catwalk, a balcony, and more.

Media will be covering the event, including NBC News KSBY, KPFK 90.7 FM Radio, Santa Barbara News-Press, and others.  The media/PR contact for the event is Devina Brown and she can be reached at devina_brown@achanceforpeace.com.

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to support this effort or want more information, contact Tyler Batson, film director and CEO of A Chance for Peace at tyler_batson@achanceforpeace.com or call 310-739-2287or mail:

A Chance for Peace
Tyler Batson
6178 Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

For more information about A Chance for Peace, check out these links:
Official Website: www.achanceforpeace.com
YouTube page: www.youtube.com/achanceforpeace
Myspace page: www.myspace.com/achanceforpeaceinkenya

A Chance for Peace partners:
Mama Na Dada Africa: www.mamanadada.org
Emmanuel Leina: www.emmanuelleinatransmara.com
Village Volunteers: www.villagevolunteers.org


Cost : $20 at the door - Under 21 OK, but must be 21 with ID, to order alcoholic beverages

For more information please contact:

Tyler BatsonTel: 310-739-2287



Sponsor(s): , A Chance for Peace and Vidal Sassoon Academy. Information about non-ASC events is forwarded for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.