Tuesday, June 1 at 11 a.m. the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be hosting the Jump-OFF Tour in McArthur Court, a free diversity celebration concert aimed to reach out to youths to spread positive messages for a better future.
The Jump-OFF Tour is a volunteer ran event, featuring top 40 radio performers such as Platinum artist Frankie J, Jay Sean, Paloma, Maxso and others. Typically the Jump-OFF tours only in California elementary, middle, and high schools; however, Rachel Parra, NAACP’s local chapter 2nd vice president, worked with promoters to bring it to Eugene, Ore.
Local performer, Lele Parra, is the opening act for the tour. The twelve-year-old Eugene native began singing for the NAACP Jr. ACTSO program last year and is currently a student at the Shedd Performing Arts Institute.
The University of Oregon Department of Equity and Diversity, NAACP’s Youth Council and University of Oregon Student Lauren Short, are teaming up together to bring in sufficient donations to make this concert happen. The University of Oregon is donating facilities for the event, along with covering set up costs. The NAACP is still accepting monetary donations to be used towards the concert.
For more information about the Jump-OFF tour, visit http://www.myspace.com/thejumpofftour.
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