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Diversity Week 2016 -Tuesday's Schedule

Tuesday, October 11th 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / Consent Photo Booth 

Commons Area, Mountainlair (front of Soda Machine) 
Professional photographer will be present with message boards for encouraging active consent. Students who participate will be entered into a raffle for an “Eat Around Morgantown” package containing gift cards and coupons to eateries around town. Title IX – It’s On Us WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

12:00 – 1:00 PM / Connect with Clay 

Health Sciences Center, Room 1909 
Vice President David M. Fryson of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will give guests the opportunity to learn more about diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout WVU. No registration is required. Guests are welcome to bring their lunch while they listen to this presentation. 

12:00 PM / African Dance Ensemble 

In front of Jac’s, Mountainlair 
Dr. Michael Vercelli, Director of World Music with students 

3:00 – 4:30 PM / Accountable Communities at WVU: Personal Accounts and Discussions of our Roles in Building a One Mountaineer Family

Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair 
Attendees will be able to identify an inclusive community and describe examples for how all WVU students, staff, faculty and the local community members can contribute to an inclusive environment. Panel discussion. Sponsored by Center for Excellence & Disabilities 

4:00 – 7:00 PM / Negro Leagues Beisbol: African American Baseball and Hispanic Culture Exhibit 

Erickson Alumni Center 
A traveling exhibit depicting the lives of athletes of color during racial segregation in the United States is making its way to Morgantown. The exhibit began its two month stay at the Erickson Alumni Center on September 18. Light refreshments provided. 

4:00 – 5:30 PM / Food: The Farm to Fork Continuum 

Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair 
Four Davis College faculty members will participate in the panel to discuss interrelationship of farm-food-diet. Faculty persons will share their expertise and experiences on how agricultural and livestock produce meet with science and engineering and turn into delicious foods worthy of our forks that we cannot live without and drinks such as beer. At the Davis College, we put science and engineering at work to make food abundant but safe and rich in human nutrition. Panelists include: Dr. Brett Kenney, Professor Food Science. Dr. Sven Verlinden, Associate Professor Horticulture. Dr. Litha Sivanandan, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor. Dr. Megan Govindan, Associate Professor in Human Nutrition & Foods. Sponsored by Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 

4:30 – 5:30 PM / Renee Nicholson: Going My Own Way 

Laurel Room, Mountainlair 
Bridging together a life of dance, disability, and writing. A talk about how using the unique aspects of your life and experience to weave together meaningful work. 

5:00 PM / Hearts of Gold Service Dogs 

Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair
Explanation of Hearts of Gold Service Dog program, including courses offered at WVU, volunteer opportunities, and dog fostering opportunities. 

5:30 PM / Race, Religion and Politics: Impacts of Election Rhetoric

Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair  This panel discussion will explore the divisive language used during the election season and its impact on minority communities across America. Our panel of distinguished guests, will discuss the current political landscape from a Muslim-American and mediacentric perspective. The WVU Muslim Students Association hopes this discussion will identify problems and solutions to this issue and provide us with a framework for where we should go to promote unity across our nation and on this campus. 


5:30 PM / Consent & Sexual Assault Discussion Panel 

Commons Area, Mountainlair (in front of ticket office) 
WVU Peer Advocates and SGA will aid in the facilitation of a discussion based around consent to be held in the common area of the Mountainlair. Title IX – It’s On Us Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

6:00 PM / After Stonewall and After Marriage: From LGBTQ Rights and Politics to #MoreThanMarriage 

LGBTQ+ Center (Hodges Hall G-06) 
After Stonewall is a 1999 documentary screening about 30 years of LGBTQ rights activism since the 1969 Stonewall riots. Discussion after the screening on the current state of LGBTQ rights and politics in the US. 

7:00 – 8:30 PM / How Students Can Lead Society to be More Diverse and Inclusive 

Ballrooms, Mountainlair 
Professor Daniel Brewster will moderate a panel of student leaders from across campus on the issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and student and young people can lead Society to be more diverse and inclusive. Mountainlair Ballrooms. Professor Daniel Brewster, Moderator and panelists: Jihad Dixon, Shanawar Waris, Julia Durbin and Alex Wilkinson.