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Regional News, Events, and Activities

The following meeting information concerning state-wide and area news, events, and activities is 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 Local News for non-CCSJ events and activities organized and/or occurring in the Morgantown area.

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west virginia now

West Virginia NOW has a Facebook page and a web page.

The WV NOW State Conference is scheduled for November 13-14, 2021. This will be a virtual event. Details will be forthcoming.

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September 17th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: “Constitution Day is coming up and we're celebrating the importance of our civil liberties with a statewide Constitution, Civil Rights, and ACLU-WV trivia night!

“Register your team and put your heads together to take home some civil liberties bragging rights and prizes ($20 for teams of up to five members; only one registration form per team is necessary) or register as an individual ($5) and join a team to participate.

“Register at the link below and you will receive the event Zoom information by email:

“Please contact Mollie Kennedy at with questions.”

November 13th (All Day) Bill of Rights Bash 2021: “Join the ACLU-WV staff, board and friends for an evening of civil rights and celebration!

“We hope you can be a part of our Bill of Rights Bash fundraiser this year as we celebrate the work of the ACLU of West Virginia, honor giants in the civil liberties community, and look forward to the challenges ahead.

“Three outstanding West Virginians will also be honored at this event: Rabbi Victor Urecki and Ibtesam Barazi will receive the Sid Bell Memorial Award for their service to the ACLU of West Virginia, and West Virginia Delegate Danielle Walker will receive the Roger Baldwin Award for her service to our state.

“Interested in being a sponsor? View sponsorship options and descriptions here, and contact Rose Winland at with questions.

“Interested in being a sponsor? View sponsorship options and descriptions here, and contact Rose Winland at with questions.

“We are looking forward to seeing you at the Bill of Rights Bash!” The event will be held at the Beni Kedem Temple, 100 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

“Interested in being a sponsor? View sponsorship options and descriptions here, and contact Rose Winland at with questions.

The ACLU has an Equity and Justice Fellowship that is “open to undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and nontraditional students or citizen activists who identify as being in a historically marginalized community that is underrepresented in West Virginia advocacy and policy-making spaces.

“Depending on fellows' areas of study and career goals, fellows can work with ACLU-WV staff on legal advocacy, policy advocacy, research, communications, community education, organizing, development, or nonprofit management matters.

“Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply.” The application is available here.

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The Fairness West Virginia Gala is on October 23rd.

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“Our gala is scheduled on October 23rd and will be hosted at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston. This black tie-optional party will help us celebrate our efforts to make the Mountain State a better place for LGBTQ people to live, work and raise a family. Buy your tickets now!

“This year, we’re excited to announce that Sydnee and Justin McElroy, hosts of the critically acclaimed Sawbones podcast, will deliver the keynote address and record an episode of their podcast live! The dynamic duo are a part of the well-known McElroy family of podcasters, a family whose podcasts have been downloaded millions of times.

Sawbones offers listeners a deep look at the strange history of medicine to uncover all the odd, weird, wrong, dumb and just gross ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years. Sydnee, a practicing doctor from Huntington, used her expertise to help Fairness advocate against discriminatory anti-transgender bills proposed at the state Legislature.”

To order tickets and get more information, please go to here.

Follow Fairness West Virginia on Facebook or at their website.

2021 summit on Race matters in west virginia

There will be a 2021 Summit on Race Matters in West Virginia hosted by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

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All are invited to attend the 2021 edition of the Summit on Thursday, October 7th at 4:00 pm.

This year’s Summit theme is Moving from Awareness to Action: Focusing on Solutions. It will include two panels featuring local speakers who have taken steps to address diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations. Click here to see the event promotional piece with the speakers. 

The Summit is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.