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On Feb. 13 at noon in the French See Dining Center side dining room, join Hanshi Jason P. Davis for a lecture on the History of African Americans in Martial Arts. (Photo courtesy WVWC)

Culture2Go: DEI Talks, Black Film Fest among WVWC’s Black History Month events

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Wesleyan College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has a slate of events happening in February for Black History Month.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13 beginning at noon in the French See Dining Center side dining room, join Hanshi Jason P. Davis for a lecture on the History of African Americans in Martial Arts. A 9th Degree Black Belt and West Virginia district director of the AUU for karate, judo and tae kwon do, Hanshi began his formal martial arts journey in 1991. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army.

On Friday, Feb. 23, join the discussion, Through the Lens of Humanity: Understanding Adverse Physical and Mental Health Care Outcomes in Communities of Color in the side dining room. Brenda McGowan, CEO of Domestic and International Child Welfare Training Consulting Agency, will lead the talk.

On Thursday, Feb. 29, Emanuel Mallya, MBA ’24 and graduate assistant for the Office of DEI, will lead a talk on Black Talk: The Cost of Being Black in America from 11 a.m to noon in the side dining room.

The Black Student Union and Office of DEI are partnering with ARGO Books for a Black Film Fest this month. On Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. “1804 The Hidden History of Haiti” will be shown, on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., “American Maroons” will be the film and on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m., episode 1 of “Eyes on the Prize” will be shown. ARGO Bookstore is located on Main Street in downtown Buckhannon.

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