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Diversity Week 2016 - Thrusday's Schedule

Thursday, October 13th 

12:00 – 1:00 PM / The Green Zone Initiative 

Health Sciences Center, VP Administration Conference Room 
Join Assistant Professor of English Tom Sura and student veterans as they discuss ways for faculty and staff can work effectively with student veterans, especially those contending with the signature wounds of war: traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Limited seating is available, and registration is required. Please contact Joanna DiStefano to RSVP – Joanna.DiStefano@hsc. 

12:00 PM / Safe Zone Workshop 

Lincoln Hall Library (Evansdale) 
The mission of Safe Zone is to foster an atmosphere of support and celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning individuals on the WVU campus. We do this by identifying, educating, and supporting allies on our campus, such as students, faculty, and staff who consider themselves to be open to and knowledgeable about LGBTQ issues. Sponsored by LGBTQ Commission 

3:00 – 4:30 PM / Country Roads, Take Me Home 

Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair 
Attendees will be able to demonstrate 2 assistive technology pieces available to individuals with select needs; identify and describe additional services at WVU and the community for individuals with disabilities; and review the WVU campus and design and discuss how current design provides access to individuals with disabilities. Sponsored by the Center with Excellence and Disabilities 

5:00 PM / International Night 

Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair 
This event will raise awareness with numerous cultures and heritages present on campus through a single event, International Night will highlight the diversity at WVU. Yielding both cultural and educational benefits for students, the event will feature student organizations that reach globally through food, music, dance and educational exhibits. International Night will be an enjoyable experience to celebrate our differences while promoting the unity of our one mountaineer family. Garrett Burgess and Morgan King, Student Government Association (SGA) and various Student Organizations 

5:00 – 6:30 PM / Exploring Geographies of Race in the US 

Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair 
Faculty will explore the spatial experience of race in the US through housing and discrimination and segregation, a problem which has undergirded other racial problems and present today. Cynthia Gorman, Assistant Professor of Geography; Jonathan Hall, Assistant Professor of Geography; Insu Hong, Assistant Professor of Geography; Maria Alejandra Perez, Assistant Professor of Geography; and Bradley Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography Department of Geology & Geography 

6:00 PM / “Audism Unveiled” 

Gluck Theatre 
Audism Unveiled will help educate and spread the knowledge that the oppressed are not alone, and share a common bond with many others who have experienced it. It is also beneficial to educate yourself, by seeing the many faces of audism, and the deep emotional scars resulting from this discrimination. Sponsored by Accessibility Services Academic Affairs *Attention: The movie is subtitled for the signing-impaired* 

7:00 PM / Coffee House Poetry Night 

Gold Ballrooms, Mountainlair 
Join the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for our Coffee House Poetry Night featuring Orville the Poet, The Poetic Rock star and Luki for an evening of poetry speaking about unity and social issues and family. Laugh and snap your fingers to their powerful words. This is a free event. For more information contact Ed Cole –
Sponsors: Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; WVU Libraries; and Division of Student Life 

7:00 PM / Candlelight Survivor Support Walk 

Mountainlair Green 
The walk will begin at the Mountainlair Green with remarks from a speaker highlighting the importance of survivor support. The walk will continue down High Street, up Spruce Street, and return the Mountainlair Green. WVU Peer Advocates and resources will be available before, during, and after the walk. Title IX – It’s On Us Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

7:00 – 9:00 PM / Campfire Night 

Health Sciences Center Lawn, front of Pylons 
All are welcome to an evening celebration of inclusivity and acceptance. Guests are encouraged to bring their guitars to jam with friends and have some s’mores. Presented by Student Life Events in cooperation with SGA