Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM (PST)
Join us for a red carpet fiesta benefiting the new 501c3 non-profit, Love Thy Neighbor, Mexico ("LTNM"). Tickets are tax deductible. LTNM promotes awareness in the U.S. about the link between illicit drug demand in the U.S. and the drug war in Mexico. Our mission is to make Americans conscious of illicit drug supply chains and the affiliated human rights violations occurring in Mexico.
Open bar, Mexican Street Fare Dinner, Dancing, & Silent Auction. All proceeds from the event will go to support the non-profit.
Saturday, December 3, 8pm
Cocktail attire fiesta complete with Mexican street foods, tasty drinks, and dancing. Our silent auction includes donations from a prolific Latin American street artist from Chicago, a rare double magnum of Jarvis private collection wine, and a Mexican getaway for you and a group of friends. Also featured will be brand new LTNM-inspired sunglasses from Westward Leaning, a local luxury sunglasses company.
1 South Park Ave, Unit 407 San Francisco, CA
We would like to thank Darren Bechtel and Alex Maasry for opening up their beautiful home for this event.
Friends welcome. Please feel free to forward this invitation. Buy your tickets ASAP as they are limited in quantity. All proceeds go to LTNM. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!
Love Thy Neighbor, Mexico (“LTNM”) is a new non-political, non-profit awareness campaign that uses social media, traditional media, and artistic installations to help young Americans make the link between illicit drug demand in the US and the drug war in Mexico.
LTNM is non-political and is not an anti-drug campaign. LTNM is founded on the idea that one should absolutely know one's drug supply chain just as they would with blood diamonds or Nike sneakers. There are over 20 million Americans actively using drugs, which feeds more then $30 billion each year into Mexico to drug cartels. Mexico has seen more than 40,000 people die over the past 5 years as the country struggles to defend the human rights of its people. Schools are closed, people are living in constant fear. Mexico has devolved into near failed state status. And whether we like to admit it, our drug use is inseparably linked to this state of affairs.
LTNM currently has a 3-pronged approach. Starting with drug education in the US, LTNM wants to create and implement a curriculum that teaches the impacts of a black market of illicit drugs and what American drug demand causes. Secondly, LTNM has launched a social media campaign to reach many Americans as quickly as possible; we will continue to use social media as well as traditional media to spread our message and gain empathy from the American public so that they may be inspired to take accountability. Third, LTNM will create a business consortium of US and Mexico businesses whose operations have been impacted by the drug war. By working at a grassroots level through education and marketing and by working top-down through a business coalition, LTNM is sure to reach a wide audience. We cannot wait any longer to spread the word in the U.S. about how the illicit drug demand in the US is linked to the drug war in Mexico. We are inextricably linked together as two nations, and both nations must stand up together to address the failing systems that have created the conditions for the drug war.