Diversity in Appalachia: Ashley B. Hopkins
Ashley Hopkins is senior assistant director for the Student Success Center at Miami University. Her research focuses on education in Appalachia. We will examine stereotypes and popular representation/mainstream narrative of Appalachia and consider how diversity challenges metanarratives. Diversity will be broadly defined to include race/tribe, nationality/birth origin, economics, geography, history and place/context.
About the Diversity Celebration
The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, and imaginative crafts. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools, and members of the local community are all invited to join us in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.
The Diversity Celebration supports and enhances Appalachian State University's mission of "accepting the responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world," by providing a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated.