Not that we planned out themes for each day of the Fourth Estate Summit, but if we did, Saturday’s theme would have been “UNREAL”.
Day Three brought with it speeches from some of the most important leaders in the world of international justice. Jaws were having to be lifted off the floor approximately every 22 minutes.
Very, very notable additions to Day Three:
+ Three of our favorite rockstar supporters – Sophia Bush, Don Cheadle, and Kristen Bell – took to the stage during the evening session to prove they unfailingly stand behind our mission of #zeroLRA. They are the coolest cats in town.
+ C.J. Campbell received the 2013 Action Award for his positive impact in the lives of others. His humility was only outweighed by our joy in seeing his reaction to receiving the award when he came on stage.
+ Kunangbangate Belaha was presented with the 2013 Peace Award for his work in bringing safety to central African communities. As a leading figure in the quest for #zeroLRA, we are inspired every minute of every day by his personal sacrifice and heart for our mission.
+ The AMAZING score written and conducted by Leland Cox, performed by the Hans Zimmer Orchestra, and choreographed by LXD ended the evening in the only way an evening should ever end – with laughter, and joy, and dancing. But the audience was truly the best part of the finale with their highly coordinated, glow stick wielding arms.
In the coming days (weeks, months), we will be trying to wrap our heads around this event. The sheer volume of passion, energy, solidarity, and hope the attendees have for achieving true international justice was the most epic thing to witness. Further recaps, thoughts, and behind-the-scenes highlights from the Summit will be steadily making their way onto the world wide web.
But in the meantime – watch our continuously looped livestream footage of all the speakers, play-by-plays, interviews, and shenanigans that made the 2013 Fourth Estate Leadership Summit one for the record books.