The African American Network @ the U of R is hosting a Black Vendor Extravaganza on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, LeChase Lounge, G-9576. This event is free and open to all university staff, faculty, students, and the public.
The event will feature nine minority owned businesses that include literature, handbags, clothing, art, make-overs, complimentary eye-lash extensions, jewelry, hair design and more. Highlighted entertainment will include poetry reading, line dancing, and gospel music provided by SHILOH Church of God In Christ.
Starting at 12 noon a complimentary Caribbean and Soul Food lunch buffet will be served until 1:15 p.m. to include: jerk chicken, ox tails, curry chicken, rice and peas, baked mac-n-cheese, green beans with smoked turkey, corn bread, potato salad, and oatmeal raisin cookies.
The African-American Network affinity group at the University of Rochester’s mission is to establish representation within the University community that will foster and strengthen workplace effectiveness and leadership abilities; enhancing professional development and promoting career growth and success within the University.
The University continues to place importance on programs and community engagement that focuses on multiculturalism and inclusivity; whose goal is the recognition and celebration of the many contributions that diverse faculty and staff make to the University environment. To learn more about these initiatives, please visit the Diversity website at http://www.rochester.edu/diversity