By Whitney Mann, Student Reporter
A Jam for Justice concert will take place Thursday to raise awareness and money to fight injustice in the world through International Justice Mission.
Jam for Justice will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bean Sprout and will last for about three hours. Bands playing at the concert include Death by Space Laser, Streets of Simon Lee and Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys.
The International Justice Mission supports the cause of helping others and restoring justice around the world by raising funds and awareness.
Jordan Williams, sophomore accounting major from Longview and coordinator of the event, said he thinks IJM will serve refreshments. Last year the group served coffee and snacks, and it seemed to be a big hit, Williams said.
Also last year, the concert included a few more bands than this year. Williams said the concert seemed to be really long though and he hopes everyone will hang around the entire time because this year there are fewer bands.
In the future, Williams said he hopes to have more time and ability to let bands express their interests in playing. This year the event had less time, so Williams asked only the specific bands to play.
“As far as I have seen, everybody is pretty pumped about the concert,” Williams said. “The last one had a pretty good turnout, so this year we are really hoping to have even more.”
IJM members are expecting several hundred people to show up for the event.
The ACU band-recruiting network is interested in getting more bands to join in on events such as Jam for Justice, Williams said. If people are interested they should e-mail Jordan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Williams said he thinks the concert will go well.
“There is simply no better combination than great bands and coffee, throw in a good cause, and you’ve got a great time,” Williams said.
Another student, Ashleigh Cardot, sophomore social work major from Abilene, said she is excited about the concert. She said she remembers hearing about it last year but was unable to attend. People enjoy the idea of a concert for a good cause, Cardot said.
Cardot said she thinks International Justice Mission is a good organization.
“I think IJM stands for something that is really important, and I definitely am going to try to make it to this concert,” Cardot said.