People Awareness Week 2004

Published: November 24th, 2003

Category: Memos

J. Michael Rollo, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

During the week of Jan. 26, UF will celebrate People Awareness Week 2004.

The goal of People Awareness Week is to encourage members of the UF community to gain a lifelong dedication to learning about diversity. The week will celebrate diversity with art, dance, food, film and music. It is also about encouraging acceptance, respect and appreciation of diversity in relation to race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status and religious affiliation.

All colleges, departments, staff and students are encouraged to promote this annual event by organizing programs that highlight the campus diversity. These programs must be scheduled from Jan. 26-30. Events can range from a speaker, traditional games, cultural cook out, a foreign movie, international dance night, and others.

Event organizers can also apply for mini-grants to help fund the planned events. Mini-grant applications are available online at and are due Nov. 28, 2003.

As part of the 2004 UF PAW program, a special awards program to recognize those who have made significant “humanitarian” contribution on campus and in the local community has been established. Four award recipients will be selected including a student, a staff, a faculty member and a community member. Nomination information is available on the PAW Web site and nominations are due Nov. 28, 2003.

For more information about People Awareness Week or to submit a program for the calendar of events, please visit The deadline to have events listed on the printed calendar is Dec. 1, 2003.

For more information, please contact Beth Waltrip at or 392-1655.

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