Discussion topics include historical overview, ways gender can influence racism and strategies to move forward.
Aaron Gale, associate professor of religious studies
In this presentation, Gale will explore the evolution of Evil and the Devil in both the Old and New Testaments. How did Evil makes its way into the Bible in the first place? Where did the biblical Devil come from? How does the Old Testament depiction of Evil and the Devil differ from what we see in the New Testament? He'll also discuss the evolution of Evil and the Devil in both the Old and New Testaments.
Sarah Powell, adjunct professor with the College of Applied Human Sciences
Powell will explore the historical context of racial and economic exploitation in Appalachia, the impact of place on intersectional identify and reflect on privilege and how it's connected to place.
Lesley Cottrell, director of WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities
In this presentation, Cottrell will define ability and ableism, review and discuss examples of ableism from our daily lives, explore different perspectives of disability and bias and identify and discuss ways to interrupt ableism with resources, support and advocacy.
Doug Cumpston, program manager for WV Assistive Technology System
Topics to be discussed include assistive technology around us, finding the correct technology, universal design for all and ways to get assistive technology.
Matt Shin, doctoral candidate in communications studies
Shin will discuss the history of racial classification, provide historical context of Asian discrimination and suggest strategies to move forward.
Alyssa Beall, teaching assistant professor of religious studies
Topics to be discussed include sacred texts supporting and combating LGBTQ+ identities, addressing questions of religious authority and strategies to be an LGBTQ+ individual or ally and a religious person.
Natalie Shaffer, adjunct professor of music
Andrea Taliaferro , associate professor of physical education and kinesiology
Sharon Ryan, professor of philosophy
Jacob Kopcienski , WVU alum and doctoral student at Ohio State University
In this presentation, Kopcienski will discuss the history of LGBTQ and feminist movements, provide a timeline of key events in West Virginia, discuss LGBTQ music and performance and share research resources for LGBTQ history.
Bridget Bailey, assistant professor of social work
Bailey will discuss suicide risk in LBGTQ+ youth, prevention and intervention of suicide in LBGTQ+ youth and treatment using dialectical behavior therapy with LBGTQ+ youth.
Marla Gladstone, doctoral student in coaching and teaching studies