Obey Awareness: The Joe Strummer Foundation
The Clash are my all-time favorite band and their frontman, Joe Strummer, is a hero of mine for his music, lyrics, wit, compassion for the underdog, and stance against injustice.
Joe’s widow Lucinda approached me about creating an image of Joe to help raise funds for The Joe Strummer Foundation, the charity set up to honor and fulfill Joe’s belief that music can inspire and empower. The Joe Strummer Foundation provides opportunities for musicians around the globe. I was incredibly honored that Lucinda asked me to be involved, and I was moved when she shared her opinion that Joe and I have similar philosophies. – Shepard Fairey
THE JOE STRUMMER FOUNDATION OBJECTIVES:
-The prevention or relief of poverty, particularly of young people, anywhere in the world by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and charities.
-Promote, improve, develop and maintain the education of the public in the arts, culture and science of music in all of its aspects for the public benefit, particularly young musicians, by the provision of funds to purchase musical instruments and studio rehearsals.
-Promote, improve and advance the arts including music for the public benefit by the inclusion of exhibitions, public events and concerts.
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