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Posted: 2/23/2006

During the week of February 27 to March 4, 2006, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) will celebrate and honor diversity through exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and forums highlighting art and culture from around the world. 

"Honoring Diversity Week," which allows students, staff, and faculty to share their rich diversity and vast experiences of cultures from near and far, also will be marked by the launch of a newly redesigned and enhanced "Diversity" section of the SON website

This year's event, held in conjunction with Peace Corps Week, is planned by nursing students, many of whom are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; the Student Government Association; and the JHUSON Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee. 

Schedule of Events:

Monday
Gallery & Display of Africa & the Caribbean (All Day)
10:30-1:30  Food vendors selling food from Guatemala, Tibet, & Trinidad, Main Lobby
12:00-12:30  Break dancing kids performance, Cafe Area
12:30-1:30 Lunchtime Diversity Forum with Dr. Barbara Baum, Room 9/10
3:30-4:00 Harp Performance by nurse Carol Joy, Cafe Area
4:30-6:30 Native American Guest Speakers, Room 9/10

Tuesday
Gallery & Display of Europe, Asia, & the Pacific Rim (All Day)

Wednesday
Gallery & Display of the Americas & US cultures (All Day)
12:30-1:30 International Potluck, Room 9/10
12:45-1:15 African Resurrection Dance/Drum group performance, Cafe Area

Along with the values of excellence, accountability, responsibility, and integrity, the Johns Hopkins University embraces diversity as a core value needed to enhance all of our activities and accomplish the mission of the school.   Honoring Diversity Week is also aligned with the goals of Peace Corps Week, which aims to educate Americans about other cultures and peoples and enable them to better understand the world, themselves, and others.