201 Laurel St
Morgantown, WV 26505
The event will begin with the screening of a documentary film, Replicating a J.D. Vance Anomaly. Produced by Middlelayers, the film is an exploration of the socio-economic factors that prevent impoverished children from becoming upwardly mobile. The panel discussion following the film will take a more focused look at West Virginia and will discuss barriers to social mobility, beginning in early childhood, in greater detail. Panel participants will then explore strategies to promote opportunity in the state and best prepare citizens to take advantage of it through education, youth development, and other programs. Sitting on the panel will be West Virginia University Student body president Blake Humphrey, Dr. Kristin Moilanen (associate professor) and Dr. Sara Anderson (assistant professor) of the WVU College of Education and Human Services.