Linkin Park and UN Hold Facebook Townhall to Help Haiti

Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park is one of the top most influential Asian American artists of my generation. His Japanese American father and family were interned by the U.S. government during World War II. When I saw him signing autographs sitting in the Japanese internment camp bunker for his Glorious Excess art exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, I smiled and thought, “Now that’s sweet revenge.”

On Tuesday February 22, 2011, the United Nations and the Grammy Award Winning Linkin Park held a Facebook Livestream townhall meeting to update people on the state of Haiti and to encourage people to donate to Music for Relief.

The whole Linkin Park band was in attendance along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin, among other organizational leaders. The meeting was moderated by Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Director of Market Development.

For a quick and easy way to help, you can donate $10 to the relief effort by texting “RELIEF” to 41010. Extra plus? You can download 60+ music tracks by Linkin Park and friends for donating. It’s a cool eclectic mix to check out if you’re looking for new music to add to your playlists. DONATE NOW!

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