People Awareness Week 2000

Published: October 23rd, 2000

Category: Memos

Deb Casey-Powell, Assistant Dean of Students;
People Awareness Week Committee Chairwoman

This week is People Awareness Week at the University of Florida. The Office of the President and the Dean of Students Office are proud to join the campus and community in celebrating the rich diversity at the University of Florida and in Alachua County.

In its eleventh year People Awareness Week 2000 has a seven- fold mission:

  • To provide an opportunity for University of Florida staff and students to focus their attention and programs on learning about the human diversity of the campus community.
  • To promote interaction and positive relationships among people and to support them in their learning about each other.
  • To encourage the acceptance, respect and appreciation of diversity in relation to race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, and religious affiliation.
  • To encourage discussion about the barriers that exist in celebrating diversity and develop strategies to eliminate these barriers within the university community.
  • To celebrate diversity through art, dance, food, film and music.
  • To work toward the development of a campus climate where human diversity is valued and celebrated by the members of the community.
  • To encourage members of the campus community to gain a lifelong commitment to learning about and celebrating human diversity.

Highlights of the week include the presentation of the President’s Humanitarian Awards on October 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Harn Museum of Art’s Chandler Auditorium and the Children’s Art Show at 6:00 p.m. on October 24 in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Other events scheduled during the week can be found at

If you have questions about People Awareness Week 2000 please visit the website above or call me at 392-1261.

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