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A week full of fun at the USF Health Multicultural Week Celebration

USF Health is celebrating Multicultural Week. Here are some images capturing the week-long celebration. Farther below is the schedule for the events.

Monday, November 13

Coffee kicked off the week-long celebration. As guests sipped their java, they placed pins on the USF Health world map, marking their home countries.


Microaggressions – Power, Privilege and Everyday Life

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.  Maggie Denney, assistant director and Title IX coordinator, offered insight into the impact of microaggressions and why they matter. – Photo by Ryan Noone, University Communications and Marketing


Tuesday, November 14

Moving Art

Art complements diverse cultures: Moving Art helped create an extraordinary experience where students, faculty and staff models represent their culture through traditional clothes, becoming walking art works, against a backdrop exhibition featuring the works of renowned local Pop artist James Rosenquist.


Wednesday, November 15

More Reasons to Dance.

In the WELL Fitness Center, Thalia Arbalez, an internationally acclaimed dancer and certified Zumba Instructor who has Down Syndrome, led a room full of students in a Zumba class.

Thalia Arbalaez taught a special Zumba session during Multicultural Week.


Thursday, November 16

Cultural Fiesta

The tradition continues – the milestone event that celebrates the diversity at USF Health is the Cultural Fiesta. Delicious food truck tastings, music, dancing, and a talent show kept everything fun and lively.


One Woman’s Journey: Angie Uwimana

Angie Uwimana, a refugee from the Congo, shared her personal story about being a refugee, and her experience with education and journey to Tampa.



 -Video and photos by Freddie Coleman




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