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The Council for Gender Equity of WVU promotes equality of womxn in the academic and local communities.


"Anatomy of a Suicide" Panel Discussion as part of 2023 Diversity Week 

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – Opening Night

  1. Panel Discussion 6:30 to ~7 pm (house opens at 6:30 pm)
  2. Show Begins at 7:30 pm
  3. Reception in the lobby following the show with Tabling (~9 pm)
This event is sponsored by the WVU Department of Theatre and Dance and the WVU Council for Gender Equity as part of WVU Diversity Week. 
Anatomy of a suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide

by Alice Birch

Gladys G. Davis Theatre 

Directed by  Radhica Ganapathy


The play explores stories of three generations of women. Their lives play out simultaneously – staging periods from the 1970s, 2000s, and 2030s. It explores their complex inner states via their emotional, intellectual, and physical devastation.


Inclusivity Statement:  Anatomy of a Suicide  by Alice Birch depicts three generations of women in a family, staging periods from the 1970s, 1990s, and 2030s. As their lives play out simultaneously onstage, the play looks closely at generational trauma and suicide. This storytelling is an exploration of their complex emotional, intellectual, and physical devastation.  Anatomy of a Suicide  allows diverse and inclusive casting.

All are welcome to attend. Tickets for the play can be purchased at:
The panel discussion is free and all are welcome to attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact 

2023 Family Field Day 

The Council for Gender Equity (CGE) is sponsoring the second annual Family Field Day on Sunday, April 16 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the WVU Rec Center fields.  

This event is for families of WVU staff, faculty, and students, and will also be open to community members. Families will come and enjoy different activities sponsored by various campus organizations to learn about health and wellness (and to have fun!) After we have all experienced such a mentally challenging couple of years, our goal is to provide a social, fun, and healthy afternoon for families. We are requesting proposals for student organizations, local organizations, and wellness-related businesses to attend and either host an activity station or set up a table to share information. The event will be targeted to entire families, including children of all ages.  
To sign up as a local vendor (business or nonprofit), please complete this form.  
To sign up as a student organization, please complete this form.  
To RSVP to attend, please complete this form.  
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The Skriker: A Panel Discussion

The WVU School of the Theatre & Dance DEI Committee and the WVU Council for Gender Equity Outreach Committee are co-hosting a panel discussion in conjunction with the production of Caryl Churchill’s “The Skriker.” Panelists include Dr. Brianne Depcrymski (Carruth Center), El Didden (WVU School of Medicine, WVU Rainbow Coats), and Taylor Scites (WVU LGBTQ+ Center). Exploring themes from “The Skriker,” the panel will discuss mental and reproductive health. Panelists and other campus resources will be available for further connection at the reception (serving lights snacks and refreshments) after the talk.

The discussion will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the CCAC Davis Theatre, followed by a reception (light refreshments will be served) in the CCAC Falbo Theatre. The event is free. Reservations are strongly suggested as seating is limited.

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The Skriker

by Caryl Churchill

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

November 17 – 18 & November 29 – December 4, 2022

Directed by Radhica Ganapathy


Ancient and damaged, a mythological creature known as Skriker emerges from the underworld in pursuit of two young mothers named Josie and Lily. The Skriker utilizes various disguises to manipulate and ultimately entrap them. Josie goes to the underworld first in what appears to be for a brief period, but the Skriker’s magic twists her understanding and ultimately her fate. Lily follows a similar path but meets an even darker end. Blending ancient folklore and contemporary settings, Churchill's play also draws attention to issues of destruction that plague the environment. 

Inclusivity Statement: The female body is central to this narrative with its portrayals of non-traditional perceptions of motherhood - an important commentary in the on-going Roe v. Wade debate. There are no specific race/ethnicity requirements to bring together this complex thought-provoking play. 


2022-2023 Membership is Open!

The Council is currently accepting applications for both full members and affiliate members for 2022-2023. Members meet monthly as a full council in addition to serving on at least one committee. 

If you have questions, see Membership or email Jennifer Walker, Chair of the Membership and Awards Committee,


Mary Catherine Buswell Award

2022 Recipient: Dr. Allison Swan Dagen

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