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WVU-P to host ‘Defamation Experience’

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present “The Defamation Experience” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday in the WVU Parkersburg college theater.

The show, free and open to the public, receives funding from the Higher Education Resource Assessment.

“The Defamation Experience” is a courtroom drama and diversity program that includes three phases: the play, deliberation and post-show discussion.

The play explores a civil suit between an American-American business owner and a Jewish real estate developer. After a dramatic testimony, the judge decides it is time for the jury’s deliberation.

The twist is the audience is the jury.

Following the trial, the audience will be asked to participate in a conversation about race, class, religion, gender and the law.

For more information, contact Kurt Klettner, WVU Parkersburg executive director for student support services, at kurt.klettner@wvup.edu or 304-424-8388.

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