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West Virginia University Activities and Events

The following information concerning West Virginia University Social and Environmental Justice related activities and events is generally updated at the beginning of each calendar month. Before committing to an activity or event please check for cancellations or changes since they were originally posted here. See Local News for non-CCSJ news, activities, and events organized and/or taking place in the Morgantown area. See Regional News for non-CCSJ news, activities, and events organized and/or taking place outside the Morgantown area.

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WVU Council for Gender EQuality

For information please go to their website or email cge@mail.wvu.edu.

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WVU NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES Program

For information, please contact Bonnie M. Brown, Coordinator of the Native American Studies Program, West Virginia University, PO Box 6284, Morgantown, WV, 26506-6284, NAS.WVU.EDU, @WVU_NASprogram, or call 304-293-4626.

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WVU CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND RESEARCH

The WVU CBC provides educational, social and cultural support for African and African American students, faculty, staff and community members.

: Congratulations to Delegate Anitra Hamilton, president of the Morgantown/Kingwood Branch of the NAACP, on receiving the 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award.

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“The community is invited to gather, reflect upon and celebrate the Black presence in West Virginia on February 1. Shaniqua Williams, assistant professor of political science, will be the speaker.”

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“The exhibit, which opens the door to the African American experience in the United States from the time of slavery to the election of Barack Obama, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mountainair Vandalia Lounge. This
unique curator-led experience gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Homage was designed and created.

“Each artifact represents an icon, cultural phenomenon or pivotal historical moment, and accompanies works created by artists and creatives. Highlights of the collection draw attention to key figures such as Booker T. Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Frederick Douglas and various artifacts from moments in the civil rights movement.”

February 6: Women’s Basketball Black History Month Celebration - Coliseum - 6:00 p.m.: “Join the Mountaineers as they celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with a pregame clinic at 6 p.m. at the Coliseum in collaboration with other women’s sports team members. At halftime, the Mountaineers will recognize all NPHC fraternities and sororities for their work on campus. Tipoff against Texas Tech is 7 p.m.”

For more information about the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, please go here For a full calendar of WVU Center for Black Culture and Research events go here.

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WVU LGBTQ+ CENTER

See their website for more information on this and other monthly and weekly activities, and to register for events, or follow them on Facebook.

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2024 WOMEN LINK CONFERENCE

The inaugural Women Leading, Innovating, Networking, Knowing Conference will feature a robust lineup of speakers, presenters and panelists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20th at the Morgantown Marriott Waterfront Place.

The PowerPoint-free event aims to create a support network across the state that empowers women to lead.

A panel of three women leaders working in higher education will discuss imposter syndrome while panelists from NASA and other industries examine male-dominated occupations and solutions to these issues.

Participants will also learn how to use the results of the CliftonStrengths® assessment as women leaders.

All women or anyone interested in exploring ways to bridge gender gaps are encouraged to attend.

Find the full schedule and register to attend here.

WVU EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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“Displacing Territory” Talk is Thursday, February 1 at 4:30 p.m.: The WVU Humanities Center is thrilled to welcome Dr. Karen Culcasi, a past Humanities Center Fellow, for a thought-provoking discussion based on her new book, Displacing Territory: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Jordan. This event will be in the Milano Room of the Downtown Library and promises to shed light on the complex realities of refugee life.

“In Displacing Territory , she delves into the deeply personal experiences of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Jordan, explores how their individual understanding of territory shapes their sense of belonging, and navigates the often-mismatched borders imposed by the Western perspective. Through powerful storytelling and meticulous research, Culcasi reveals alternative conceptions of territory that exist outside the traditional state-based divisions.

“Presciently, Culcasi brings us into refugees’ diverse realities through their own words. In a time of global upheaval, her scholarship promises to be impactful in shaping the discourse on displacement. Her focus on Jordan, a Global South state that hosts the world’s second-largest number of refugees per capita, serves to reframe the potential strategies in global humanitarian efforts. Her presentation promises to challenge the stereotypical portrayal of refugees often prevalent in the Global North, fostering empathy and understanding for their experiences.

“Culcasi is an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geography in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

“Following the talk, a reception and book signing will provide an opportunity to meet Culcasi and purchase a signed copy of Displacing Territory . This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Joseph Deal, program assistant, at joseph.deal@mail.wvu.edu.”

Find the full schedule and register to attend here.

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