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Friday, April 22, 2011

Annual Diversity Stride Silent Auction, NJCU

Our fifth Annual Diversity Stride Silent Auction promises to be one of best ever, with several well renowned artists, some of which have won prestigious grants/awards including Fulbright fellowships and whose work has been exhibited worldwide and is currently collected by museums and independent collectors. We also have the work of up and coming artists who have exhibited widely in the metropolitan area and who are already carvi...ng out a niche for themselves. This is your opportunity to own an art work for a fraction of the price you would pay at a gallery and at the same time help us raise funds for a worthy cause. Please mark your calendars for the opening day, which will be held on Tuesday April 19th from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. at the GSUB gallery. The reception will take place in GSUB 129 where you can have some light refreshments and talk to the artists. Attached is the invitation card with the current list of artists who are donating work for this worthy cause.
The work will hang in the GSUB gallery from Monday April 18th through Monday April 25th and you may bid on the art work during gallery hours (12 Noon – 2p.m.) or by appointment (please call Sergio at Ext. 2170) The bidding will close on Monday April 25th at 2:00p.m. sharp! Additionally we have partnered with Applebee’s of Jersey City to help us raise additional funds for the Diversity Stride, so if you are thinking of eating out or ordering take out please print out the attached flyer and present it to your server on April 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st from 11:00a.m. – 10:00p.m. at the Applebee’s of Jersey City (701 Route 440 – In front of the Hudson Mall). For every bill, including those for takeout orders (201-200-9940), accompanied by the NJCU “Dining to Donate” flyer, Applebee’s will donate 10% of that bill to the American Conference on Diversity. “Dining to Donate” flyers can also be printed from the NJCU homepage under University News: http://www.njcu.edu/i2e/news/news_details2.asp?CID=386
All proceeds will benefit the American Conference on Diversity’s Youth Leadership Institute programs, which help high school and college students understand how stereotypes, bigotry, and bias impact negatively on their schools and provide them with the tools necessary to develop their own student-led action plans.
For further information about the Silent Auction, to make an appointment to see the work (starting at 2PM on April 18th), or to make a donation please call Sergio Villamizar, coordinator of NJCU’s Diversity Stride Program at 201-200-2170 or e-mail him at svillamizar@njcu.edu