When you’ve spent several years living underground, or out in the stark quiet of the desert, what it’s like to find yourself back in an apartment with cable TV and a fridge stocked with food? In State of the Re:Union’s Las Vegas episode, we explored the world beneath the casinos: a network of flood channels running under the city that have become home to a community of people. Transition back to “normal” life after living in the tunnels is no easy experience. But, as State of the Re:Union’s Senior Producer Tina Antolini shows us, they’re getting some outside help…Las Vegas - Coming up from Underground
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The perfect collaboration has occurred to keep you looking fly and giving back! We couldn’t be more happy to bring focus to some of the amazing local charities that we’ve discovered and pair them with celebrated artists in the respective locations. This project with Ropeadope is all about community and culture—spread the word and the love.
It is common to see that unequivocal red sleeve tag on many of the T-shirts being worn around SOTRU’s office. Ropeadope’s distinctive tag, inventive designs and consistent quality has made them a premier online T-shirt retailer. Clothing is just a small part of who Ropeadope is. The brand is also a record label and esteemed cultural collective that shares that same community driven conscience as State of the Re:Union. So, it made so much sense to team up with them in a new T-shirt project that will be benefiting selected local charities. And just for the record, the collaborative moniker “SO-dope” was shot down . . . way down.
Today marks the first release of the project with three more to follow. The four designs are based on locations that SOTRU has featured in radio episodes. From there, a charity in the area was selected to get a portion of the proceeds of T-shirt sales. And lastly, we chose celebrated artists that are based in the respective city. Here is the breakdown:
Release Date: March 18th
Artist: Stephan Maman
Charity: Shine a Light
Release Date: April 12th
Artist: Jim Darling
Charity: PATH – People Assisting the Homeless
Release Date: May 17th
Charity: Urban Word NYC
Release Date: June 14th
Artist: Brandon Ortwein
Charity: HAAM – Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
You can go here to pre-purchase the first shirt in the series, Stephan Maman’s Las Vegas design to which some of the proceeds will go to Shine a Light.