Join the fun! USF Health’s Multicultural Week Celebration is full of activities

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.

 -Video and photos by Freddie Coleman




Thursday, November 16

International Coffee Break

8:30-10:00 am, WELL Lobby

Stop by for a cup of coffee, pick up your Passport, and review the day’s programs and events.


Cultural Fiesta

11:00-2:00 pm, WELL Courtyard

The tradition continues – it’s party time!  Come out and be a part of a fun and exciting event that celebrates the diversity at USF Health.  Featuring a Food Truck Fiesta, music, dancing, and a talent show you will not want to miss.


COPH Networking Event with Communty Partners and Student Organizations

1:30-2:00 pm, COPH Lobby

Join us for the opportunity to engage our community partners and faculty, and learn more about our student clubs and organizations.


COPH Dean’s Lecture Series:  Greg Musselman, Community Outreach Coordinator, Refugee Resettlement Program, Lutheran Services Florida

2:00-2:30 pm, COPH 1023A

Imagine facing death and chaos on a daily basis.  Imagine being persecuted simply because of your race, ethnicity, or membership in a particular political or social group.  Imagine having to forcibly relocate and begin new lives in another country that is unrecognizable or unfamiliar.  Imagine having nowhere to call home.  Greg Musselman who works with refugee populations in Tampa Bay will address the current political, social, employment, housing, and immigration obstacles and challenges facing refugees.


Movie:  Girl Rising

2:45-4:30 pm, COPH 1023A

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.  The Girl Rising film spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams.  Popcorn, snack and beverages will be served.


One Woman’s Journey: Angie Uwimana

4:30-5:00 pm, COPH 1023A

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


Friday, November 17

International Coffee Break

8:30-10:00 am, WELL Lobby

Stop by for a cup of coffee, pick up your Passport, and review the day’s programs and events.


International Festival of Food Potluck

12:00-1:30 pm, Rotunda

Celebrate the closing of Multicultural Week with an International potluck featuring dishes from around the world!  Desserts provided by student clubs and organizations.  Open to all members of the USF Health Community. Dishes are strongly encouraged. Sign up for a dish by Sunday, November 12, by visiting


Cultural Competency Seminar

12:00-4:00 pm, CPH 2003

Cultural competence involves understanding and appropriately responding to the unique combination of cultural variables and the full range of dimensions of diversity that the health care provider and patient/client bring to interaction.  This seminar sponsored by the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Care will provide participants with an understanding of cultural competence and its application in practice, particularly in working with children with disabilities.  Presenters:  Linda Whitefield, PhD and Abraham Salinas, MD, PhD.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 15 to Esther Telusma at