March 3, 2021

Honor James Farmer and Follow the Freedom Rides with UMW

UMW faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and neighbors are invited to join our students as they celebrate the legacy of Dr. James L. Farmer, Jr., on the Freedom Rides Tour, a social justice trip commemorating Farmer’s signature movement to enforce the desegregation of interstate travel.

The alumni/community bus will caravan with the student bus and follow the exact route of the Freedom Riders. Stops will include some of the same places the Freedom Riders stopped–whether to speak with other activists at Bennett College in North Carolina, to strategize for next steps in Georgia, or just to have a safe place to sleep for the night. Along the way, we will visit the International Civil Rights Museum in North Carolina, the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum in Alabama, and the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change and the Atlanta University Center, both in Georgia.

Learn more about the sites, history, and experiences of the Freedom Rides and other significant landmarks and trailblazers of the Civil Rights movement. See the spot where the Freedom Riders were attacked by the KKK. Visit Martin Luther King, Jr’s birth home. It promises to be a meaningful and impactful journey. We will be joined on the trip by Dr. Erin Devlin, assistant professor of history and American studies, and Dr. Marion Sanford, director of multicultural affairs at the James Farmer Multicultural Center, who will add commentary and context to the trip.

We hope you’ll get on the bus!

Saturday, Oct. 12-Tuesday, Oct. 15
Departing from and returning to UMW’s Fredericksburg Campus

This event is being coordinated by UMW’s James Farmer Multicultural Center and the office of the Vice-President for Equity and Access in conjunction with UMW’s 2020 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Farmer’s birth.

Dr. Farmer was a dedicated civil rights activist, educator and UMW professor, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He co-founded one of the most important civil rights organizations of the 20th century, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). Dr. Farmer personified UMW’s founding and continuing commitment to be a force for positive change, educating citizens who are ready and eager to address our society’s greatest challenges.

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Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership: Call for Applications 2017-18

The Office of the President is receiving applications and nominations of students for the 2017-18 Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership (CADL). This award is given annually to a rising senior enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at UMW. The student must be enrolled at the institution for the fall and spring academic terms.  The student must possess characteristics of leadership and a personal commitment to advocating an appreciation for diversity and inclusion on campus.  This award is sponsored and presented by the Office of the President.

Any student may apply for the award who feels they meet the stated criteria and qualifications.  Information is available online at students.umw.edu/multicultural/citizenship-award-for-diversity/.  You are encouraged to apply for this award if you feel you are an eligible candidate. Also, please feel free to share this information with other students who may be eligible. If you would like consideration of this award, please complete the application form and return it to the James Farmer Multicultural Center (JFMC) in University Center, room 319, or at msanford@umw.edu.

The deadline for applications and nominations is Friday, March 31, 2017. The forms may be dropped off, faxed or returned electronically to the office.  There are hard copies of the application available in the office for students who want to fill out the form in the JFMC. We want to consider every deserving student for this dynamic award. The identified student for this award will be notified of their selection.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

Kwanzaa, Dec. 3

UMW’s Kwanzaa event, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center and co-sponsored by the Black Student Association, will begin Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in Seacobeck Hall. Come enjoy live entertainment and delicious food. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Kwanzaa Program

Kwanzaa Program

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