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Local News, Activities, and Events

The following meeting information concerning local news, activities, and events organized by groups other than the CCSJ is generally updated at the beginning of each calendar month. Please check with the originating organization because of likely cancellations or changes since they were originally posted here. See Regional News for non-CCSJ news, activities, and events organized and/or taking place outside the Morgantown area.

MORGANTOWN civilian police review and advisory board update

We are still waiting for news of appointments to this board. Mike Attfield spoke at the City Council meeting on July 5th to express our interest in City Council making these appointments soon. City Council will be meeting in executive session during a special session before the regular meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd, and appointments to this board is one of the items on the agenda.

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MORGANTOWN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

The next regular meeting should be Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. You can get information on the commission, including information on filing complaint forms here and copies of the agendas and minutes for the commission meetings here. You can find a calendar of annual human rights observances here. Observances for the current month are included here.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of  morgantown / monongalia County (LWV-MM)

Follow this group on Facebook and contact them by email at lwvmorgantown@gmail.com. Interested in joining the League of Women Voters? Join online.

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GREATER MORGANTOWN INTERFAITH ASSOCIATION (GMIA)

You can follow GMIA on Facebook or on the web. Their email address is morgantowninterfaith@gmail.com.

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MORGANTOWN NOW CHAPTER

The next meeting should be Tuesday, Auguist 9 at 7:00 p.m. No further information is currently available.

Details and agenda of their meetings are available through their weekly newsletter or email morgantownnow@gmail.com. Follow this group on Facebook. For more information on events go here.

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Morgantown-Kingwood Branch of the NAACP

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Contact the NAACP at 3241naacp@gmail.com for more information and to learn how to participate.

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Follow the NAACP on Facebook.

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MORGANTOWN CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN-MENNONITE

Follow them at their website or on Facebook. Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. in person and via Zoom, with the link available here. "We ask that everyone wear a mask inside the building.”

Groups are again starting to use the various spaces at Morgantown Church of the Brethren. If you have a community event or meeting that needs a space to gather, contact Wes at 681-209-2029.

The church has also started a Sharing Box outside the church at 464 Virginia Avenue, where you can drop off extra food you may have or take some if you need it, or swap food. 

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UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF MORGANTOWN

Check their web site or the Facebook page for information and updates. 

Contact information: UUFMWV, P.O. Box 4109, Morgantown, WV 26504. President, Duane NIchols; V.P. Michael Siciliano; Secretary, Tim Nelms; Treasurer, Denny Houseknecht.

PFLAG

The closest chapter now is in Fairmont, with information available here. According to its website, “PFLAG Fairmont meets each month, usually on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm on the 2nd floor of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the campus of Fairmont State University.”

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DISMANTLING RACISM TOGETHER

Dismantling Racism Together will meet on August 15th at 7:00 p.m. by Zoom. We will listen to a podcast on critical race theory, moral panic and the controversy over what is being taught in the schools called “The Folk Devil Made Me Do It” by Gene Demby. It will be followed by discussion. The zoom link is bit.ly/DRTMonthlyProgram.

For more information please go to their website or email dismantlingracismtogether@gmail.com or contact rebeccarodd@yahoo.com.

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MORGANTOWN PRIDE

Morgantown Pride Events: A list of events for August and September is shown below. One of those events, on August 28, is the Morgantown Pride Block Party, described next.
Morgantown Pride's Block Party:
Registration is now open for Morgantown Pride’s Block Party sponsors and vendors, and folks can register here. A The party will be August 28th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Morgantown Farmers Market.

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Raising Trans Kids Community Group: The Raising Trans Kids Community Group is for West Virginia parents, guardians, and families who are raising transgender or gender diverse kids (of any age), or have kids who might be transgender or gender diverse. The next event will be on August 13th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. “The Raising Trans Kids Community Group is for West Virginia parents, guardians, and families who are raising transgender or gender diverse kids (of any age), or have kids who might be transgender or gender diverse.” Email raisingtranskids@gmail.com to get the meeting information.

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For more information on this group please go to their Facebook page or their web site.

MONONGALIA COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

Get more information on the Center here

Tour/Information Night: MCCAC will host a Tour/Information Night at the Center at 909 Greenbag Road in Morgantown “Join us to learn about MCCAC's services, the Barbara Myers Ambassador Program, and more. Tours will also be available - come check out the new addition!

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WVU NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

See their Facebook page or their website for more information. 

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WVU CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE AND RESEARCH

For more information about the WVU Center, please go here.

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WVU DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS

For upcoming events go here. 

WVU CENTER FOR WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

For more information, please go here.

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WVU LGBTQ+ CENTER

The Center has an active program of events planned that are open to the public. See their website for more information on this and other monthly and weekly activities, and to register for events, or follow them on Facebook.

SAVE THE DATE: WVU’S DIVERSITY WEEK WILL BE OCTOBER 9-14:

“WVU’s annual Diversity Week endeavors to promote celebration, education, and understanding of different identities and experiences present on our campuses. Its aim is to create an atmosphere that provides the WVU community, including students, faculty and staff, the opportunity to explore different cultures, engage in discussions that bring new perspectives, and celebrate the presence of, and contributions made by, people of all identities and experiences.” Details should be forthcoming on the University calendar