Kathleen Hanna has unveiled a new charity t-shirt line, TEES 4 TOGO, in support of a Pasadena-based non profit organization called Peace Sisters. All proceeds from the shirts will assist the funding of girls’ school tuition costs in Dapaong, a city in Togo, West Africa. The shirts cost $40—the price for girls to attend school there for an entire year.
The line features the faces of Grimes, Carrie Brownstein, Patton Oswalt, Kim Gordon, Ad-Rock, W. Kamau Bell, Joan Jett, Chuck D, Kristen Schaal, and Justin Vivian Bond. See some of the shirt designs below and view the entire collection at the TEES 4 TOGO web store.
Kathleen Hanna discussed her decision to work with Peace Sisters founder Tina Kampor in a statement:
We’re not gonna have equality in the world if we don’t hear African women’s voices. And we’re not gonna hear women’s voices if they have no education. Another part of this is Trump saying Africa is a shithole. How can I respond to that as a citizen? How can I do something positive in light of that? I found an organization run by somebody who grew up in West Africa, who flies money back to the school every year, and has already been doing it for 15 years. This is my opportunity to be an ally to her already successful project.