People Awareness Week

Published: January 13th, 2004

Category: Memos

J. Michael Rollo, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

The Office of the President and the Division of Student Affairs encourages you to join the celebration of diversity during People Awareness Week 2004, Jan. 26 to Jan. 30, 2004.

Celebrating its 14th year, People Awareness Week continues to promote interaction and positive relationships throughout the University of Florida and supports us in learning about each other. Weeklong festivities encourage the acceptance, respect, and appreciation of diversity throughout the campus in relation to race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, economic status and religious affiliation. You are encouraged to discuss barriers that exist in celebrating diversity and to develop strategies to eliminate these barriers.

In its 14-year history, People Awareness Week has provided thousands of dollars to student organizations and campus offices in mini-grant funding for diversity programming, recognized nearly sixty student, staff, faculty, and community leaders with humanitarian awards, and encouraged the youngest members of the university community with a children’s art show and teen service awards. This year, 12 events have received mini-grant funds totaling $3500.

As part of the 2004 University of Florida People Awareness Week Program, a special awards program to recognize student, faculty, staff and community members who have made significant “humanitarian” contributions on campus and in the local community has been established.

This year’s award recipients will be recognized at the President’s Humanitarian Award Reception on Jan. 27th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rion Ballroom in the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida with ceremonies at 1:00 p.m.

A calendar of events for People Awareness Week is available on the PAW Web site: .

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