In 2017-18, the WFI sponsored two exciting events on Villanova's campus.
The first was The 2017-18 WFI Symposium: "World Conflict Photography." The WFI was proud to sponsor the North American premiere of the exhibition "World Conflict Photography," which brought to Villanova a collection of work by award-winning journalists covering conflicts worldwide. The exhibition ran through an entire week in February 2018, consisted of videos and still photography from journalists covering conflicts worldwide, and was punctuated by an opening and closing lecture by the freelance journalists whose bravery (and, far too often, sacrifice) makes possible the reporting on dangerous political events around the world that we see in American news outlets.
Second, we sponsored a campus visit from national and international award-winning slam poet, Ed Mabrey. Mr. Mabrey gave a performance in the Department’s black box studio in April 2018, and the following day held a workshop for students, helping them move their own art and voice to print and performance.