Protecting the rights of others, exposing discrimination through entertainment venues, sharing the anxiety of recovering from substance abuse disorder and recounting the personal experience of escaping a war-torn country through refugee camps are the social justice themes woven among the four speakers at West Virginia University’s 2020 Hardesty Festival of Ideas lectures.
A story of growth, family, survival and new beginnings will engross students, faculty and staff at West Virginia University as they encounter Clemantine Wamariya and her story of refugees from war and “the hope of the human spirit” in this year’s WVU Campus Read.
The best-selling book “Educated: A Memoir” has sparked many conversations at West Virginia University and the whole community can now join the conversation in a series of events celebrating this year’s Campus Read.
Tara Westover’s best-selling recounting of her pursuit of a college education after being raised “off the grid” in the rugged mountains of Idaho has been chosen as West Virginia University’s 2019-2020 Campus Read.
The WVU Campus Read has partnered with the Department of Biology to bring an exhibit called Outbreak! Epidemics in a Connected World to campus from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.