Calendar of Events

Run for Congo Women
• Laura Wright is dedicating a run in the WCU Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon in March to Run for Congo Women, an organization that raises funds for women who have been sexually abused, displaced, and impoverished as a result of war in the Congo.  She plans to do this both on behalf of Run for Congo Women and for the WCU Poverty Project.  She dedicated a race to this cause two years ago and raised over $1000. Here’s a link to more information:

Power Out for Poverty
• From Lauren Bishop: Please join us on 2.16.12 to participate in Power Out for Poverty all day long! This event is a voluntary blackout for one day to support poverty awareness education as a part of the WCU Poverty Project.  It also supports the Battle of the Plug energy competition.  Energy is a basic necessity for economic and social development.  The availability of energy is a key component of alleviating poverty and 1.6 billion people on planet earth still live without it.  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), “Without access to modern, commercial energy, poor countries can be trapped in a viscous cycle of poverty, social instability and underdevelopment.”  Let’s turn off the lights and Power Out for Poverty!

Schedule of Upcoming Events
• February 8th, 6:00: Film/Discussion Series presentation of  Waste Land (Laura Wright and Heather Talley) with discussion led by Erin Tapley, Associate Professor of Art Education
• February 9th: Deadline for Gadfly submissions (Emily Elders)
• February 16th Power Out for Poverty (Lauren Bishop)
• February 21st 7:00: “Global Intersections- People, Agriculture and Community: A Discussion of Farm Labor in North Carolina” (Peter Nieckarz)
• February 27th, 3:30-5:00: Diversity Dialogue on teaching about poverty (Rebecca Lasher)
• March 9th 10:00-3:30: Public Policy Forum with government and relief agencies (Todd Collins)
• March 14th 7:30p-9:00p: GPP return engagement (John Whitmire)
• March 15th: Gender Conference (“Women and Poverty in the Global Economy” theme) (Mickey Randolph)
• March 22nd, noon: “The Becky Show” at spring Literary Festival (Laura Wright)
• March 25th: Valley of the Lilies/Run for Congo Women (Laura Wright)
• March 26th-29th: Chancellor’s Installation Week events (Jennifer Cooper)
      o Service projects (March 24)
      o QEP Pathways event (March 27)
      o Undergraduate Research event (March 28)
• March 31st-April 8th: Alternative Spring Break to Jamaica (Vicki Faircloth)
• April TBA: Gadfly kickoff event (Emily Elders)
• April 11th International Festival. (John Schweikart)
• April: Film/Discussion Series Farenheit 2010 (Laura Wright and Heather Talley):
• Late April/Early May: C-Store Buyout (Brian Boyer)
• May 18, Social work department spring conference: “Confronting Poverty: A Workshop for Human Service Professionals” (Rebecca Lasher)
• Date TBA: Spring Art Show at Fine Art Museum (Denise Drury)
• Date TBA: Public lecture/discussion on Migrant Farm Labor in NC (Nathan Dollar)
• Graduation Pledge Alliance: (Niall Michelsen)

Film/Discussion Series, all events begin at 6pm:

April 3rd (Tuesday) Fahrenheit 2010 - UC Theatre - Led by Laura Wright (English)


Tentative events in planning stage to add when we have more info.

Public Policy Forum spring date TBA (Todd Collins)

“The Becky Show” at spring Literary Festival date TBA (Laura Wright)

Spring Art Show at Fine Art Museum date TBA (Denise Drury)

Gender Conference tentative theme: “Women and Economy” date TBA (Heather Talley)

Hunger Banquet date TBA (Brian Boyer)


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