Four members of Arcade Fire will lecture a course at the University of Texas in Austin on March 19.
The course will be about Haiti’s current economic crisis.
It’s a topic the band knows well: The four band members who will lecture the course, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Will Butler and Marika Anthony-Shaw, have all volunteered and personally helped with the relief crisis. All four members will include their personal stories when they speak in March.
The goal of the lecture is to teach, but also encourage students to get out there and help the country, which is still in shambles two years after a 7.0. level earthquake rocked the region.
Since the earthquake happened, Arcade Fire has been one of the most generous celebrity donors. They have raised over one million dollars to help the country.
Arcade Fire has a special connection to the country because band member Régine Chassagne was born in Haiti.
Clearly, giving back and teaching has been just as important to the band as making music.
Back in 2010, band member Will Butler returned to his alma mater to speak about social activism and how it can relate to music.
SOURCE: Rolling Stone