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Principles of Community Week


March 14th - 18th, 2022

What are the Principles of Community at Virginia Tech?

Learn about the Principles at this website:


You can also use this InclusiveVT Insight and discussion guide.  You can find this micro-learning module at


March 14th | 11:00am - 2:00pm EST | Pamplin Atrium

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Community Snack Break

Come meet our Pamplin Community Committee(PCC)! We will be handing out various snacks and drinks to all faculty, staff, and students in honor of Principles of Community week.

For questions, contact A'me Dalton at

March 14 - 18 | Cowgill Lobby

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Instructional Innovation Challenge Exhibition

Faculty Development and Curricula Revision

The CAUS Instructional Innovation Challenge invites faculty innovation for inclusive pedagogy through revision of curricula to assure diverse perspectives and inclusive instruction in the course content, which embrace student-centered learning approaches and experiences across CAUS academic programs. These curricular innovation initiatives will assist in the implementation of the college’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee’s four goals.

For questions, contact Kathryn Clarke Albright at

March 15th

On Publishing | 12:15pm EST | Shanks 370/380

Reading & Panel | 5:30pm EST | Newman Multipurpose Room

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Janine Joseph | Jesus Valles | Annie Liu

Sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing at VT; The English Department; The Office of Inclusion and Diversity; The Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies; the Women & Minority Artist and Scholars Lecture Series Fund; the International Initiatives Committee

For questions, contact Carmen Giménez Smith at

March 16th | 9:00am EST | The Inn at Virginia Tech and on InclusiveVT YouTube

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Cousins Presentation

Meet Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Baldwin and hear their story as told in their book Cousins. After the presentation and discussion, the authors will be signing books.

Connected through slavery, a Black woman and a White woman discover their past--and each other. 

What happens when a White woman, Phoebe, contacts a Black woman, Betty, saying she suspects they are connected through slavery? A surprise. Betty responds, “Hello cousin.”

Open to exploring difficult truths and sharing an admiration for Dr. Martin Luther King, they embark on a path towards reconciliation.  Each tells her dramatic story - from Betty’s experience desegregating her county’s only high school to Phoebe’s eventual question to Betty: “How do I begin to repair the harms?”  

Piercingly honest.  Offers examples of reparations on a personal level.


Register for this event using the following link:

March 16th | 7:00pm EST | Black Cultural Center at Squires Student Center and on InclusiveVT YouTube

Cousins Presentation

Another chance to meet and learn from the authors of Cousins, Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Baldwin.  This event will also include a book signing!

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March 16th

11:45am - 12:45pm EST

Blacksburg & Falls Church Campuses


We want to celebrate our faculty and staff, and all that they do for Pamplin in honor of National Women’s History Month and 100 Years of Women at Virginia Tech. Inclusive of all women who self-identify!

For questions, contact A'me Dalton at

March 17th | 7:30pm EST | Haymarket Theater and on InclusiveVT YouTube

I See You: Navigating Free Speech and Civil Discourse is supported in part by Heterodox Academy.  The ability for HxA to provide Grants for HXCommunities events and other activities are made possible in full through the support of the John Templeton Foundation.  The opinions at this event (or through such activities) are those of the individual Grantees, organizers, speakers, presenters, and attendees of such events/activities and do not necessarily reflect the views of Heterodox Academy and/or the John Templeton Foundation.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Alicia Cohen at 540-231-1822 or during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Featuring Professors Cornel West and Robert George

In our very fractured society, how can we bridge real differences while maintaining meaningful relationships and civil conversation?  Is it possible to have vigorous free expression while demonstrating genuine respect towards others? Join us as we delve into these important topics with two leading political scientists who share a friendship across authentic difference.

(Co-sponsored by the Bradley Study Center, the Virginia Tech Office for Inclusion and Diversity, the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Political Science, the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the Department of Religion and Culture, and the Heterodox Academy)

RSVP by March 16: >> HERE <<

March 19th

10:00am - 3:00pm EST

The Inn at Virginia Tech

Pamplin Diversity Conference & Case Competition

Join the Pamplin Multicultural Diversity Council (PMDC) for their Annual Diversity Conference & Case Competition.

For questions, contact A'me Dalton at

March 21st

6:00pm EST

Holtzman Alumni Center

Claiming Your Seat at the Table

Claiming Your Seat at the Table is an event where women in business can gather to learn, network, build community, and exchange strategies to best advocate for themselves and build self-confidence in the workplace. We are inviting alumnae to share their experiences with the Pamplin community, and refreshments will follow.

Register HERE by March 17th.

For questions, contact A'me Dalton at