April 9, 2013
/CNW/ - Juno Award winning artist Lights will perform acoustically and speak with students about her work with World Vision during the 30 Hour Famine live cast on
. She will be joined by host and former Much Music VJ Sarah Taylor, and a lineup of emerging student talent.
The event will be live casted from
7 - 9 pm EST
Students across the country will participate in the 30 Hour Famine, by going without something they feel is important for 30 hours, to support life-changing projects around the world. Lights, in her fourth year as a 30 Hour Famine ambassador, will also take part in giving up food for 30 hours along with the students.
Lights recently visited
and Taylor Sri Lanka, where they saw the impact World Vision programs are having in the lives of children and families, similar to projects supported by youth doing the 30 Hour Famine.
"It's important for us to understand how fortunate we actually are. Because every day there are kids going without the basics" says Lights. "The Famine gives us the chance to feel what it's like for these kids, what it feels like to be hungry. The Famine actually lets us do something to help these kids in need."
Youth can choose to support one of 17 World Vision projects such as emergency nutrition in
, helping at risk youth in
, supporting youth fighting injustice and violence in the
and water projects in
This has been a busy year for Lights and Taylor. Lights is releasing Siberia Acoustic, a re-imagined and stripped down version of her gold-selling album,
, with a North American tour to follow. Taylor continues to use her influence to highlight social issues that are important to her. Follow them on twitter at
Anyone wishing to participate or support the Famine can go to
for more information.
World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.