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2019 Diversity Week Event Schedule

Sunday, September 15



4:00pm - 5:30pm

Interfaith Celebration

Join us and come listen to leaders form various religions through speech, blessings, music and singing.  Food and refreshments will be provided. All Mountaineers and members of the Morgantown Community are invited!

Featuring: Akeya Carter-Bozman;  Zac Morton of the First Presbyterian Church; Rabbi Joe Hample of the Tree of Life Congregation; Pastor Adeniyi Adebisi of the Redeemed Christain Church of God; Pastor Tony Setley of the Lutheran Campus Ministry; Apostle Kirk M. Moore and Jotwyla R. Moore of Restoring Life Ministries 

Mountainlair Ballroom

6:30pm - 8:00pm  Still, They Resisted

Ted Hoover, from the Persad Center in Pittsburgh, will share a presentation entitled 'Still, They Resisted: The Lesser Known Heroes of the LGBTQ Rights Movement' 
First Presbyterian Church

Monday, September 16



10:00am - 1:00pm  

"A Different World" Tour    

Evansdale & Downtown

12:00pm - 1:00pm

WVU's State of Diversity with VP Meshea L. Poore   
Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Kick off Diversity Week by joining us for an address by VP Meshea L. Poore. VP Poore will share her vision for the future of diversity, equity and inclusion for our Mountaineer Community! 

Hosted by the WVU Law School

Sponsored by Insomnia Cookies
WVU Law School 
College of Law Event Hall (Room 180)
4:30pm - 6:00pm  

A Tribute to Hispanic Heritage

Featuring: Culturas, WVU Latin Dance Club
Mountainlair Ballroom
7:00pm - 9:00pm
"Speak My Language" Poetry Night

Join us for an evening of soul, culture, and expression, hosted by the Black Student Union! 

Poetry by Crystal Good
Music by Black Garlic

Hosted by the Black Student Association and Student Government Association
Mountainlair Ballroom

Tuesday, September 17

10:00am - 12:00pm

We the people: Exploring citizenship and immigration

It's Constitution and Citizenship Day! Join us for a discussion on immigration policies, topics and stories. 


Joseph Cohen, Executive Director of the ACLU West Virginia


Alison Peck, Director of the Immigration Clinic


Mountainlair Ballroom
10:00am - 3:00pm  

"Diversity in a Snap" Photo Booth

Express yourself! What does diversity  mean to you? Share your photo on social media using #WVUDiversityWeek for a chance to win prizes!

Sponsored by Insomnia Cookies
Evansdale - Towers
2:00pm - 4:00pm  

International Game Day

Come out and try your luck at our students' favorite international games!

Hosted by the Intensive English Program
Mountainlair - Shenandoah Room
4:00pm - 6:00pm   Film: The Embargo Project

The Women's Resource Center, Native American Studies, and DDEI  celebrates a free screening of The Embargo Project, an anthology of five short films by Canadian Indigenous women commissioned by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Participating in a collective process, each director created a film under restrictions imposed on them by their peers, to push each artist into new creative territory.
Brooks Hall 
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Play like a girl: A discussion on women in sports and media  

Dr. Paola Boivin

Meghan Duggan

Dr. Tomika Ferguson

Keli Zinn


This event will be moderated by Emily Corio, Teaching Associate Professor at the WVU Reed College of Media.

Hosted by the Reed College of Media and the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Mountainlair Ballroom

Wednesday, September 18



10:00am - 3:00pm "Diversity in a Snap" Photo Booth    

Express yourself! What does diversity  mean to you? Share your photo on social media using #WVUDiversityWeek for a chance to win prizes!

Sponsored by Insomnia Cookies
Mountainlair - Scholar's Lounge (2nd floor) 

11:30am - 1:00pm

Women of Color Luncheon

(Sold out)

Hosted by the Council for Women's Concerns

Mountainlair Ballroom

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Feud  

It's time for Family Feud with your host, Timmy Eads, the Mountaineer Mascot! Three games will be played - two preliminary rounds and one championship round! 

Register your team online:

Take the Family Feud Survey for your chance to win a $25 gift card:

*Winner will be announced at the event on September 18.

Hosted by Talent and Culture

Gluck Theater

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Gilbert Singletary: All men are created equal


The School of Public Health will welcome international speaker and bestselling author, Gilbert “Gil” Singletary, PhD, JD, to campus as part of 2019 Diversity Week. 

Dr. Singletary will present “All Men Are Created Equal,” an engaging and powerful presentation that will acknowledge the 400th anniversary of when the first Africans were brought to the country and how that ties to the social justice tenets of public health.  

This event is open to the general public, and all WVU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. 

WVU Law School
College of Law Event Hall (Room 180)

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez: Stereotypes, Humor & Black Twitter Narratives in the 21st Century


Come out and listen to our keynote speaker, Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez of Baylor University. Dr. Moody-Ramirez will be speaking about Stereotypes, Humor & Black Twitter Narratives in the 21st Century.

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media. She joined Baylor in 2001 and has maintained an active research portfolio in addition to her teaching and leadership roles. Her research emphasizes media framing of people of color, women and other underrepresented groups. 

Mountainlair Ballroom

Thursday, September 19



10:00am - 12:00pm

Green Zone Training

Increase your awareness of the institution's policies regarding student veterans. Learn how to effectively work with veterans with brain injuries and PTSD. 

Hosted by the Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs

Mountainlair - Shenandoah Room

11:00am - 1:00pm
"A Different World" Tour (rain date)
Evansdale & Downtown

Session I 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Session II 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Hidden Figures in the Stars

Movie: "Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson"

"Hidden figures in the Stars"celebrates the astrophysics contributions of WV women including Katherine Johnson's contributions to NASA space flight program. 

Hosted by Belinda Cheeseboro, Dept of Physics and Astronomy

White Hall Planetarium

7:00pm - 9:00pm   

Learn from the Queens: Diversity and Drag

The LGBTQ Center is hosting “Learn from the Queens: Diversity and Drag” an informative, educational and fun drag show!


Robin Hearts-Love      


Dimitria Blackwell     


Gluck Theater

Friday, September 20

11:30am - 12:30pm

Puppy Love! 

Relax and enjoy some time with our "Hearts of Gold" service dogs. "Hearts of Gold" raises, trains and places dogs to assist people with disabilities. You don't want to miss out!

Hosted by
hearts of gold
Mountainlair - Rhododendron Room
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Appalachian Arts & Poetry

Experience Appalachian culture through poetry, art and music! 

Poetry by: Torli Bush, Kirk Judd, 
Rayna Momen, Renee Nicholson

Artists: Jamie Lester and Jane Michael

Music: Tyler and Tiffany

Hosted by the AAUW
Mountainlair Ballroom (Gold)
6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Back Mixer

A meet and greet for Black graduate students, faculty and staff. 


Hosted by Black Culture and Research. 
Evansdale Crossing - 5th floor

Saturday, September 21



11:00am - 3:00pm

International Street Festival

Bring the family to downtown Morgantown Saturday, September 21 to get a taste of the many different cultures in the community. There will be food, entertainment, games for the children and fun for all!

Register your student organization to participate in the International Street Festival: 

High Street, Morgantown

Prize Sponsors: Mountaineer Zone, UniversiTEES, Kroger, Zenergy Cycling

 *Please continue to check the Diversity Week schedule for new events, updates, and changes.

 *Events do not require registration, unless noted.