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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 2021 National NOW Conference, Springing Hope into Action: Amplifying NOW’s Intersectional Feminist Agenda is just around the corner! The conference will be held Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25; Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1; and on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 2021. This will be a virtual conference and it is free of charge. Register for the conference here

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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ACLU NEWS: 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.

ACLU AND AMIZADE Appalachian Queer Youth Summit is July 31st - August 1st: “The ACLU-WV, in partnership with Amizade, is thrilled to announce our 2021 Appalachian Queer Youth Summit!

“This camp will bring together high school juniors and seniors (homeschool students welcome) who either identify as LGBTQ+ or come from LGBTQ+ families from across West Virginia and give them the tools they need to organize and advocate for the issues they care about.

“Campers will learn how to talk to legislators, how to run meetings, tell powerful stories, and more, and will participate in a collective action to better the lives of LGBTQ+ people after the camp concludes.

“Perhaps most importantly, AQYS campers will get to be themselves for a weekend around people who understand them.”

Note that registration is limited, and the priority registration date was April 30th.

For more information on this event and to register, please go here.

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Fairness is hiring a Development and Administrative Associate. More information is available here

Fairness sponsored an event featuring faith leaders around the state, calling on Senators Manchin and Capito to support the Equality Act. You can watch the recording of the event here. Morgantown leaders Rabbi Joe Hample (Tree of Life), Rev. Zac Morton (First Presbyterian), and Pastor Bob Roberts (First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) participated.

Follow Fairness West Virginia on Facebook or at their website.