Anyone who needs glasses or contacts to make it through their day-to-day life knows that the ability to see clearly isn't something we can take for granted.
Unfortunately, millions of people across the world don't have the luxury of eye care, which is why Berkeley-based nonprofit Seva is so crucial. For 40 years, the organization has provided glasses, eye surgery and vision treatment to people in over 20 countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico, Peru and Myanmar, and has helped over 5 million people regain their sight.
Oakland's Fox Theater is throwing a star-studded benefit for Seva on Jan. 12, starring rock'n'roll greats Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Grammy-winning folk and blues singer Joan Osborne joins them on the bill, along with activist and spoken word artist Pura Fe and blues guitarist Cary Morin.
The Summer of Love vibes at this show will be strong, with Seva-co-founder, activist and the Grateful Dead's official clown, Wavy Gravy, as host. The event also promises special guests.