Hofstra University students in New York will “Rock the Debate” at a free concert as part of its Educate ’08 event series this Saturday, October 11, on the Intramural Fields located on the North Campus.

The Rock the Debate concert, presented by Hofstra Concerts, begins at 11:30 a.m and is open only to current Hofstra students with a valid Hofstra I.D. The event will include performances by three student groups: the Alpha Phi Alpha step team, SPIT, and 6th Element. Following the student performances special guest Lisa Hannigan will open for the day’s featured performer, Jason Mraz.

In 2002, Jason Mraz’s first studio album, Waiting For My Rocket To Come, was released and achieved platinum status. Since then Jason has released the live CD/DVD Tonight Not Again, Grammy award winning MR.A-Z and a digital only live album Selections For Friends in 2006. His current album release, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard chart and is soon expected to go gold. The first single “I’m Yours”, has received over 20 million plays on YouTube and has also achieved platinum success. His current tour coincides with the release of his new book, a thousand things, a collection of polaroids taken from his various trips around the world while touring.

A suggested donation for the concert is a non-perishable food item for Rock CAN Roll, a volunteer, non-profit, hunger relief organization and think tank. The organization collaborates with rock concerts, schools, corporations, and private individuals to collect canned and non-perishable food ( and basic provisions ) for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty.

In addition to the performances, there will be an “Express Yourself” tent at the fields where students will present displays and activities concerning various issues affecting the United States and the world today. Complimentary food and other student festivities will be on hand.

Educate ‘08 is Hofstra University’s unprecedented educational effort that engages students, faculty and the public in a year-long series of conferences, events and lectures about the 2008 election, politics and presidential history.

Source: Media Newswire

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