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
Local Events and Activities
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Greater Morgantown Interfaith Association (GMIA)
Their January meeting is expected to be January 12th at 3:00 p.m.
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 (January 16th 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.
The commission will also have an information table in the lobby of the Metropolitan Theatre at our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on January 20th.
Morgantown League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County, a CCSJ member organization, will have an information table at our Martin Luther King, Jr., Day event. 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
See their Facebook page for information.
Morgantown PFLAG
January 11th: Raising Transgender Kids: This program will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. “This meeting is for anyone (parents, grandparents, guardians, etc.) raising transgender kids. We will get together to chat, discuss struggles and successes, and share resources. Location will be kid-friendly so please feel free to bring your trans and non-trans kids!"
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.
“In support of all the Morgantown Public Library does for our community, we would like to invite you all to give back! We are starting an LGBTQ+ book drive so others in Morgantown can celebrate diversity through cozying up with a great book.
“If you have any books in good condition which you would like to donate, please feel free to bring them on down to the library at 373 Spruce Street.
“Live out of state? Don't have any donatable books lying around at home? We have put together an Amazon Wish List filled with LGBTQ+ books which are not yet available at the Morgantown Library!
“If you notice that one of your favorite books is not on here, please let us know! We will check to see if it is already listed in their collection and, if not, add it to the wish list.”
No January events currently posted.
April 17-19 Pride Weekend 2020: There will be a Pride Parade downtown on the 17th “and all are welcome to participate! Sign up sheets will be posted by mid-November.” The second annual Pride block party will be on Saturday, April 18th! Sponsorship forms will be posted by early November.
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!”
NAACP
The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 21st, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pines Country Club.
The NAACP and Greater St. Paul AME Church will be having their annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration at the church, 61 Beechurst Avenue, Morgantown, on Sunday, January 19th at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome. The winners of the NAACP essay contests will read their essays at this event and then share them again the next day at our event at the Metropolitan Theatre.
WVU Center for Black Culture and Research
The Center is promoting its Social Justice Spotlight series here. “Social Justice Spotlight is a film series produced by The Center for Black Culture and Research, which features interviews with academics and professionals from across campus who have recognized the importance of a culturally responsible curriculum. Their courses and academic programming provide students with the canons of their discipline, while also intentionally creating a more diverse classroom learning environment.”
January 20 MLK Unity Breakfast: This will take place in the Mountainlair Ballrooms at 8:00 a.m. on Monday January 20, 2020. “The Breakfast is an opportunity for the WVU and greater Morgantown communities to come together to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , and to recognize those in our community who have worked to uphold the principles of equity and social justice that he lived and gave his life for.” For more information, please go here.
WVU Center for Women's and Gender Studies
For more information, please go here.
WVU LGBTQ+ Center Events
Every Monday: ACE Tea! @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. "Join Brandi for this weekly group for Asexual camaraderie and tea. All are welcome! Come to the LGBTQ+ Center Monday’s at 2 for Asexuality themed activities. Different activity each week, ranging from movies to book discussions to crafts to a (hopeful) mini cake baking session. Ask questions, mingle, and of course drink tea! (If tea is your jam, that is!) First week is fandom meet & greet! Discuss your fictional favs and get introduced to everyone. For more info contact Brandi at bah0031@mix.wvu.edu.” This will be held every Monday through December 9th except for November 25th.
Every Tuesday: Snacks & Cartoons @ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. "Join Daniel for an afternoon snack, cartoons and fun. Come chill out, watch some cartoons, and join Daniel and friends for a fun discussion about how Steven Universe teaches us about gender identities and expressions.” This will be held every Tuesday through December 10th except November 26th.
Every Wednesday: Genderwhat?! @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Join this weekly discussion group with Erica and friends to learn more about the gender non-binary spectrum, play games, make crafts and be yourself. Genderwhat?! is a community for people who are trans, gender-nonconforming, genderqueer, or any sort of nonnormative gender. The goal of this community is to create a safe space not only for discussion, but also a place to have fun and build friendships with other people on campus who are not cisgender. Each month is focused on a theme, meaning the events in a certain month would all pertain to a certain subject. Some example themes include: gender expression and fashion, the LGBTQ+ community in various countries, relationships, family "out"ings, or queer history.” This will be held every Wednesday through December 11th except November 27th.
See below for more events...
All events are at the Center at 724 College Avenue unless otherwise noted. See link.
WVU Native American Studies Program
See website for information.