William Jewell College’s Center for Justice and Sustainability sponsors its second Rock Out Reach Out concert at 7 p.m. October 23 at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway in Kansas City, Mo., with a portion of proceeds going to a variety of area organizations supporting women.
“The year 2010 marks the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States,” said Dr. Andy Pratt, director of the Center for Justice and Sustainability at William Jewell. “While much has been accomplished for women’s rights in these 90 years, there are still many women who for reasons of poverty or oppression do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as many of us. We want to acknowledge and celebrate organizations that work every day to make a difference in the lives of women in Kansas City.”
The lineup of bands for this year’s concert includes Oriole Post, Sara Swenson & the Pearl Snaps, The Model Congress, O Giant Man, Heidi Mikhail and the Justice League.
A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold is donated to one of several featured nonprofit organizations. Concert goers choose which nonprofit gets their donation: Keeler Women’s Center, New Roots for Refugees, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault or Veronica’s Voice.
For tickets and more information, go to www.rockoutreachout.org. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Believing that justice and sustainability issues must be addressed by a well-educated and motivated populace, William Jewell College established in 2008 the Center for Justice and Sustainability in order to develop in its students the ability to address significant issues in human communities and in social, economic and ecological systems.
William Jewell College is committed to bringing together talented students and gifted faculty mentors within a vibrant community sparked by a rigorous and intentional liberal arts curriculum. A full range of personal and professional development experiences are presented by the selective national liberal arts college’s location within the Kansas City metroplex of more than two million.