In keeping with our theme of Diversity in Appalachia, the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center presents The Women’s Lyceum. The tradition of the lyceum, which dates back to Ancient Greece, serves as public education and entertainment. It includes lectures, readings, concerts, and discussions.
Fairmont State University adjunct professor, Ilene Evans will portray educator and suffragist, Coralie Franklin Cook, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. This event is free and open to the public.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University has received a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to support the “Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series.” This series of programs features scholars/practitioners who will look beyond the "white, Anglo-Protestant, working-class" culture that is commonly believed to represent all of Appalachia to reveal the diversity that sometimes lies hidden in many communities.
The West Virginia Humanities Council has awarded Fairmont State University and five other nonprofit organizations minigrants in support of educational programming.
FSU’s award for $1,500 will support “We the People: The United States Constitution and Slavery,” a two-day event featuring a symposium and historical portrayals. Admission will be free and open to the public.
The annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Colebank Hall on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The production, presented by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, the Town and Gown Youth Company and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, will be on stage in the Wallman Hall Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Following each performance will be a reception to meet the composer and the cast at the Folklife Center. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling (304) 367-4240.
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