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Student Service Group to Hold Art Auction

By the view Staff Article published November 11, 2002

The Alternative Winter Break program will hold an art auction fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Contois Auditorium in Burlington City Hall. Viewing will begin at 6 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. The sale will include offerings from artists of local and statewide prominence.

Profits will help send 15 UVM students to Oaxaca, Mexico, for a 10-day service-learning trip in January. While there, students will team with Community Links, a non-profit organization dedicated to cross-cultural immersion. Students will volunteer with local communities and learn about traditional cultures, ecological integrity, individual and community relationships, political systems and fair business practices.

This program is one of the many alternative-break programs, which include: Alternative Spring Break, Alternative Weekends and Alternative Summer Break. Last year’s Alternative Winter Break program went to Ground Zero in New York to volunteer with a group preparing and delivering meals to rescue workers at the World Trade Center.

Auction information: Ben Zimmerman, 862-2117. For more on alternative break, see www.uvm.edu/~altbreak.