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Sheryl Crow and Laurie David bring “Stop Global Warming College Tour” to Loyola

Loyola press release - March 28, 2007

(New Orleans)— Activist and Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow and global warming activist Laurie David are bringing the StopGlobalWarming.org "Virtual March” concert tour to Loyola University New Orleans.

The show is scheduled for April 12, 2007, at 8 p.m. at The Republic. Use of the venue is being donated for free by owner Robert LeBlanc, a Loyola business alum. Six hundred tickets will be available to Loyola students, staff, and faculty with a valid Loyola ID, beginning Wednesday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Office in the Danna Center. Any leftover tickets will be made available to other local college students on April 11, 2007.

Members of the press are invited to attend a press conference to be held on Loyola’s campus the afternoon of the show, 4 p.m., April 12. Crow and David will take questions and talk about their tour and mission.

The 90-minute show at The Republic will include remarks by David, a short performance by Crow, clips from An Inconvenient Truth, humorous clips from top comedians, and a dialogue with students. The group will hold a press conference that day at 4 p.m.

The multi-city tour begins April 9th and will travel across the Southeastern United States in a bio-diesel bus to ten other schools, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Florida, Middle Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, and George Washington University. The goal is to motivate college students to become part of the movement to stop global warming and demand solutions from themselves, their schools, and their country. The tour will conclude on April 22nd, 2007 at the George Washington University Smith Center, where they will celebrate Earth Day.

StopGlobalWarming.org is a call to action for Americans to voice their concern about global warming. Over 675,000 individual “marchers” from around the country, including 31 U.S. legislators, mayors, and governors, have joined the virtual march to acknowledge immediate the impact of global warming and to demand solutions to the problem. The movement has galvanized support from leading scientists, political and religious leaders, corporations, and individuals. During the two-week tour, college students, university leaders, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to join the virtual march.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.