The theme for Temple University’s second annual Respect Week is “Respect: Give it. Get it. Earn it. Keep it.” Respect Week began last year as an effort to raise awareness on campus. Student Affairs decided to set a week aside to illustrate how they think respect should be demonstrated.
Festivities will begin Monday, Feb. 11 and continue through Saturday, Feb. 16. Some activities include the Candlelight Vigil at 5 p.m. on Monday and on Valentine’s Day, the New York cast of MTV’s “Real World” will serve as a panel in a discussion about respecting diversity.
Temple Student Government decided to bring the diverse individuals of the “Real World” cast to Temple in order to help our campus community better understand what it’s like to live together and get along. Since many students are familiar with the show, TSG feels that they will be a good group to demonstrate diversity in the “real world.” Movies, music and lectures will also be featured throughout the week.
Respect Week is about understanding and valuing these distinctions and bringing people together to celebrate them.
Student Body President T.J. Baker wants the Temple community to know how to live and get along with each other.
“Our students just need to see more of what’s going on in the real world,” Baker said.