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UWF Holds A Vigil For Peace

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Bob Barrett
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WUWF News

About three dozen students and faculty gathered on the outdoor balcony at the UWF Wellness and Counseling building Thursday evening for a short candlelight vigil for peace. 

Dr. Kim LeDuff, the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice provost for Equity, Diversity and International Affairs at the University of West Florida, led the group with music and poetry.  

The crowd was invited to stay, have a bite to eat and reflect on the events of the last week. Summer, a student at UWF says she hopes the small gesture made at the event makes a statement. She thinks thinks students can make a difference if they step up.

People at the event were given electric candles to hold during the ceremony. Maury, another UWF student says every little gesture brings the world closer to change. And as the music played and people shared some food, Dr. LeDuff hoped that the evening would be a first step towards trying to make sense of the world situation.