OCTOBER 14-18, 2002
Sponsored by West Virginia University at
Social Justice Committee
Funded by West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Monday, Oct. 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.:
- Grand Opening with cake, international desserts and international entertainment; multipurpose room. Carolyn McHolland, chair.
- "GANDHI" video to run continuously from 9:00-11 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. to commemorate Gandhi's birthday, his life and his achievements; cafeteria.
Tuesday, Oct. 15: Three interactive workshops on diversity by Dr. Maura Cullen; multi-purpose room.
11:00 a.m.: "Toto, We're Not In Kansas Anymore"
How do the Wizard of Oz, magic, cars and puppets help us to understand diversity? We are caught in times of political correctness, where "saying' the right things are worlds away from "doing" the right thing. Considered one of the most inclusive sessions on diversity, participants will explore race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, religion, ability, and size discrimination in an interactive format. By using this approach, we can build coalitions, not blame, with groups who never thought they had anything in common with one another.
1:30 p.m.: "Matching the Music with the Dancer: A Garanimals Approach to Diversity Education"
Is diversity education on your campus a hit-or-miss approach? After fall training, do students/staff feel they have learned all they need to or want to about diversity for the year? Providing intentional anti-oppression educational interventions with a sound theoretical base which have long-term results is a challenge for higher education professionals. Participants will be introduced to how they can integrate learning style theory, psychosocial development theory, and anti-oppression education theory to develop effective curricula.
6:30 p.m. "Shh … It's Around the Corner"
Remember being "It" in the game tag? How about "Simon" or "Mother" in a game of "Simon Says" or "Mother May I?" These and countless other games we played as children provided us with afternoons of fun and laughter. For some of us, these were our first life lessons in life about sharing and playing by the rules. A deeper look reveals that the strategies of scapegoating, cut throat competition, exclusion, and a win-lose mentality employed to win these games are similar to the strategies we employ in the adult playgrounds of leadership and community development. This presentation takes a unique look at leadership and its impact on the development of community.
Wednesday, Oct. 16; 12:30 p.m.:
- Presentation by Nancy Nanney, " Islam and Women: A performance in the making"; Rooms 2536-38.
Thursday, Oct. 17; 12:30-1:30 p.m.:
Brown Bag Lunch presentation by faculty delegation to Bulgaria; Rooms 2536-38.
Thursday, Oct. 17; 2 p.m.:
- "World Song" video and free popcorn; Multipurpose room. Announcement of winners in photography competition (Contest begins Oct.1; deadline for submission is Oct. 11.).
Committee members: Carolyn McHolland, Debbie Richards, Rodney Parker, Rebecca McDonald, Dottie Bibbee, Paul Bibbee, Karen Branham, Devika Malhotra, Judy Higgs, Cathy Beaty and Tom Yencha
For additional information, call 304-424-8209 or email.