April 8 - 9, 2021

2021 Schedule of Events

In-person events require social distancing and the wearing of face coverings.

Featured events

  • An Evening with Paul Tran, award-winning slam poet and author
    Apr
    8
    Part of the 2021 Diversity Celebration
    Thursday, April 8, 2021
    6:00pm-7:15pm
    Virtual event

    Paul Tran is a slam poet and author who has won the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from Poetry Magazine and the Poetry Foundation, and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize.

  • Way of Council
    Apr
    8
    Part of the 2021 Diversity Celebration
    Thursday, April 8, 2021
    7:30pm
    Virtual event

    Speak honestly, be brief and listen from the heart. These are three main rules of Way of Council, a facilitated dialogue that brings total strangers together to listen and share stories about a given topic, theme or prompt. Come prepared to be present, listen and share stories!

  • Diversity Celebration Festival
    Apr
    9
    Part of the 2021 Diversity Celebration
    Friday, April 9, 2021
    11:00am-2:00pm
    Sanford Mall

    This year’s Diversity Celebration Festival on Sanford Mall will feature music by DJ Trellz, special diverse menus at the food trucks, museum displays, dance lessons, giveaways and more.

  • Three Continents: What learning on 3 different continents has taught me about language and culture
    Apr
    9
    Part of the 2021 Diversity Celebration
    Friday, April 9, 2021
    2:00pm-2:50pm
    Virtual event

    Jakeya Nasrin, App State student majoring in international business, will share her experience of living on three different continents and the power of language.

  • A Broad Portfolio of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Apr
    9
    Part of the 2021 Diversity Celebration
    Friday, April 9, 2021
    2:00pm-2:50pm
    Virtual event

    Malikia Cherubala, an App State student majoring in community and regional planning, will share information about the Democratic Republic of Congo and its various cultures, languages and ethnicity, food and music.

  • Creative writing/poetry workshop with Paul Tran, award-winning slam poet and author
    Apr
    9
    Part of the 2021 Diversity Celebration
    Friday, April 9, 2021
    3:00pm-4:30pm
    Virtual event

    Participants in this generative writing workshop will read “Autobiography of Eve” by the poet Ansel Elkins. “I did not fall from grace,” Eve says. “I charged toward freedom.” We will write and share our own “Autobiography of...” poems, and in doing so, will talk about the myths constructed about us and how, from the classroom to the workplace, we reinforce or subvert these myths.

Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (odr.appstate.edu or 828-262-3056).