Sean Penn fighting Iraq war, poverty, homelessness - all from a bus

April 26th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Sean Penn has come up with a slightly different way to fight for causes, like the war in Iraq, poverty, homelessness and saving the environment a bus.

The actor plans to board a fleet of biodiesel buses and take about 300 people on an 1,800-mile trek across the U.S., ending in New Orleans.

Penn’s brainchild, the Dirty Hands Caravan, will take off April 28 and is expected to arrive in the Big Easy on May 4 for the city’s annual jazz festival.

I see this as a reckoning, the Hollywood Reporter quoted Penn, as saying.

My generation and those that came before have to recognize the numbing of incentive that we’ve passed on to the change hungry, imaginative, smarter than us youth of today, he added.

Penn said he’s simply providing the wheels and the young people are leading the ride.

“The Dirty Hands Caravan seeks to empower young people to stand up for what they believe in, with its longevity based on inspired individuality and pride,” he said.

As the biodiesel buses make their way across U.S. cities, the plan is to have its members volunteer for local organizations or do whatever they feel inspired to do.

With the goal to “encourage individuals to take individual actions,” the caravan will stop at campgrounds where they’ll be joined by musicians, activists, artists, filmmakers and guest speakers. (ANI)

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