Thursday, February 9, 2023

Organization for Women of Ethnicity host auction

Looking for an event on campus that showcases talent and raises money for charity?

The Organization for Women of Ethnicity (O.W.E), an organization on campus that aims to promote self-love and empower women of all ethnicities, will be hosting a date auction on Oct. 23.

“It’s a variety/talent show. People bid on performances if they liked it or were entertained,” President of O.W.E Alex McCall said.

The bidding will start at $5 for the acts that choose to participate in the bidding. McCall added that some acts have chosen not to be bid on.

The proceeds of the event will be donated to a breast cancer charity of O.W.E’s choice, as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In previous years, bidding went to domestic violence charities. In 2013, O.W.E raised close to $150, and the year before they raised approximately $200.

“We’re never disappointed,” O.W.E Public Relations Chair Dani Filicetti said. “The money goes to a good cause.”

O.W.E Vice President Jeri Bacchus said last year, half of the ballroom was filled and very responsive to the event.

McCall said that O.W.E is not looking to change much from the previous years, but are hoping to revamp the hype back to where it was.

“We want to bring different performances, try to attract more freshmen and change the host to bring hype,” McCall said.

O.W.E wants to keep the event a positive one by keeping it fun and respectful. Filicetti said they had issues in the past where the audience was disrespectful toward women.

The event has held different performances of singing, dancing, poetry and rapping in previous years. The organization looks forward to bringing more variety to the auction this year.

“We hope people come out and have a good time to support a great cause, as well as a great organization,” Filicetti added.

Email Angiolino Campodonico at angiolino.campodonico@cardinalpointsonline.com.

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