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Office of Diversity and Inclusion announces Diversity Week events

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Posted on Monday, November 7, 2022

Westminster College will celebrate Diversity Week Nov. 7-11 with a series of events for students, faculty, staff and the community.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the week will feature events centered around the theme of “Liberation.”

The week will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, with the viewing of the film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a biopic about the life and death of Chicago Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton starring Daniel Kaluuya. A discussion will follow. Co-sponsored by the Westminster College Campus Programming Council (CPC), the showing will take place in the Cultural Center located in the McKelvey Campus Center on Westminster’s campus.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, a two-session podcast party will be held in the Cultural Center. The first podcast, “Finding Liberation Within Ourselves,” will take place at 3 p.m. The second podcast, “Liberation Within our Communities,” will take place at 7 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Jasiri X, a Pittsburgh-based rapper and co-founder of the anti-violence group 1Hood Media.

An information session regarding the upcoming cultural immersion trip to Tuba City, Ariz., will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Cultural Center. The trip, which will be held during spring break from March 11-16, will provide Westminster students with the opportunity to work with and learn from members of the Navajo nation.

Miguel Sague, a board officer from the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, will discuss “Western Pennsylvania Colonization: Liberation for Native Populations” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Cultural Center.

To wrap up Diversity Week, a Native American Heritage Month Drum and Dance Expo will take place in Berlin Lounge at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, followed by “Symbols of Liberation,” a flag-making event co-sponsored by the Black Student Union (BSU), the Disabilities Awareness Club (DAC), and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club at 8 p.m. in the Cultural Center.

Students who participate in two programs throughout the week will receive a free T-shirt on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Cultural Center.

All Diversity Week events are free and open to the public.

For more information on Diversity Week events, please contact Divine Davenport, assistant director of diversity and inclusion, at