GMercyU Hosts Third Annual Woke Week

November 1, 2019

Gwynedd Mercy University is hosting its annual "Woke Week" beginning on November 4, 2019. This week-long event will focus on various social justice issues in light of the current political climate and in line with the Critical Concerns of Mercy.

There are programs and events scheduled for the entire GMercyU community, including discussions around diversity and immigration as well as Safe Zone Training.  

The week got its name off of the popular slang term, "woke." Woke, according to Urban Dictionary, is often used instead of "awake" to reference how people should be aware of current issues.

Below is the full listing of Woke Week events:

Monday, November 4

Voter Registration Table
University Hall Rotunda
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cards for Vets
University Hall Rotunda
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Making Cents of Salary Negotiation and Equal Pay
University Hall, E-108
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

"Intelligent Lives" Screening and Discussion
University Hall W-112
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5

Election Day
Get out and vote!

Voter Registration Table
St. Bernard's Lobby
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training
University Hall E-107
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Climate Change Succs!
Glass Lounge (Triplex)
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6

Voter Registration Table
St. Bernard's Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Racism, Liturgy, and Identity Among African-American Catholics
Merck Auditorium
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"Fruitvale Station" and Police Brutality Discussion
Griffinaerie
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7

Voter Registration Table
St. Bernard's Lobby
11:00 am to 12:00 p.m.

Safe Zone Training
University Hall W-105
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Griffin Madness (Service Opportunity)
Rotelle Loung
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8

Voter Registration Table
University Hall Rotunda
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Community Prayer
Campbell Hall Chapel
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Immigration Through Our Eyes
Griffinaerie
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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