BOONE—The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the Center for Appalachian Studies, as well as the Africana Studies program, Black Faculty and Student Association, Black Student Association, the College of Arts and Sciences and a number of other organizations and departments around the Appalachian State University campus are hosting a three-part series on the voices of the Civil Rights Movement, April 25 through April 26.
BOONE—The public is invited to register for the 2016 ZAP Fitness Girls on the Run of the High Country 5K on May 15 where everyone is a finisher. More than 150 participants are expected to lace up for this untimed run to celebrate the end of the Spring 2016 season. Kicking off at 2 p.m. from the Clawson-Burnley Shelter on the Greenway Trail, the 5K signifies the conclusion of a 12-week program that teaches life skills through energizing interactive lessons and running games.
BOONE—Cloggers, Hmong dancers, poetry readings, international foods, music, costumes. Come experience all these and more at the 15th annual Diversity Celebration, 3–9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union. The event is free and the public is invited. A schedule and location of events is online at http://diversity.appstate.edu/celebration.
BOONE—Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to discuss ways to build a more resilient and just local food system at the 2016 Food Summit at Appalachian State University on Saturday, April 2. The theme of this year’s summit is “Seeding Community Resilience.” Discussion topics include community gardening, seed-saving, improving food access and more.
BOONE—IlaSahai Prouty is determined to expand the dialog about race and stereotypes at Appalachian State University. Her new art installation, “Paper Bag Test – Boone,” is designed to present race as a social construct and engage students, faculty, staff and the community in thinking about how words describe, imply and evaluate race. The installation is on display in Belk Library and Information Commons’ second floor rotunda through the end of March.