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Civics and Social Justice Film Series
The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship has started a Civics and Social Justice Film Series. They welcome folk to join them biweekly Thursdays at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Warrick St, Morgantown, WV 26505. There is no charge for admission. At each screening they have a trivia contest with prize giveaways, too, so feel free to become familiar with the topic of each movie.
The film schedule (subject to change - all at 6:30 p.m. at the UUs) is:
"Fed Up" (Soechtig, 2014) -- Thursday, Feb., 22, 2018
"Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things" (D'Avella, 2016) -- Thursday, March, 08, 2018
"Living on One Dollar" (Temple, Ingrasci, Leonard, 2012) -- Thursday, March, 22, 2018
"Miss Representation" (Neusome Siebel, 2011) -- Thursday, April 12, 2018
"Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock" (Fox, Spione, Dewey, 2017) -- Thursday, April 26, 2018
"Life Itself" (James, 2014) -- Thursday, May 10, 2018
"The Square" (Noujaim, 2017) -- Thursday, May 24, 2018
"Sustainable" (Weschler, 2016) -- Thursday, June 7, 2018
WVU Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Film Series
February 13, 2018 The Homestretch - Three homeless teenagers brave the Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life on the streets to build a brighter future.
March 20, 2018 Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe peacefully resists the government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.
April 10, 2018 The 13th - Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
All events 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Shenandoah Room, MountainLair.
WVU Black History Month
The WVU Center for Black Culture and Research has published a list of events for Black History Month in February. These include: Conversations with Cops, a Hoop Fest, a dramatic reading of The Meeting, a panel discussion of Profiling, Police, and Prison, and an Annual Music Showcase. Further information can be found here.
The Road to Ottawa Exhibit
This Exhibit opens on February 2nd. According to the website for the Monongalia Arts Center (www.monartscenter.com/archives/category/benedum-gallery), “St. Francis de Sales School’s PSALM (Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs) chapter returns to Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) for another February exhibition in the Benedum Gallery. This collaboration happens each February, with St. Francis students turning Morgantown’s attention to human rights tragedies around the world. Led by Nora Sheets, the organization’s history includes 19 years of generating public awareness and moving towards the subsequent elimination of landmines and cluster bombs.
“The Road To Ottawa is inspired by the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, signed by 122 nations in Ottawa, Canada. Student artworks are dedicated to the countries, campaigns and members of civil society that created the legislation and the continued efforts to rid the world of atrocities associated with landmines. MAC invites all to witness this powerful and eye-opening exhibition.
“The exhibition will be available for viewing by the public from February 2 to February 24, 2018 in MAC’s downstairs gallery. There will be a public opening reception on February 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, which will include the students who made the exhibition possible, along with Nora Sheets. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.”
Scrabble Team Tournament
This event takes place on February 25th at St. John's Parish Center, 1481 University Avenue, Morgantown, and is in aid of Literacy Volunteers. Bring a team of 8-10 players, or come alone. Registration is at 2 pm and play begins at 2:30. Cost is $15 if pre-registered, $20 if not, and $10 for students. More information, including details about pre-registration, is here.
WVU Women's and Gender Studies Fireside Chat
This event occurs on March 1st. Join Cris Mayo (LGBTQ+ Center), Cari Carpenter (Women’s and Gender Studies), and Nancy Caronia (English department) for a panel discussion on “Intersectional Pedagogy in the Red Zone” at 4:00 p.m. in the LGBTQ+ Conference Room in WVU’s Hodges Hall.
M
organtown Human Rights Commission Meetings
The Morgantown Human Rights Commission meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Safety Building (300 Spruce Street) conference room.
NAACP Meetings
The Morgantown/Kingwood Branch of the NAACP meets every third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Cross offices, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 300, Morgantown.

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