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WVU announces 2020 Diversity Week events

WVU’s annual Diversity Week, set for October 11-16, 2020, promotes celebration, education and understanding of different identities and experiences present on our campus. Diversity Week is designed to create an atmosphere that provides the WVU community the opportunity to explore different cultures, engage in discussions that bring new perspectives and celebrate the presence of and contributions made by people of all identities and experiences. Our Eberly College students, faculty and staff are offering several events throughout the week. Learn more about Diversity Week and the events below.

2020 Eberly College Election Series: The Value of Citizenship

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Greg Graham, associate professor in the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss the value of citizenship. He will raise the current crisis in policing as part of a global crisis in the legitimacy of the state and posit that this manifests as a palpable depreciation in the value of citizenship in liberal democracies.

Learn more about the event.

Indigenous People’s Day: Allyship and Advocacy

Monday, Oct. 12
10 a.m. 

Bonnie Brown, program coordinator of the Native American Studies Program, will give a presentation on advancement in the Indigenous Peoples’ Day movement moderated by Aisury Vasquez, WVU diversity outreach coordinator.  

Advancing Disability Justice on a College Campus

Tuesday, Oct. 13
6 p.m.

Eberly College students Lauren Florio (Psychology), Nicolette Edwards (Political Science) and Vanessa Bishop (Multidisciplinary Studies) will serve as panelists in this discussion.

Learn About Islam

Thursday, Oct. 15
7 p.m.

Biology students Nisa Rana and Sarah Zanabli will present this talk hosted by the Muslim Student Association.

You Are Enough. A Thousand Times Enough.

Friday, Oct. 16
1 p.m.

Lupe Davidson, director and academic coordinator of social justice affairs for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and Woodburn Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, will give a keynote talk hosted by the Women of Color Committee.

Black Lives Matter and Student Advocacy

Friday, Oct. 16
6 p.m.

Eberly College students Tracey Picou (Multidisciplinary Studies) and Camryn Presley (International Studies and Spanish) will serve as panelists in this discussion.