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West Virginia University Activities and Events

The following information concerning West Virginia University Social and Environmental Justice related activities and events is generally updated at the beginning of each calendar month. Before committing to an activity or event please check for cancellations or changes since they were originally posted here. See Local News for non-CCSJ news, activities, and events organized and/or taking place in the Morgantown area. See Regional News for non-CCSJ news, activities, and events organized and/or taking place outside the Morgantown area.

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WVU Council for Gender EQuality

For information please go to their website or email

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Videos Available for October 9-10 “THIS LAND WAS ALREADY LOVED” Events: Below you’ll find the links to the forum recordings in case you were not able to attend the whole event or would like to review and/or share with others. Note: The videos will also be available through the Native American Studies Program webpage and will later be permanently archived through WVU Libraries.

Monday, October 9 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Keynote address, “Truth to Power: History from Indigenous Perspectives” by Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee Confederacy – Watch Zoom
Tuesday, October 10 9:00-6:00 p.m.
Keynote presentations for “This Land Was Already Loved”
Watch Zoom Webinar Recording | Zoom Webinar Speaker View Only Option
Presenters appear in the following order:
Delaware Nation President Deborah Dotson
Delaware Tribe of Indians Chief Brad KillsCrow
Cherokee Nation history & cultural preservation officer Catherine Foreman-Gray
(Lunch & Learn with John Block, traditional Seneca Singer & traditional dancer Kayleen Block, Mohawk)
Eastern Shawnee Chief Glenna Wallace
Shawnee Tribe Chief Ben Barnes
Tadodaho Sid Hill, Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee Confederacy

For information, please contact Bonnie M. Brown, Coordinator of the Native American Studies Program, West Virginia University, PO Box 6284, Morgantown, WV, 26506-6284, NAS.WVU.EDU, @WVU_NASprogram, or call 304-293-4626.

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You can access the award nomination form here. The deadline is November 17th at 5:00 p.m. The award recipients will be announced at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day breakfast, on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. Note the new time for the breakfast!

For more information about the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, please go here.

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Tuesday, November 7: OutFront Series, James Conlon, TJ Chang –LGBTQ+ Politics and Policy Speaking Event. 
"James Conlon and TJ Chang have a special interest in fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in the political sphere. Join them in their discussion about how to make positive change for the LGBTQ+ communities in Politics and Policy.” Go to the Center’s Facebook page to find the registration link, which was not available at “press time.”

See their website for more information on this and other monthly and weekly activities, and to register for events, or follow them on Facebook.

WVU Events Open to the Public with Social Justice Focus

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.: Honoring Diversity Series #6 - Critical Conversations on Disabilities.
Presenter - Dr. Samantha Ross
Attendee Register Link –

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.: Honoring Diversity Series #7 - Investigating Accessibility at WVU. 
Presenters - Kayla Abrahamson, Eric Baker, Will Sturgell
Attendee Register Link –

Campus Read Author Event: November 14, 7:00 p.m., WVU Mountainlair Ballrooms
Partners: The Dan and Betsy Brown Lecture Series

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