Friday, January 18, 2013

Lady Gaga's Born Brave bus in LA Jan. 20 and 21


Youth to march from Downtown Los Angeles to STAPLES Center on Monday, January 21st in effort to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance

Covered in fan-generated artwork, the Born Brave Bus is currently headed to Los Angeles as part of Lady Gaga’s U.S. Born This Way Ball tour. In an effort by Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance, the bus provides an incredible interactive “tailgate” experience that will connect youth with local resources in their communities including behavioral and mental health services, school psychologists, mentoring, volunteer opportunities and bullying and suicide prevention resources. While counseling will not be provided on site, youth will be directed to local professional organizations that can provide them with needed services.  

The California Endowment has teamed up with Born this Way Foundation to host a Statewide Youth Summit titled #DREAMBRAVE taking place earlier in the day. As part of the Summit, attendees will march the two miles from The California Endowment’s Los Angeles headquarters to STAPLES Center in an effort to show support for the foundation’s mission.

WHEN:           Monday, January 21, 2013
                       Public hours: 4:00 pm – 7:30pm
WHERE:        STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
The NW corner of Parking Lot 7 on the Corner of W. 11th St. and S. Figueroa St, across from the East side of the Staples Center.

WHAT:           The Born This Way Foundation is welcoming press in the Los Angeles area to come and experience the Born Brave Bus. Tickets to the concert not needed! Guests will be able to enjoy music by Lady Starlight and DJ, White Shadow and fun activities including interactive digital kiosks, games and more.

WHO:             Local partner organizations that will be onsite include Campus Pride, GLSEN, Hive & YOUMedia, the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Council for Behavioral Health, MENTOR, Mentoring USA, The Trevor Project and YSA (Youth Service America).

About The Born This Way Foundation
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community where individuality is celebrated by connecting youth with the skills, resources and opportunities they need to build a braver, kinder world.  BTWF, a non-profit charitable organization, addresses issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development through research, education and advocacy. Please visit and join the youth-powered movement to build a braver, kinder world.

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