Salem College to hold environmental forum

Salem College’s Center for Women Writers will hold the forum, The Natural World: Environmental Racism and Reproductive Justice, at 1 p.m. at the college’s Gramley Library, the college said in statement.

Scholar Danielle Purifoy will join Tammy Melody Gomez to discuss the impact of environmental waste on communities of color, the college said.

Gomez is a writer, multimedia artist, and theater maker who has performed throughout the United States, Mexico and Nepal. Gomez is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop and a 2015–2018 Black Earth Institute Fellow.

Purifoy is a lawyer and a current doctoral candidate in environmental politics and African American studies at Duke University. Her current research focuses on the intersection of racial segregation and local political place in the production of environmental inequality in North Carolina. Purifoy is a board member of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.

WSSU celebrates international studies

The Office of International Programs will celebrate International Education Week with events highlighting the international scope of Winston-Salem State University. The events will be held Monday through Thursday.

“International Education Week provides a sampling of the global curricular and co-curricular engagement of WSSU students and faculty throughout the year, and allows us to celebrate what we do and explore new ideas for expanded opportunities for global citizenship,” said Joti Sekhon, WSSU’s director of international programs. “We make an effort to highlight international education and global curricular priorities in the WSSU Strategic Plan.”

The week’s events include faculty and student panel discussions and presentations, films screenings and study abroad information tables. All events are free and open to the public.

Among the events, WSSU faculty will present on “Transforming Teaching and Learning through International Faculty Scholarship and Curriculum Development” at 2 p.m. Monday in the Thompson Center, Room 207A.

Students from the Bahia and Brazil study abroad program will discuss the use of “Photovoice” to examine race, identity and culture, at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Hill Hall, Room L05, WSSU said. Students who have studied abroad and international students will share their experiences at a panel at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Reaves Student Activities Center, Room 100B.

Wake Forest hosts Turkeypalooza

Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff will prepare and deliver more than 350 Thanksgiving meals to Winston-Salem residents during Turkeypalooza, WFU said in a news release. This annual event, hosted by The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest, will be held today through Thursday.

Each year, The Campus Kitchen works to incorporate dishes cooked from scratch, using as many local ingredients as possible. These Thanksgiving meals include a variety of favorites, including locally sourced turkeys, cranberry sauce and pumpkin cookies.

Volunteers prepare meals during cooking shifts and make deliveries to Triad-area organizations like Samaritan Ministries, Azalea Terrace Senior Apartments and El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services.

“This event sheds light on the large amount of Winston-Salem residents that experience food insecurity while providing a way to help alleviate some of that insecurity as best we can,” WFU senior Hannah Hulshult said. “Sharing these Thanksgiving meals with our community organizations is so meaningful.”

Turkeypalooza, which coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, has been hosted by The Campus Kitchen for 12 years.

John Hinton

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