Fairmont State University hosts Diversity in Appalachia Part 2


Fairmont State University has been hosting a series of ‘Diversity in Appalachia’ seminars at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folk Life Center, and Monday night was the second of three seminars.

Dr. Chris Mayo is a professor at West Virginia University and was the speaker of Monday’s seminar.

Her discussion was based on the LGBTQ community around West Virginia and the history of those who have paved paths for future and present LGBTQ residents.

“I’m giving a presentation on a project we’re working on in the LGBTQ center, which is starting a history walk based on LGBTQ history in Morgantown and we’d like alumni to come back and realize how much work has been done in town to help LGBTQ lives,” said Dr. Mayo.

The Diversity in Appalachia series is sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council, and the next presentation will be on April 23.

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