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Media Invited to Cover UVI Pride Week Activities

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Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover a series of events scheduled during the University of the Virgin Islands’ Pride Week, March 23 – March 27, 2015. 

Pride Week features pep rallies and speeches on UVI’s St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses, as well as area high schools. Staff, students and alumni will wear UVI paraphernalia and engage in a series of celebratory activities.   The week also includes the UVI Charter Day, which commemorates the 53rd anniversary of the University. The Hon. Kenneth E. Mapp, governor of the Virgin Islands, will be the keynote speaker.

Another highlight of the week is the inaugural VI Literary Festival and Book Fair, featuring prominent Caribbean authors, including Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique. The festival features book signings, workshops, and a theatrical performance on the life of St. Croix native and activist Hubert Harrison. 

Highlights of the week, include:

PRIDE WEEK ACTIVITIES

What: Pride Week Rally
When: Monday, March 23, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venue: St. Croix Central High School, Gymnasium
Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057


What: Pride Week Rally
When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Venue: St. Croix Educational Complex, Outside hallway
Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057


What: Pride Week Rally
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Venue: Charlotte Amalie High School, Outside around flag pole
Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057


What: Pride Week Rally
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Venue: UVI St. Thomas Campus, Sports and Fitness Center
Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057


What: Pride Week Rally
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venue: UVI Albert A. Sheen St. Croix Campus, Evans Center (Outside)
Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057


What: Pride Week Rally
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time:1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Gymnasium
Contact: UVI Public Relations Office – (340) 693-1057


CHARTER DAY

What: Charter Day Ceremony - The Hon Kenneth E. Mapp, governor of the Virgin Islands, Keynote Address
When: Tuesday, March 24
Time:10 a.m.
Venue:  Administration and Conference Center, first-floor conference room, St. Thomas Campus

Video conference sites:

  • Business Building room 110, Chase Auditorium, St. Thomas campus
  • Melvin Evans Center, EVC 401, Albert A. Sheen St. Croix campus
  • Research and Technology Park (RTPark), 2nd floor classroom
  • St. John Academic Center, Room 101          

VI LITERARY FESTIVAL AND BOOK FAIR

What: Meet and Greet Reception with Authors
When:Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue: Government House, Christiansted


What: Author Tiphanie Yanique, keynote address
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Venue:UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus, Great Hall, St. Croix


What: Book Bacchanal (poetry slam, music, author readings, book signings, dancers)
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue: Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Frederiksted, St. Croix


What: Author Jamaica Kincaid, keynote address
When:  Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Venue: UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus, Great Hall, St. Croix


What:  Hubert Harrison Play
When:  Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time:  7 p.m.
Venue:  James Savage Theater, Good Hope School, Frederiksted, St. Croix 

For a full schedule of activities for the VI Literary Festival and Book Fair visit: http://www.uvi.edu/academics/lib-arts-and-sciences/research-and-outreach/literary_festival.aspx