Art auction will benefit City’s Dreamers


The I.D.E.A.S. Club will have a silent auction on March 14 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park. (Courtesy photo)

Celia Jimenez

The I.D.E.A.S. Club will hold the “Art of Persistence,” a silent auction of arts and crafts, on March 14 at El Centro Cultural de la Raza to help “Dreamers” from City College pay for their tuition and books.

DREAM stands for development, relief, and education for alien minors. A “Dreamer” is an undocumented student who is pursuing a higher education.

The club has been gathering paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramic pieces and jewelry since last semester.

The goal of the auction is raise awareness and motivate “Dreamers” to continue their education, and through art and entertainment, raise money for them.

This club also holds workshops to inform these students about how immigration laws can affect on them and how to apply for financial aid. The group collaborates with other organizations, such as Embrace the Streets, which provides clothing to the homeless.

The silent auction will be held at the Centro Cultural de la Raza from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Participants who pay cash may take their piece the same day otherwise it will be shipped after payment is received

Organizers are seeking volunteers and additional art donations, which will be accepted until the day of the event.

The I.D.E.A.S Club can be reached by contacting adviser Rudy Zamora at [email protected] or its president, Kitzia Correa, at (619)761-6296 or [email protected]