West Virginia University will celebrate Diversity Week with a mix of in-person and virtual events, providing several opportunities for participants to celebrate the diverse cultures they love and/or explore new ones that broaden their horizons.
Sponsored by various academic units, departments and student organizations, events will take place from Saturday (Oct. 8) to Friday, Oct. 14.
The week will kick off Saturday with the International Street Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Courthouse Square, Morgantown.
Featured events include:
“Disability, Diversity, Ableism & Inclusion,” hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, from 10 a.m.-noon Monday (Oct. 10) in the Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair
“Black Hair and Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism,” sponsored by Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, from 6-8 p.m. Monday (Oct. 10) in the Gold Ballroom, Mountainlair.
“Sickle Cell Blood Drive,” sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement, from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 11) in the Gold Ballroom, Mountainlair.
“National Coming Out Day Open Mic Night,” sponsored by LGBTQ+ Center, at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 11) at the Maple House.
“Comparing and Contrasting Different Beliefs: Similarities & Differences of World Religions,” sponsored by the WVU Honors College, from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 12) in the Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair.
Title IX 50th Anniversary Celebration, sponsored by Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, from noon -1 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13) in the Mountainlair
“The Racial Understanding Project,” sponsored by Dismantling Racism Together of First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown and Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13) in the Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair