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Unity Awards

Feb 8, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Michael's On East, Sarasota, FL

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Sarasota Magazine's eighth annual Unity Awards Celebration & Luncheon


Michael’s On East, Feb. 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m



Michael's On East

1223 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

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Sarasota Magazine is proud to host our 2018 Unity Awards, a celebration of the people, companies, and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world. This is our company's eighth year honoring these inspiring champions. Our winners are advocates for those in crisis, for the physically and mentally disabled, and for those from different cultures, genders, races and religious backgrounds.


Our 2018 winners are:


Health Care: Dr. Karen Hamad, Dr. Vida Farhangi and Dr. Wilhemine Wiese-Rometsch at the Jean & Alfred Goldstein Health Center at Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine Practice-Newtown


Nonprofit: Tom Waters, Easter Seals Southwest Florida


Arts: Embracing Our Differences


Education: Vickie Oldham, Newtown Alive


Public/Private Partnership: City of Sarasota/Sarasota County Homelessness Partnership facilitated by Jon Thaxton of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and in partnership with city and county officials


Business: Tarnisha Cliatt, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce


Hurricane Heroes: Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, Ana Suarez, Myreli Zamora of SRQ Florida Helps Puerto Rico


Alumni: 12th Judicial Circuit Judge Charles E. Williams and Charlie Ann Syprett, Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee

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