Hope North will hold its first ever gala on September 18 at City Winery in New York City, where it will honor Mary-Louise Parker with an evening of spectacular live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction.

Hosted by Susan Sarandon and Forest Whitaker, the event’s growing host committee includes ELEW, Adrian Grenier, Taraji P. Henson, Eva Amurri Martino and Kyle Martino, James McAvoy, Hunter Parrish, Di Quon, Trudie Styler, Chris Talbott, and Sharon and Michael Zambrelli.

Hope North is educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.

Founded in 1998 by artist and former child soldier Okello Sam, Hope North is an accredited secondary school located on a 40-acre campus with an international arts center, vocational training, and a working farm, staffed by 26 dedicated Ugandan educators. Over 1,500 vulnerable youth have lived at Hope North, and today 255 incredible youth are working towards their degrees and planning careers. These youth in turn are contributing to peace-building by organizing educational theater and soccer tournaments throughout the north, an area destroyed by years of war, reaching thousands more.

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