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Join Forest Whitaker in Defeating a “Death Star” for $50,000

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An online auction of “Star Wars: Rogue One” items is being held by actor Forest Whitaker to support the young women and men of The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI).

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things. Among them is someone doing something extraordinary in real-life – selling the movie experience and items from it to help save the planet.

Forest Whitaker, who plays the role of Saw Gerrera in “Star Wars: Rogue One” the newest episode in the celebrated “Stars Wars” series, is sharing this incredible experience with fans from all over the world – the chance to attend a private screening and after-party, where they’ll have a rebel encounter with Forest Whitaker. The funds raised will support their peace work with young people from vulnerable communities in Mexico, Uganda, South Sudan and the United States.

Star Wars related online auction offerings have been placed on If Only and Sotheby’s websites and are sure to spark the magic of “Star Wars: Rogue One” to fans, while helping bring peace and prosperity to communities in need. Among the unique items auctioned are tickets for the Los Angeles and London premieres and after-parties, valued at between $50,000-$70,000, and includes the chance to meet Forest himself at the London event. 

Other items from the movie include photographs and baseball caps autographed by Whitaker and  a “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” suitcase filled with collectables.

By participating in the online auction, a handful of lucky will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience and contribute to making positive change happen by helping young people from conflict affected places build the future of their communities. 

To bid on the items visit the If Only platform:  or Sotheby’s platform :


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