A physical wall representing the “wall of oppression” built by discrimination, racism, sexism and other “isms” will be built and then torn down on the A.K. Hinds University Center lawn as part of Western Carolina University's eighth annual Diversity Week.
The University of North Carolina Tomorrow Commission, a blue-ribbon group of business, education, government, and nonprofit leaders from across the state, will host 11 community listening forums across North Carolina during September and October to discuss how the multi-campus University can best meet the changing needs of the state and its people over the next 20 years.
Western Carolina University will offer the second session of a grant-writing workshop, titled “Let’s Get a Grant,” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Room 143 of the Cordelia Camp Building.
Local residents are invited to enter their canned, dried or baked goods in “A Gathering In,” the traditional foods competition that is just one of the contests held in conjunction with Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of traditional mountain culture.
The fall “Living With the Land” folk life series will begin at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a presentation by Dave Cooper, a Lexington, Ky., resident who travels across the nation educating communities about the effects of the mountaintop removal involved in coal extraction.
Local history writer and book critic Rob Neufeld will be the featured presenter as the 2007-08 edition of the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.