This month, The Buzz is proud to host a DJ lock in to benefit The Harry Potter Alliance. The lock in will take place from noon on Thursday, March 19 to noon on Friday, March 20. The cost is $5 per DJ per show. Half of the proceeds will go to The Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit organization.
Originally created to bring awareness to human rights violations, The Harry Potter Alliance has expanded to campaign for literacy, economic justice, gay rights, labor rights, and more.
The lock in is open to all St. Bonaventure students and faculty. Sign ups for time slots will be posted in the station a week before the event, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. DJs can sign up for multiple time slots.
DJ lock ins have been successful fundraisers in the past. Our last lock in supported The March of Dimes Foundation that hosted its March for Babies walk on campus last semester.
The Harry Potter Alliance was founded in 2005 by comedian Andrew Slack and the band Harry and the Potters which collected donations for Amnesty International at its shows. From there, the Alliance partnered with other Harry Potter fans using the franchise to raise awareness for causes like net neutrality, immigration, and marriage equality. The author of the best-selling series, J.K. Rowling, told Time magazine, “It’s incredible, it’s humbling, and it’s uplifting to see people going out there and doing that in the name of your character.”
The other half of the proceeds form the lock in will go towards improvements to the station.
To learn more about The Harry Potter Alliance visit