Non-CCSJ Events For October 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, State Events, and News
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Greater Morgantown Interfaith Association (GMIA)
The annual GMIA October event will be Sunday, October 20th, at First Presbyterian Church, 456 Spruce Street, Morgantown, at 4:00 p.m. The program is entitled “Everyone is Sacred: How Religion Calls Us To Embrace Our Shared Humanity.” There will be a panel discussion followed by dinner and a reception. 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 (October 17th) 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’s Fall Membership Meeting will be Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Katharine Antolini, chair of History and International Studies at West Virginia Wesleyan, will be the speaker. She is well known for her research about women’s suffrage.
The League of Women Voters is working with a state and a local group 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.
The League joined with the Morgantown chapter of the National Organization for Women for an event in late August to kick off a year of activities related to 2020.
Morgantown NOW
Their next meeting will be on This meeting will be on October 8th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, 648 E. Brockway.
Follow this group on Facebook.
Morgantown PFLAG
This meeting will be on October 15th at the Colonial Park Apartments Community Room, 3298 University Avenue, Morgantown, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The October Social Saturday will be at the downtown Panera at 207 Willey Street on October 19th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The November Social Saturday will be November 16th at the same time and place.
PFLAG is sponsoring “Raising Transgender Kids Meeting” on November 2nd from 4:00 to 6:00 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!
Please contact PFLAG at 304-296-8236 or info@pflagmorgantown.org for details on the specific meetings. Also, see Facebook or website,
Morgantown Pride
This group “provides social and educational resources for the LGBTQ+ Community, Friends and Allies in Mon. County.”
The next meeting will be Sunday, October 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at Terra Café, 425 Industrial Avenue, in Star City. “This regular meeting is to build community with our friends, families and neighbors on the first Sunday of the month. We encourage you order drinks at Terra Cafe and join us in the conference room for some community time. If you have time feel free to participate in our monthly meetings starting at 10.”
“Celebrate National Coming Out Day on October 11th with a good 'ol hoedown down with Morgantown Pride!
“This event will feature live music from Josie Martin and Natural Rat, and Paisley Fields! In between musical acts, local amateur drag queens and kings will take the stage!
“Ticket pre-sales can be purchased through the Pride website. All pre-sales are $10 and come with a Pride Pack, which comes Morgantown Pride sticker pack, one drink ticket, one and admission ticket into the show. At-door tickets will be $12. Please note, this event is for ages 18+.
“Doors open at 8pm, Music begins at 9pm, See ya'll at the show!”
Morgantown Pride Tiki Bar Fundraiser
This evemt starts at 5:00 p.m. at Tin 202, 202 High Street, Morgantown. “We're looking forward to a night of fun at Tin 202. Throw on your favorite tropical shirt, and get ready to kick back and enjoy some amazing food and handcrafted cocktails. “10% of purchases will be donated to Morgantown Pride!”
Follow this group’s activities on Facebook.
NAACP
The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 15th at 5:30 p.m. at the Pines Country Club. The NAACP will again be hosting an essay contest in conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Dr. Jerry Carr, the Branch president, has reported that the “Essay Committee has already established a theme: ‘What’s Different Today? Civil Rights Before and After Martin Luther King.’ Essays must be a minimum of 300 words and must focus on a civil rights topic (not on Martin Luther King’s biography).” More details will follow here.
WVU Center for Black Culture and Research
No events scheduled. For more information, please go here.
WVU Center for Women's and Gender Studies
No events scheduled. For more information, please go here.
WVU LGBTQ+ Center Events
“Every Monday: ACE Tea! @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Join Brandi for this weekly group for Asexual camaraderie and tea.
“Every Tuesday: Snacks & Cartoons @ 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Join Daniel for an afternoon snack, cartoons and fun.
“Every Wednesday: Genderwhat?! @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM. 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.”
“Join the LGBTQ+ Center in celebrating LatinX and Hispanic identities during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). During the month, we are hosting a LatinX Film & Discussion Series about the intersection of LatinX, Hispanic and LGBTQ+ Identities. “Join us at 1:00 PM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the LGBTQ+ Center (Maple House, 724 College Avenue) for the following films in October:” October 2: “Odd People Out” October 4: “Y Tu Mamá También” October 7: “El Canto del Colibri Latino: Immigrant Men and Their LGBTQ Family Members” October 9: “Peyote” October 14: “Naomi Campbell - A Trans Woman in Chile Seeks a Better Life”
All events are at the Center at 724 College Avenue unless otherwise noted. See link.
WVU Native American Studies Program
Screening of “Dawnland” on October 14th: “Join the Native American Studies Program for a free and open to the public screening of DAWNLAND. Plan to arrive by 2:45 p.m. The film begins at 3 p.m. Light refreshments provided. The event will be moderated by Dr. Cari Carpenter.” The event will be held in the Greenbrier Room of the WVU Mountainlair.
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