Wesleyan announces slate for Social Justice Week

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development announces events for Social Justice Week 2013. This week is dedicated to education, empowerment and activism.

By focusing on a different issue every day, the CCE strives to educate Wesleyan students, faculty and the Buckhannon community about forms of injustice that occur locally and globally. Topics discussed include poverty, gender inequality, health and wellness. The week will conclude with a day of peace. A diverse representation of unique issues and organizations will be participating.

With multiple events each day, everyone is encouraged to seek out issues about which they are passionate. This week is the perfect opportunity to learn more, connect with others and become inspired to make a difference in the world.

Monday – Poverty/Homelessness Forum, Annie Merner Pfieffer Library, 3 p.m.; Hunger Banquet, Social Hall, 5 p.m.; Appalachian Experience Movie Screening, Social Hall, 7 p.m.

Tuesday – Oxfam America’s Behind the Brand International Women’s Day Chocolate Event, Switchboard, 11:30 a.m.; Michael Kimmel Discussion on Masculinities, PAC, 7 p.m.

Wednesday – The Vagina Monologues, PAC, 7 p.m.; Candlelight Vigil, Chapel Steps, 9 p.m.

Thursday – Be Hope to Her (a clean water awareness event), Outside/Chapel Oval, 11:30 a.m.; Beyond the Myth Animal Welfare Movie Screening, Side Dining Hall, 4:30 p.m.; Jump Rope for Heart, Auxiliary Gym, 5 p.m.

Friday – A Light for Peace, Chapel Steps, at dusk

Weeklong events – Food Drive and Animal Welfare Pennies for Puppies

For more information on Social Justice Week 2013 or the CCE, anyone interested can contact Katie Loudin at 304-473-8165 or loudin_k@wvwc.edu or LeeAnn Brown at 304-473-8161 or brown_l@wvwc.edu.