Check out Jam for Peace TONIGHT
Fundraising for charity has never been so jammin’
Florida State is known for its philanthropic student body, and the clubs and organizations on campus are a major reason for the positive reputation. Global Peace Exchange is one of those clubs– it is a student run, non-profit initiative that works to establish relationships with non-governmental organizations in developing countries. It gives students the opportunity to work on sustainable development projects on a grassroots level during the summer.
Their latest event coming up to help fundraise for their development projects is a music event known as Jam for Peace. In its third iteration, Jam for Peace features local music talents such as Eden, Southpaw, The Blue Mile, FreeBeer, and more, all playing at Red Rocks and Yianni’s right on The Strip from 10PM-2AM on Thursday, March 24th. There is a $5 entrance fee at the door.
Along with the good beats of the long list of artists set to perform, food and drinks will be available! There will be $1 drinks until midnight, $2 drinks until 2AM, and shots are $2 all night long. Pizza from Decent Pizza and cookies from Insomnia Cookies will keep you satisfied during the event and at an affordable price.
All the proceeds collected during the event will be going toward Global Peace Exchange’s projects in developing countries. This year, Global Peace Exchange has sixteen volunteers participating in four different projects in Cambodia, Rwanda, Nepal, and Ghana respectively.
The projects all partner with locally-based, non-governmental organizations, which work directly with the local communities to address their needs. The projects lasts two months and focus on areas such as education, business, women and youth empowerment, the environment, and health. Each project varies based off of the goals of the non-governmental organization, the needs of the community, and the skills which volunteers can apply in their positions.
Monique Costner, a Sophomore Media/Communications Major at FSU and Senior Public Relations and Social Media Director of Global Peace Exchange spoke about her feelings toward Jam for Peace. “I enjoy Jam for Peace because it’s a unique way to showcase local talent right here in Tallahassee, all while supporting development efforts in other communities around the world.
“From Tallahassee, United States, to Po Village, Cambodia, and many other places, Global Peace Exchange ultimately works to foster increased understanding and community-based change on a global level.”
Going to Jam for Peace is a fun-filled night, from the four hours of non-stop music, drinks, and food, to a raffle event where you can win from a variety of prizes (it takes place at 1AM). Even if you can’t make it, you can still contribute by posting a photo of yourself with the hashtag #JamforPeace before the event begins, being sure to tag @gpe_fsu as well, and you could win a gift certificate for a large pizza from Milano Pizzeria.