October 21, 2021

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and James Farmer Scholars Program to Host Screening of “Loving”

The following message is from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

The James Farmer Scholars program will be hosting a private screening of “Loving,” a film about an “interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them,” according to a release from Focus Features. The screening will take place Dec. 11, 2016, at Regal Cinema Fredericksburg 14 from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will open ticket sales to all JFS members and to all members of the UMW community.

The cost of this is $9 per person, which does not include concessions or transportation. There will be limited seats available; therefore, first come first serve.

Payment must be made in advance in the James Farmer Scholars office, GW 312/Combs 101, by or before Friday, Dec. 9, no later than 5 p.m. Please call X2119 if interested.

Trail to Freedom Tour, April 16

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s James Farmer Scholars Program will be hosting a Trail to Freedom tour, April 16, 2016. The tour will begin at the University of Mary Washington and the bus will travel to Falmouth beach, Chatham Manor, the Rowser Building, and Aquia Landing in Stafford, where participants will enjoy a provided lunch at the pavilion overlooking the beach. This is an amazing lineup of stops that highlights the 10,000 enslaved men and women who left slavery behind. The focus is on places that help us learn of the struggles, strengths and victories of African Americans in Stafford County.

The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Bell Tower located in front of George Washington (GW) Hall and will return at approximately 3:30 pm. The cost of this trip is $20.00, which includes a complimentary gift bag, lunch and transportation.

To register to attend, please visit the James Farmer Scholars office located at GW 312/Combs 101, by Wednesday, April 13, no later than 5 p.m. Please call X2119 if interested.

 

Washington Capital Tickets

The James Farmer Scholars program will be hosting a “Caps Night” to see the Washington Capitals take on the Nashville Predators, Friday, March 18, at  7 p.m. at the Verizon Center. Ticket sales are open to all JFS members and to all members of the UMW community.

The cost is $57 per person, which includes charter bus transportation to and from the game.  Seats are in section 400, reserved for the University of Mary Washington James Farmer Scholars Program.

Tickets may be purchased in the James Farmer Scholars office, GW 312/Combs 101, by Wednesday, March 16, no later than 5 p.m. Please call x2119 if interested.

 

Washington Wizards Tickets, Feb. 19

The following message is from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

 The James Farmer Scholars program will be hosting a “Wizards Night” to see the Washington Wizards take on the Detroit Pistons, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., at the Verizon Center and will open up ticket sales to all JFS members and to all members of the UMW community.

The cost is $40 per person, which includes charter bus transportation to and from the game. All are welcome to purchase seats.  There is a section in 400s reserved for the University of Mary Washington James Farmer Scholars program.

Tickets may be purchased in the James Farmer Scholars office, GW 312/Combs 101, by Monday, Feb. 15, no later than 5 p.m. Please call x2119 if interested.

 

The Leadership Colloquium at UMW Teams Up with the Habitat for Humanity

Members from the Leadership Colloquium at UMW at a Habitat for Humanity "Women Build" on May 3, 2014.

Members from the Leadership Colloquium at UMW at a Habitat for Humanity “Women Build” on May 3, 2014.

The Leadership Colloquium at UMW participated in a Women Build on Saturday, May 3 to kick off Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week. This national initiative occurs annually and will take place from May 3 -11. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing or complete beautification projects in their local communities. The week also focuses on the homeownership challenges faced by women.

The UMW group teamed together with employees from the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity to complete projects on a Stafford, VA home. Participants from UMW included: Andrea Cordray, Christina Eggenberger, Melissa Myers, Mary Parnell, Megan Petter, Lynne Richardson, Beth Searcy, Anika Wilson, and Aries Wilson. Colloquium advisory board members Lynn Pates and Jo Ellen Armstrong also participated in the build.

The Leadership Colloquium at UMW’s mission is to create a network and relevant learning environment to inspire women for a lifetime of leadership. Quarterly events and volunteer opportunities attract managers, administrators, educators, business owners and leaders of public, private and nonprofit organizations.

For more information about the Colloquium and other upcoming events please visit: http://www.umw.edu/lcpw/.