James Farmer Multicultural Center
By KOTY BOWEN
If you happened to stroll down Campus Walk on Apr. 14, you were greeted with loud music and a crowd of people varying in ethnicity and nationality. The music ranged from Southern Bluegrass to traditional African song, with vendors and stages lined from George Washington Hall to Monroe Hall. This was the 28th Annual Multicultural Fair.
By ELIZABETH DEVINE
Despite the current racial tensions throughout the United States, the faculty and students of Mary Washington have been working hard to unify the campus through a series of Black History Month celebrations. Many people have spent months planning and preparing for the events with hopes to promote social justice and equality while paying tribute to the numerous the accomplishments of African-Americans in our society.
By HANNAH GALEONE
On Wednesday, February 7 the Student Senate convened to vote on a new governing system as well as a recently re-drafted Student Government Association constitution.
By MAGGIE MCCOTTER
An empty stage with a single microphone sits at the front of the Underground. The atmosphere is set with background music centered around resistance and triumph. Members of the community, as well as UMW students, anxiously await the demonstration of resistance.
By SARAH BOND
“It’s been a year” said White House correspondent, April Ryan in her speech on Wednesday, January 24 in Chandler Ballroom. Ryan spoke as the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker. This event, hosted by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, began the numerous Black History Month events this February.
By DANIELLE HOWARD
During his presentation, James Bland, an assistant director at the James Farmer Multicultural Center, elaborated on his love of hip hop and how the genre helped him to cope with his depression and make sense of the world around him as well as himself.
By THEODOSIUS ZOTOS
Bakari Sellers, former Democratic legislator from South Carolina, now TV political commentator and practicing attorney, visited the University of Mary Washington for his keynote address on Wednesday. Sellers spoke to students and faculty as an addition to the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day sponsored and organized by the Office of the President and the James Farmer Multicultural Center. Sellers addressed the crowd and discussed the importance of the civil rights leaders of the past who shaped the nation’s future.
By JENNA DAVENPORT
The University of Mary Washington recently received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
By SADIE ROBERTS
African American history is American history, and the University of Mary Washington highlighted just how important this history is by its recent donation to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened Saturday, Sept. 24.
By GINNY BIXBY
If you were to take a random sample of the freshmen on Move-In day and compare it to the students in photographs from the University of Mary Washington brochures and pamphlets, you may or may not be surprised to see that the number of minority students featured in our school’s marketing materials is a gross over-representation of the diversity on campus. UMW has fallen victim to the phenomenon of “minority branding.”
By WEIQI LIU
The James Farmer Multicultural Center and Student Transition Program hosted its first Social Justice and Leadership Summit on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium. This is the first time the University of Mary Washington has organized an event related to social justice and leadership. More than 20 students of diverse backgrounds attended the summit.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
As school assignments and work make up most students’ weekends, leaving the comfort of one’s hall and bed to the outside world seems like a daunting task, much less leaving the University of Mary Washington campus.
By DELLA HETHCOX
Dodd Auditorium stage was bathed in colorful lights on Oct. 25 as keynote performers, the Hope Chinese School Mom Dance Team, danced and sang to their audience for.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
Kristen Green, author of newly released “Something Must be Done about Prince Edward County” and University of Mary Washington graduate of the class of ’95, spoke about the extent people will go to maintain prejudice during a talk given in the Hurley Center’s Digital Auditorium last Monday
By SARAH GRAMMER
The University of Mary Washington will once again celebrate a diversity of cultures at the 25th annual Multicultural Fair. On Saturday, April 11, vendors will cover campus selling food and handmade crafts for students, faculty and community …
The James Farmer Multicultural Center (JMCC) hosted its 24th annual Multicultural Fair on Campus Walk to promote and enhance multiculturalism within the University of Mary Washington and local Fredericksburg community.
BY WILL LYNCH
“Not all racists are rednecks who drive pick-up trucks and carry baseball bats.”
This was the repeated message of Tom “TJ” Leyden, the keynote speaker for the James Farmer Multicultural Center’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Leyden …
By ANNE LONGERBEAM
Imagine being president of the Black Student Association at the University of Mary Washington, an active member of three other prominent diversity groups, and a University tour guide. Now, imagine doing all of these things at once.