On February 8, 2008 Jedidiah and thegluenetwork.com rallied their friends, family and the local community of San Diego to STAND UP for homeless youth across the US. Hosted by the Airport Lounge in downtown San Diego, STAND UP was a night of live art, music, and social awareness intended to raise money for Stand Up For Kids (a non-profit organization that exists to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward life-long personal growth).
Upon entering, attendees were invited to donate their old cell phones to SUFK and have their picture taken while sharing their “imagine if…”
The Airport Lounge proved to be a perfect venue to host the event. Braille, Theory Hazit, Ohmega Watts, and DJ Trent Dean pumped out the jams as slides were projected on the blank white walls of the the posh airport reminiscent inside bar. The main attraction was outside where a bunch of us artists got together….Johnny Rodriguez, Ekundayo, Pancho, Eukarezt and many more collaborated on a 16′ X 8′ mural. The walls in the outside courtyard were laced with artwork from the Ground Up Pirates, an artist collective from Hawaii who made the trek out from the Islands to participate in the event.