WCU’s 13th Diversity Week

WCU Diversity Week is in full swing and the most anticipated event is Tim Wise’s Diversity speech in the UC Grandroom at 7 p.m. on September 19.
“I’ve used his information to help teach my classes and have been following his work for years,” said Felton. “He talks about issues of race. He is a powerful speaker, and not the common face to speak on diversity,” said James Felton, Director of Intercultural Affairs.
Tim Wise, is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States and has spoken in all 50 states of the U.S., on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to many community groups across the nation.
Intercultural Affairs and Red Zone will show the movie “Beastly” on the UC lawn at 8:30 p.m. on September 20 to show the red flags that can come with relationships. “Beastly” is a film that depicts an abusive relationship, of fictional sorts. Red Zone is showing the movie to accompany its goal to teach students about how to handle abusive relationships.
Earlier this week several groups on campus had a picnic as a way to get students to know them better and what they do. Also comedian Tracey Wise performed in Illusions on September 18.
Felton, is hopeful and confident that this week will be a success and that his strategy when it comes to organizing this events will work.
“We aim towards the under-populated groups,” said Felton. “We cross mix the groups in our events to meet our goals in an effective way. We have created a safe environment for debates on diversity.”