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Open house for the Center for Resilient Communities

Join us for an open house to celebrate the unveiling of the Center for Resilient Communities' space at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The Center will work with communities to transform areas such as agricultural development, health equity, social enterprise, environmental sustainability and community revitalization.

At the 9 a.m. coffee hour, the Center’s director, staff and supporters will share their ongoing work and future plans to advance justice, equity and social action across Appalachia. 

At 10 a.m., artist Raymond Thompson, Jr. will open his new photography exhibit, "Appalachian Ghosts," in the Center for Resilient Communities' gallery space.

About the artist

Artist Raymond Thompson Jr with his chin resting on folded hands

Raymond Thompson, Jr. is a freelance photographer and multimedia producer based in Morgantown, W. Va. He currently works as a multimedia producer at West Virginia University. He received his masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin in journalism and graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in American studies. He has worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Times and the Associated Press.