Go Suburban, a local band, will headline a free anti-pornography benefit concert, sponsored by the BYU Unraveling Pornography Club, at 7 p.m. on Saturday at The Wall.
Andrew Dixon, a nutritional science major from St. Louis, Miss., and president of the club, hopes the concert will be a “chill environment” where students can listen to good music, gain an education regarding the club’s vision and learn how to get involved.
“The vision of the BYU Unraveling Pornography Club is to educate and edify students on the destructive and addictive nature of pornography and empower them to actively take a stand against it,” Dixon said.
Dixon also believes that every student has a voice, which has the power to change not only BYU, but the world as well.
“We have the opportunity to be a part of the movement that will define our generation as the generation who fought for morality,” he said.
The benefit concert is just the beginning of the club’s efforts to fight pornography at BYU. On Nov. 14, Fight the New Drug, a Salt Lake City startup that provides information on the harms of pornography, will give a presentation on campus. The mission statement on its blog aligns with the goals of the BYU Unraveling Pornography Club.
“Fight the New Drug exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using science, facts and personal accounts,” it reads.
Students are encouraged to attend the concert to obtain more information regarding the harm pornography can inflict and what one can do to fight it. More information on Fight the New Drug can be found at fightthenewdrug.org.