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Fairness West Virginia Gala
This annual event will be in Charleston on September 28th. It will be at the Beni Kedem Temple in downtown Charleston. “Fairness West Virginia has been fighting for the Mountain State's LGBTQ community for 10 years. We hope you will join us on September 28th to celebrate this milestone anniversary.
“The event features live music and dancing, a selection of wine and beer, and a buffet-style gourmet dining experience.
“This year's keynote speaker will be world boxing champ Christy Salters. “Tickets are available online at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/94559768389158912 at $125 apiece. You must have a ticket to attend. If you're interested in being a sponsor or having an ad in our program, please call Andrew Schneider at 304-806-2220.
“We hope you'll join us to celebrate 10 years of Fairness WV!”
There is also a new “Name and Gender Change Guide for West Virginia Residents” available at fairnesswv.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/WV-Name-Gender-Change-Guide.pdf.
More information will be available on Facebook or their website.
Kanawha Valley NOW chapter
Information about the Kanawha Valley NOW chapter is available here at their Facebook page. West Virginia NOW also has a Facebook page. There is also a new “Name and Gender Change Guide for West Virginia Residents” available here.
ACLU Of West Virginia is hiring immigrants' Rights Coordinator
“The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia, the state’s leading civil liberties and civil rights organization, seeks a full-time Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator to build upon our past work and implement an effective campaign to help educate, organize and advocate in support of immigrant communities in the Mountain State.
“The ACLU of West Virginia seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate individual to serve as its full-time Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator. This is a newly created, grant-funded position with responsibility for creating and implementing a plan to help educate, organize and advocate in support of immigrants’ rights in West Virginia. The Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator will play a lead role in building a coalition of impacted community members, activists, faith leaders, business leaders and service providers to create space and help immigrants in the state come out from the shadows.
“The ACLU of West Virginia’s main office is in Charleston. However, the Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator will be working statewide. The job will require significant in-state travel and likely occasional out-of-state travel. The Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator will report directly to the ACLU of West Virginia’s Executive Director and will work in close collaboration with the ACLU of West Virginia’s Community Outreach Director, as well as policy, communications, and legal staff.
“This is an ideal opportunity for a talented organizer and communicator to have a significant impact on civil liberties and civil rights in the Mountain State. The professional who holds this position will have the opportunity to mobilize activists and help grow a recognized leader of the resistance to the attacks on our civil liberties.
“This position is primarily grant-funded, with a minimum commitment for two years of funding.” More information is available at here.
The ACLU is also hiring a part-time administrative assistant. More information on that position is available here.