Original Story (08/06/20): Following the announcement of his new adidas partnership, NYC-based DJ and comedian Kerwin Frost has now announced a 36-hour live-streamed “variety show” style telethon with the goal of raising $5 million for Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, which works to advance the liberation and prosperity of black and brown communities across the country through day camps, COVID relief, legal defense, and more.
The telethon will take place starting on August 15th but will go live via Twitch and TikTok at 11AM CT on Sunday, August 16th. Viewers will be able to donate directly, via an auction, and through the show’s gift shop, which will feature merch made in collaboration with the immensely popular Cactus Plant Flea Market. The program itself will be produced by the same people who worked on the popular and off-beat children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! and will likely include numerous high-profile guests. In fact, Frost has already released a self-directed short featuring A$AP FERG performing a spoken-word piece as part of the project.
You can check out Frost’s posts on the telethon down below. Be sure to visit the event’s website to donate directly and stay in the know about next week’s merch drop.
Update (08/11/20): Kerwin has unveiled the lineup for his 1st Annual Telethon in support of Know Your Rights Camp. Some of the names revealed include Sheck Wes, Lil Yachty, Kehlani, Beck, and Anderson .Paak.
Also, the telethon’s gift shop is now open. CPFM items available include a t-shirt, hoodie, and a 16″ jumbo pencil inspired by the pencil tattoo on Kerwin’s face. Check out the pieces below and make sure to catch the telethon on Sunday, August 16th 11am-11pm CT via Youtube, Twitch, or TikTok.
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I’ve got a crazy plan to raise $5 million dollars for Colin Kaepernick’s @yourrightscamp and I’m calling every artist, company and resource in my network to help me with this mission. I’m putting together a telethon that’s going to air in August- a 36 hour variety show live-streamed featuring many special guests that’ll encourage you to donate. Co-produced by the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba! The Know Your Rights Camp is doing amazing work for the black community- through youth daycamps, a COVID relief fund AND a legal defense fund- I want to help them in a dramatic way by mobilizing people to create a moment, that spreads awareness about the KYRC and social justice issues black people are facing daily. Stay tuned for more information!