25-year-old former University of Delaware rugby player Nate Henn was one of 74 people killed in a terrorist bombing in Uganda during the World Cup finals over the summer.
Henn was working for the nonprofit group Invisible Children, which advocated for the rights of children who are forced into fighting and young girls who are forced into sex slavery.
The Ugandan students Henn worked with “fell in love with Nate’s wit, strength, character and steadfast friendship,” said a blog post on the Invisible Children website. “They gave him the Acholi name ‘Oteka,’ which means ‘The Strong One.'”
A few weeks after Henn’s death, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz paid tribute to Henn by wearing a personally designed “I Heart Nate Henn” t-shirt at VH1’s Do Something! Awards in July. Wentz later asked his fans to consider donating to the Nate “Oteka” Henn memorial fun though NateHenn.com.
That was one of the first of many tributes and organized benefits set up to commemorate Henn’s life and cause (including a great one at The Huffington Post). Tonight, we have one of our own here in Fayetteville.
At 9 p.m. tonight, George’s Majestic Lounge, will host a benefit for the memorial fund set up by Henn’s family to continue the work that Nate dedicated his life to.
The lineup features four local DJs: Bizar, Merl, Jason Dub, and Domewrekka.
There will be a raffle of giftcards from local businesses and a silent auction of artwork from local artists and other donated items including and XBOX 360 and some Razorback apparel.
The suggested cover donation is $5.
- Nightbird Books: Professional Women’s Network Washington County
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
- Whole Earth Organic Lounge: The Indigo Gathering
- UA Student Union: Nadi Cinema ( Ramchand Pakistani)
- Teatro Scarpino: Live jazz
- Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Michael Baker Brown – Voice Recital
- Arsaga’s on Crossover: Matt Baird
- George’s Majestic Lounge: DJ Bizar / DJ Merl / Jason Dub / Domewrekka
Fayetteville Public Meetings
- City Council Meeting (agenda): City Hall, Room 219 – 6:00 p.m.
- Environmental Action Committee – Subcommittee Meeting: City Hall, Room111 – 6:30 p.m.