Jan 04, 2009 0
January 4, 2009 • Jennifer • Leave a Comment
Emmanuelle as well as Robin Wright Penn, Maria Bello, Mia Farrow, Emile Hirsch and Joel Madden will be speaking at an event sponsored by The Community on January 14 in Hollywood to speak out against the violence, in particular the sexual assaults committed against girls and women in Congo.
Emile Hirsch proved to be one of Hollywood’s most promising young actors with his performance in “Into the Wild,” the movie based on Jon Krakauer’s bestselling book about the life and tragic death of Christopher McCandless in Alaska. He also had a small but powerful role in ” Milk,” playing a supporter of slain San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk.
Hirsch, 23, says a trip to Congo with Oxfam last year — to witness the brutality against women and children — sparked his drive to raise awareness about that deadly conflict.
After returning, Hirsch said in a statement that he “will never forget the haunting images I saw.”
Hirsch will join several Hollywood activists, including Robin Wright Penn, Maria Bello, Mia Farrow, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Joel Madden, on Jan. 14 in Hollywood to speak out against the violence, in particular the sexual assaults committed against girls and women in Congo. The gathering is sponsored by TheCommunity.com, the social networking site owned and operated by Napa resident and human-rights activist Mary Wald.