By Wendy Sarubbi | October 1, 2014 11:27 am

senator geraldine thompsonThe College of Medicine is celebrating UCF Diversity Week October 13-17 and you’re invited.

The largest event will be a Multicultural Day Celebration on Friday, October 17 that gets its inspiration from a location not too far from us – Walt Disney World’s Epcot – with a World Showcase of information, entertainment and foods from countries around the world.

The celebration runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Piazza. You’ll have a chance to sample drinks and small bites representative of a variety of world cultures and cuisines and faculty, staff and students will perform music, dance and other artistic mediums that celebrate their culture. And there will be some surprises as well!

On Monday, October 13, writer, teacher, lecturer and activist Julian Bond will speak at UCF’s Diversity Week kickoff breakfast on the main campus.

At 12:15 p.m. that day, State Senator Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, will speak at the College of Medicine on “Remembering and Reflecting on the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Impact on Healthcare in Central Florida.” The presentation is part of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion’s ongoing Lunch and Learn series and will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Senator Thompson is the museum founder of The Association to Preserve African American Society, History and Tradition. She will speak in room 101 of the medical education building. Bring your lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please join us for all these events to celebrate the diversity that makes us strong.


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