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January 13, 2016
 
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Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser

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Media Contact: University Communications and Marketing, 516.877.3693

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:

Adelphi University professors and staff will create more than 150 handcrafted ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowls Project to raise money and awareness to fight hunger on Long Island. All proceeds received from the sale of the bowls will be donated to The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN) in Hempstead, NY. Individuals can purchase a bowl during the Festival of Bread program on February 23, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center 201.

WHEN:

January 16-17, 2016

Construction of the bowls, loading and bisque firing

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

January 26, 2016

Glazing and glaze firing

5:00 p.m. start

Media contact names and information must be submitted to Kali Chan prior to the event.

WHERE:

Adelphi University, Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts, 3D Studio, 1 South Avenue, Garden City NY, 11530         

BACKGROUND:

Since 2010, Adelphi University faculty, staff, students, and members of the Art and Art History Department have participated in these projects by contributing resources, time, and creativity in making handcrafted bowls for the worldwide Empty Bowls Project.

The goal of Adelphi’s participation in the Empty Bowls Project is to raise awareness among its students and the broader community that hunger is not only a third world problem, but a problem that exists in many local Long Island communities. According to the national study Hunger in America 2010, 283,700 people on Long Island receive emergency food each year which breaks down into 64,900 people being fed every week in the numerous food kitchens across Long Island. The study noted that 39 percent of this population is children under the age of 18; however it is the children who “are more likely to experience behavior issues, reduced abilities to learn social skills and impaired cognitive learning-even permanent brain damages.”

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:

Barbara Selva, administrative assistant, Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

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Media Contact

Office of University Communications and Marketing
p – 516.877.3693
e – ucomm@adelphi.edu

 
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