International Justice Mission (IJM), a faith-based organization at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be hosting its annual Just Music benefit concert Friday at 7 p.m. at the North Carolina Study Center. The concert will be headlined by Joel Ansett with opening act Charlie Brown.
The event is dedicated to ending modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and the group is using music as a means of garnering support and awareness.
“We really just want it to be a celebration of people," IJM President Mandy Spalding said. "That’s something that is really important to IJM as an organization. Being able to celebrate people and their dignity through their talents and their music…we just want to be a place to showcase that.”
Just Music will be held on the front porch of the North Carolina Study Center, a place where people can enjoy live music in the predicted warm weather.
IJM member Evan Jordan said that it’s important for people to understand that modern-day slavery still exists and is very common around the world.