Local Events and Activities for January and Beyond
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Forthcoming meeting information is updated at the beginning of each calendar month. More details may be available in the most recent Newsletter. Also see CCSJ Events, Statewide Events, and News
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Greater Morgantown Interfaith Association (GMIA)
The next meeting is on February 9th at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren. The GMIA is sponsoring several events:
February 5: Scotts Run Backpack Packing from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Scotts Run Settlement House, 41 Lady Bug Lane. This program provides weekend food for children at area schools.
March 8: Community Meal with Friendship House. This will be at Spruce Street United Methodist Church from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
April 2: Celebrating Jewish Composers. GMIA and Tree of Life Congregation of Morgantown are sponsoring this concert by Frostburg State University and Mount St. Mary’s University.
You can follow GMIA on Facebook or on the web. The email address is morgantowninterfaith@gmail.com.
Morgantown Human Rights Commission Meetings
The Morgantown Human Rights Commission meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month (February 20th this month) at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Safety Building (300 Spruce Street) conference room. You can get copies of the agendas and minutes for the commission meetings here and a calendar of annual human rights observances here.
Morgantown League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is working with the state-wide West Virginia Women Vote project and the local group, West Virginia Women Vote-Morgantown, to begin planning for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave all women in the country the right to vote in 2020. If you are interested in participating in the planning, please contact Vicki Conner at vicki_conner@msn.com.
Morgantown NOW
The next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11th at 648 E. Brockway, Morgantown. “Join us for our monthly business meeting to discuss legislative updates, community initiatives and upcoming events!
“We are working in conjunction with the Menstrual Equity Coalition and ask that you bring menstrual products to donate in an effort to provide better access for those in need on campus. All donations will be distributed out in gender neutral bathrooms on campus and will be free to anyone in need.”
Follow this group on Facebook. You can follow Morgantown NOW’s 2020 legislative initiatives as they are developed here.
Morgantown PFLAG
The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 11th, at 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 456 Spruce Street, Morgantown.
February 15: Social event. This event will be at 9:00 a.m. at Terra Café.
See their Facebook or website pages for information.
Morgantown Pride
This group “provides social and educational resources for the LGBTQ+ Community, Friends and Allies in Mon. County.” Follow this group’s activities on their Facebook page.
February 2: Pride Meeting. This will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Terra Café.
February 2: Speed Friending. This will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Terra Café. “We are so excited to share this event! It’s speed dating for your next bestie or people in the community that are amazing and we’d like you to have the opportunity to meet one another! This is during our monthly Common Grounds meeting following our regular public Morgantown Pride meeting! Please join us!”
February 8: Starport Arcade Fundraiser: This will be at Starport, 471 Chestnut Street, Morgantown from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. It costs $5.00 at the door. All ages are welcome, and “the machines will be on free play. Hope to see you there.”
February 18: LGBTQ+ Town Hall for 2020 Gubernatorial Candidates. Admission is free to this event at South Middle School, 500 E. Parkway Drive, Morgantown, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Morgantown Pride is hosting this event to “focus on issues the queer community faces in West Virginia, as well as how the next Governor will address and handle said issues. The Town Hall will be moderated by Morgantown Pride President, Ash Cutright (they/them). Questions can be submitted via the Google Form link below. There will also be time allotted for the audience to ask questions to the candidates.
Democratic Party primary candidates invited are Jody Murphy, Ben Salango, Cecil Silva, Stephen Smith, Ron Stollings, and Edwin Ray Vanover.
Republican Party primary candidates invited are Jim Justice (Incumbent), Shelby Fitzhugh, Michael Folk, Rebecca Henderson, Charles Sheedy, and H. Woody Thrasher.
February 28 - Trivia Night Fundraiser: This will be from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Morgantown Art Party, 268 High Street, Morgantown. Admission is $10.00 to participate. “We’re excited to host a trivia night at Morgantown Art Party! Grab your trivia loving friends and come down and support Morgantown Pride for our incoming block party. There will prizes! Hope to see you there!!” The top three winners will get prizes.
March 1: Pride Meeting. This will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Terra Café.
April 17-19: Pride Weekend 2020. The parade will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on April 17th. “This year's theme is Morgantown Monster March, paying tribute to West Virginia Cryptids. All are welcome to join and can register to participate” from the link on the Morgantown Pride Facebook page.
The block party will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18th. “If you are looking to vend or table at the event, please register at the link below! We have a few waivers available for smaller non-profits, but they are on a first come, first serve basis!” You can register for these from the Morgantown Pride Facebook page.
Morgantown Pride is also “thrilled to announce that we have been asked to be in a documentary! Over the next few months, we will team up with filmmaker and director Sara Werner - a wonderful woman who wants to highlight our organization and the local queer community! We are beyond thankful for this opportunity to collaborate!”
The next meeting will be February 8th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pines Country Club.
June 12: Father-daughter Ball. This event is for girls aged from 2 to 7 and will be held at the Erickson Alumni Center, 1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. “We want to provide the stage for dads, grandfathers, or that special man in her life to show her that she is a princess by hosting a Father Daughter Ball.
“ Dinner, dancing, dessert, souvenir booklet, memorable photo opportunities, and raffles are all part of this magical evening." More information is in the February CCSJ newsletter.
WVU Center for Black Culture and Research
For more information, please go here.
WVU Center for Women's and Gender Studies
For more information, please go here.
WVU LGBTQ+ Center Events
February 5: The LGBTQ+ Center Potluck. This will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Center, Maple House, 724 College Avenue, Morgantown. The Center “hosts a potluck dinner for queer and transgender people of color (QTPOC). Allies welcome! Bring food if you can! Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/wvlgbtfood.
February 6: LGBTQ+ Center's collaboration with WELLWVU for Fresh Check, and anti-suicide themed event, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the WVU Student Recreation Center.
February 11: LGBTQ+ Center's participation in WELLWVU's Sexual Health Fair, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the WVU Mountainlair & Gluck Theater.
February 24: Panel on Morgantown Queer History. Details will be forthcoming. February 24-26: Tunnel of Awareness, with LGBTQ+ exhibit "LGBTQ Oppression & Resilience," WVU Evansdale campus.
See link for more information.
WVU Native American Studies Program
See their website for information.