OKLAHOMA CITY—Science Museum Oklahoma's tenth annual Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit will be open to the public from March 11 – May 11, 2011. Young people throughout Oklahoma are celebrating diversity in creative ways as they explore issues of cultural diversity, human rights, and global peace through the arts. The exhibit features approximately 100 collaborative works of art and poetry by students of all ages.
One of the displays, “Go Wild…Compassion for all of G-d’s Creatures, is a bench painted and collaged by campers at Camp Chaverim in OKC. Information about this work of art and all entries for the state wide Respect Diversity Art & Poetry Contest will be displayed at the exhibit.
Science Museum Oklahoma visitors will have an opportunity to read a framed information card about the motivational factors behind this and all other contest entries on display at the Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit. (Photos and information about past entries are available by e-mail.) Teachers throughout Oklahoma who register to attend the exhibit’s gala will receive Multicultural Professional Development Points.
The Tuesday, March 29, 2011 gala for this exhibit begins at 5:00 p.m. with a program in the Eleanor Maurer Theatre. State Superintendent Sandy Garrett and Lyn Adams, Director of the OKC Children’s Theatre, will present awards to winning schools. Musicians from Westminster School and from Western Oaks Academy will perform for the gala’s 750 guests.
Sponsors for the Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit include MetroFamily Magazine, Oklahoma Natural Gas, the Jewish Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, Walmart Stores, Mohamed Christian Goldberg and the Respect Diversity Foundation.
Gala - Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Program: 5:00 p.m. in the Eleanor Maurer Theatre
Desserts by Starbucks and friends!
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 N.E. 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
To be placed on the guest list and to be admitted free of charge R.S.V.P. 359-0369 or email@example.com
To learn about projects of the Respect Diversity Foundation visit: www.respectdiversity.org; write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 405/359-0369.
This is an excerpt of an article originally published by Oklahoma Citizen.