March 31 ‘Rock Against Rape’ concert to benefit advocacy group for victims of sexual violence

Photo of drum setThe NIU Women’s Resource Center will sponsor the DeKalb area’s second annual Rock Against Rape benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Admission is $5 for students and community members. All proceeds will go to the national organization PAVE, for Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment. Through art, education and grassroots action, the nonprofit group works to raise awareness and advocate for victims of sexual violence.

Rock Against Rape concerts are held annually in communities and on college campuses nationwide as fundraising events for domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.

Ticket purchasers for DeKalb’s Rock Against Rape event will get the opportunity to check out the local music scene, as well as contribute to an agency that provides essential victim advocacy services.

Socially conscious local bands and artists who are donating their time and talent to DeKalb’s Rock Against Rape concert include Arian Seeley, Mike Fingsten, Magna Junta, Lady Tiger Lily and Olive, Emanuel Vinson, Mother Folkers, Lester Chesterfield and Solid Silver Car. The diverse lineup promises to satisfy any musical taste.

This event is open to the public. No reservation is required, though some tickets are available for pre-purchase. More information is available online or call (815) 753-0320.

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