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2017 Diversity Week Schedule

DIVERSITY WEEK

OCTOBER 7 - 14, 2017

Schedule Highlights

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Saturday, October 7th

2:00 – 8:00 PM / Annual Diversity Cup – Five vs. Five Coed Soccer Tournament
CPASS/Towers Fields
Event open to all WVU students. Access registration link and
tournament rules: http://cpass.wvu.edu or contact Evan Banasick: etbanasick@mix.wvu.edu
Sponsored by College of Physical Activity and Sports Science, Campus Recreation and Sport Management Club

Sunday, October 8th

2:00 – 5:00 PM / Soccer Tournament – Award Ceremony CPASS Turf Field
Professor Gonzalo Bravo, College of Physical Activities Sport Sciences

7:00 – 9:00 PM / “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation”
Gluck Theater, Mountainlair
This documentary film highlights the success of the Iroquois Nationals and the Haudenosaunee Spiritual connection to the “Creator’s game.”
Sponsored by Native American Studies

Monday, October 9th

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / “It’s on Us” – Title IX Bystander Intervention 
Across from Mountainlair – Brick Area
Meet the WVU Peer Advocates and receive a free “It’s On US” T-shirt for downloading the WVU University Police Department LiveSafe App.LiveSafe allows reporting an anonymous tip by calling campus police or 911 and view a map of the latest information on crimes reported in the area and notify friends in real-time of your location and safety.
Title IX – It’s On Us, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1:00 – 4:00 PM / Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Wise Library - Milano Reading Room
Edit-a- thon aims to highlight outstanding women of color from Appalachia in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) who have been hidden to mainstream history by adding and editing articles to the globally edited online encyclopedia. Come out and learn first-hand
how to do this. Experience is not required. Kelly Doyle, WVU Libraries 

5:00 PM / Muslim in Appalachia
Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
Screening and discussion about this 360° video series, which enables viewers to
step into the worlds of Appalachian Muslims to experience what it means to navigate Muslim and Appalachian identity while challenging stereotypes of both. Associate Professor Dana Coester, Reed College of Media

5:30 PM / RAPtivist
Ballrooms, Mountainlair
Aisha Fukushima is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism) a global hip hop project spanning nearly 20 countries and four continents, highlighting the ways culture can contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging oppression with expression. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman whose work is influenced by her global upbringing with roots spanning from her birthplace of Seattle,
Washington to her other hometown of Yokohama, Japan. Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Funded by the WV HEPC (Higher Education Policy Commission)
 
6:30 – 8:30 PM / The Defamation Experience
College of Law, Lugar Courtroom
The Defamation Experience—a unique, interactive diversity program— is comprised
of three components. First, a dramatic courtroom trial, which explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class, and the law. Then, at the conclusion of the trial, audience members
will serve as the jury to deliberate and render a verdict. Finally, through a moderated post-show discussion, you will get to engage in civil discourse designed to challenge preconceived notions.

7:30 – 9:30 PM / What is Diversity and Inclusivity: How Can We Discuss Civility?
Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair
A panel of student leaders will discuss issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Moderator: Daniel Brewster, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Panelists include: Jihad Dixon, Shanawar Waris, Sara Berzingi, Aishwarya Vijay, and Julia Durbin.

Tuesday, October 10th

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / “It’s on Us” – Title IX Bystander Intervention 
Across from Mountainlair – Brick Area
Meet the WVU Peer Advocates and receive a free “It’s On US” T-shirt for downloading the WVU University Police Department LiveSafe App. LiveSafe allows reporting an anonymous tip by calling campus police or 911 and view a map of the latest information on crimes reported in the area and
notify friends in real-time of your location and safety. Title IX – It’s On Us, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

11:30 AM / 25th Annual Peace Tree Ceremony
Between Martin and Elizabeth Moore Hall (Inclement Weather: Mountainlair Ballrooms)
Chief Oren Lyons, Onondaga Indian Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, Haudenosaunee, is this year’s featured guest of honor. The American Bald Eagle “Freedom” will be on hand with Jo Santiago, handler from U.S. Forest Service International
Programs. Hosted by Native American Studies by Native American Studies

NOON / Steel Band Food Court, Mountainlair
Michael Vercelli, Director, World Music


12:00 – 1:30 PM / Diverse Identities in Higher Education
502-A Allen Hall
Graduate students in the Higher Education Program will discuss issues related to socially constructed identities and their implications for social equity and inclusion. They will share their own journey of self-discovery and awareness. Take this opportunity to reflect on our own positionally in regards
to social justice. Dr. Erin McHenry-Sorber and doctoral student Lorena Ballester, College of Education and Human Services

1:00 – 2:30 PM / DiversiSHE
Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair
A fun and interactive look at past Lady Mountaineers; how they’ve impacted Appalachian history and been impacted by their own diverse roots. An event that will encourage open conversation over snacks, games, and prizes. Featuring guest speaker, Sara Berzingi. Sponsored by WVU American Association of University Women

1:00 – 3:00 PM / Safe Zone Workshop
Evansdale Library, Room 228/229
Safe Zone Workshop is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, community members and allies to learn about gender and sexual identities, as well as LGBTQ specific issues. The workshop also identifies supportive individuals within the WVU campus and provides them with knowledge and resources to support and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Hosted by LGBTQ+ Center

4:30 PM / Green Zone Training
Laurel Room, Mountainlair
This event is to increase awareness of the institution’s policies regarding Student veterans and how to effectively work with veterans with brain injuries (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Thomas Sura, English Department
 
5:00 – 7:00 PM / Bodies of Truth: An Artist’s Creative Exploration through Cancer
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Pylons
Wheeling based artist Lacie Wallace shares self-portraits and other artwork she has painted throughout her experience in and out of hospitals as a patient with cancer as she has become “more aware of my new body, my cancer body.” Light refreshments to be provided during exhibit.
This exhibit is hosted by Expressive Writing in the Cancer Institute Pilot Project,
WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Health Sciences Library, Quality of Life Initiative and WVU Libraries.

5:30 PM / Welcome Reception and Book Signing with Chief Oren R. Lyons
Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair

6:00 PM / “Peace, Equity, and the Good Minds” – Lecture with Chief Oren R. Lyons
Blue Ballroom, Moutainlair
Sponsored by Native American Studies

Wednesday, October 11th

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / “It’s on Us” – Title IX Bystander Intervention
Across from Mountainlair – Brick Area
Meet the WVU Peer Advocates and receive a free “It’s On US” T-shirt for downloading the WVU University Police Department LiveSafe App. LiveSafe allows reporting an anonymous tip by calling campus police or 911 and view a map of the latest information on crimes reported in the area and
notify friends in real-time of your location and safety. Title IX – It’s On Us, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM / Women of Color Luncheon
Ballrooms, Mountainlair
The Council welcomes keynote speaker the Honorable Meshea Poore, attorney and former Delegate to the House of Representatives. She will inspire and connect us to the campus and community.
Ticketed event – SOLD OUT 
Hosted by the Council for Women’s Concerns

3:00 PM / Broken Plate: Food Justice Across Divides
Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair
A screening of an in-depth reporting project that is part of the Social Justice Reporting collaboration between Morgan State University and West Virginia University media students. This multimedia project tackles the different challenges and issues of food access for urban and rural communities
and engages audiences in crowdsourcing data about food access strategies. Associate
Professor Dr. Joel Beeson, Reed College of Media

4:00 PM / “Girls Rising” Film – Celebrating International Day of the Girl Wise
Library Viewing Room 209
This documentary film is about the transformative power of education in the lives of nine girls around the world. These girls living in the developing world encounter challenges and overcome impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Hosted by WVU’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Peace Corp

4:00 PM / Songwriting Workshop
Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
Let’s create something extraordinary together! Music therapists from the Center for Excellence in Disabilities and students from the College of Creative Arts will guide you through the process of writing lyrics, creating melodies, and choosing instrumentation, so no songwriting experience
necessary! Groups or individuals will have the opportunity to perform their creations at the end of the workshop. For more info, contact Katie Martin at Kathleen.martin@hsc.wvu.edu Hosted by Center
for Excellence in Disabilities and College of Creative Arts

5:00 PM / How to Be an Ally: Sexual Assault and People with Disabilities
Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair
Learn how to support survivors of violence who have disabilities by addressing accessibility challenges and advocating for a fairer, safer society. Samuel Wilmoth, Title IX Education Specialist and Jill Hess, ADA Coordinator Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

5:00 PM / “So you Think you can Dance”
Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair
Show us your moves and we will show you Fuego and Caliente moves.
Hosted by Culturas Student Organization
 
5:30 – 7:30 PM / One Mountaineer Family Feud!
Gluck Theater, Mountainlair
Even the best families sometimes have conflicts. WVU Talent Strategy invites you to a “Mountaineer Family Feud” involving four WVU “families” as they compete in two feuds on Wednesday at the Gluck
Theater.Support your “Mountaineer Family!” Learn something new about the University, Morgantown, West Virginia and have fun while you’re doing it! Hosted by WVU Talent Strategy

6:00 – 7:00 PM / Sex Trivia
Laurel Room, Mountainlair
Test your knowledge with sex-positive and inclusive sexual health trivia questions, team trivia style. Free snacks, giveaways, and prizes for the winners! This event is organized by LGBTQ+ Center, Planned Parenthood, and Students for Reproductive Justice and WELLWVU. Sponsored
by LGBTQ+, WELLWVU, Students for Reproductive Justice, and Planned Parenthood

7:00 PM / Mountaineer Talks
Blue Ballroom Mountainlair
Love TED? Love WVU? Come and hear a pop up lecture followed by a panel discussion. Event is open to all WVU students, faculty and staff. Listen to current students open dialogue to diverse and inclusive ideas and the importance of maintaining respect and civility within our One Mountaineer Family.
Special guests include: WVU President E. Gordon Gee and Vice President David M. Fryson, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Arranged by WVU Seniors Morgan King and Garrett Burgess

Thursday, October 12th

12:00 PM / Creating Welcoming Communities for Veterans and Their Families – Panel Discussion
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Fukushima Auditorium HSC North, Room 1901
Faculty, staff, and members of the community will gather to discuss how veterans and their families are welcomed in our community and key resources for them in relation to education, employment, healthcare, and community support. Sponsored by WVU Veterans

12:00 – 2:00 PM / Safe Zone Workshop
Laurel Room, Mountainlair
Safe Zone Workshop is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, community members and allies to learn about gender and sexual identities, as well as LGBTQ specific issues. The workshop also identifies supportive individuals within the WVU campus and provides them with knowledge and resources to support and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Hosted by LGBTQ+ Center

3:00 PM / “First Generation: This is Her Story”
Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
Join the panel discussion of women who have been the “first” in their family attending Higher Education, and have persisted in acquiring college degrees while overcoming obstacles due to gender and other challenges. Hosted by Upward Bound by Upward Bound

4:30 – 6:30 PM / One Mountaineer Cultural Celebration
Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair
Enjoy and participate in authentic cultural music, traditional dances, food samplings, displays, and more. Experience the various talents demonstrated by our students. Hosted by various Student Organizations

5:00 – 7:00 PM / Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Hodges Hall Room G-42
Women typically are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men and the pay gap is worse for women of color. Learn the salary negotiation skills to help get the raise or promotion you deserve! In the two-hour workshops, participants practice the negotiation process, gain the tools they need to
negotiate for what they’re worth, and learn strategies and best practices to obtain raises and promotions.Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center and facilitated by Jessie Barclay of the WVU Career Services Center
 
6:00 PM / How to Stand Up for Fair Housing
Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
The West Virginia Fair Housing Action Network is recruiting Fair Housing testers. Testers are volunteers who work with WVFHAN to root out housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability status, or because an
applicant has kids. To test well, we need diverse, engaged volunteers who are committed to civil rights. Tests are low-stress and made to accommodate your schedule. Testers are compensated
$50 for each test they do. Amanda Gribble and Nathan Tauger, Northern West Virginia Center for
Independent Living and Carrie Showalter, WVU Student Legal Services

7:00 PM / Poetry Slam – One Mountaineer Family Spoken Word/Poetry Contest
Gluck Theater, Mountainlair
An opportunity to read a poem of your choice or create a poem on what One Mountaineer Family means to you. The winner wins an exclusive video shoot for the winning poem to be showcased on The Center for Black Culture website, and social media accounts. Hosted by the Center for Black Culture and Research To participate must contact: Email Eric.Jordan@mail.wvu.edu

Friday, October 13th

10:00 AM / Donuts and Diversity!
Milano Room, Downtown Campus Library
Expanding Looking at Appalachia: A panel on Intersectionality in Appalachian Photography. This panel will include short presentations exploring different ways of representation and discuss intersectionality* with regard to identities exuded in photos of the people and places of Appalachia.
The WVU Libraries’ exhibit, Looking in Appalachia, will serve as a visible example and provide impetus for conversation. What do these images exude and tell us about the people of the region,
or not tell us? What other ways are populations seen or not seen? What would you like to discuss? Hosted by WVU Libraries.   Email sbdeskins@mail.wvu.edu questions ahead of time or ask at the
event.

9:00 PM – Midnight / Decorate-Your-Own Bowling Pin  
Games Area, Mountainlair Ground Floor
Come to the Mountainlair Games Area to decorate your own bowling pin, Appalachian tyle, to be on display in the Games Area window and on the Mountaineer Week Schedule of Events. All bowling pin and decorating supplies will be provided free. WVUP All Night Event, Provided by Student Life

9:00 PM – Midnight / ONE Mountaineer Family Photo Booth
Mountainlair First Floor
Bring your friends and get a photo to upload to your favorite social media site. WVUP All Night Event, Provided by Student Life

9:00 PM – Midnight / WVU Title IX Peer Advocates
Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair First Floor
As a part of the national “It’s on Us” campaign The WVU Title IX Peer Advocates will have students create empowering messages related to sexual assault awareness, survivor advocacy, healthy relationships and safe communities on quilt patches as a larger part of a campus wide visibility
project. Students will have opportunity to be a part of a video project on what “It’s On Us” means as Mountaineers. Title IX – It’s On Us, WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM / Clearly-You Crystals
Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair First Floor
Get your photo taken individually or with a friend and get it etched into a crystal block. All crystals are packaged in a nice commemorative box all FREE for WVU students. WVUP All Night Event, Provided by Student Life
 
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM / Blanket Tying for the Linus Project
Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair First Floor
Come to the Mountainlair and help give back to your community by joining in the fun to make a blanket for a nursing home, hospital, WVU Children’s Hospital. All supplies are FREE and everyone is encouraged to come and help out. WVUP All Night Event, Provided by Student Life

10:00 PM / Team Trivia WV - Food Court, Mountainlair First Floor
Grab your friends and come to the Mountainlair for Team Trivia. All questions will be focused on Diversity and Homecoming. GREAT PRIZES awarded and no cost to participate. WVUP All
Night Event, Provided by Student Life

Saturday, October 14th

5:00 – 10:00 PM / TARANG Mountainlair
Tickets available at the door. Celebrate the popular Indian “Festival of Lights,” Diwali. It will be a night of culture, music, diversity and food. Presented by the Indian Student Association (ISA) 

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Dinner (Indian Cuisine) Hatfields, Mountainlair

7:00 – 10:00 PM – Cultural Performances Ballrooms, Mountainlair
Tickets can either be purchased on day of the event at Mountainlair or in advance from Chakradhar Reddy, Email cv0008@mix.wvu.edu 

Ticket Price: Children 5 years and under: Free 
WVU Students with valid student ID: $12 per person
All Others:$20 per person