Awareness Events

Gala

Our galas bring prominent world speakers to discuss a wide range of topics for students at the University of Florida. Previous speakers have included Mr. Dean Hirsch, CEO of World Vision; Allene Zanger, Regional Director for the Peace Corps; Dr.Judith Lewis,Director for the World Food Programme and Mr.Dave Robinson,Executive Director of Pax Christi USA.

These speakers are internationally recognized experts on a series of fields such as foreign policy, disarmament and international relations. Similarly, many of them have traveled for peace to many regions in the midst of war and conflict, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel, El Salvador and Colombia.

Multicultural Night

To continue with our mission we raised funds to furnish uniforms, the building of a primary school, and scholastic material for one year for 25 Ugandan children in the village of Ongutoi through our “Multicultural Night”, a wide-school event on November 13, 2008 at Columbia University. This event was not only socially and culturally stimulating but also educated faculty and students on the diverse background of its students and the richness of culture that many students at School of Public and International Affairs and on campus possess.

The event was extremely successful, gathering more than 350 attendees. Opening remarks were made by the Honorable Consul of the Republic of Indonesia, Mrs. Trie Edi Mulyani, followed by salsa, debke, belly-dancing, tango performances, a variety of food dishes and videos prepared by the student body.