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Local News, Activities, and Events

The following 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 to check on  possible cancellations or changes that might have occurred since they were originally posted here. See WVU News for Social and Environmental Justice related activties and events organized or occurring at West Virginia University. See Regional News for non-CCSJ news, activities, and events organized and/or taking place outside the Morgantown area.

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The next regular meeting should be Thursday, July 18th, at 6:30 p.m. You can get contact information for the commission, including information on filing complaint forms here. You can get 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 in this website here.

Vacancies on Human Rights Commission. There are currently three vacancies on the commission. According to the City of Morgantown’s website, “Appointments of to the Commission are made by City Council, and all must be residents of the City. All seats are non-ward specific.” Information on applying for the commission is available here

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

The League of Women Voters is a constituent member of West Virginia Women Vote (WVWV) and a member of the CCSJ.

Follow this group on Facebook and contact them by email at Interested in joining the League of Women Voters? Join online. The state League of Women Voters has a new website. “The League of Women Voters of West Virginia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.” They are a member of the CCSJ.

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You can follow GMIA on Facebook or on the web. Their email address is

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The next meeting will be on July 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, 348 E. Brockway Avenue in Morgantown. 

NOW has also announced the rest of its 2024 Schedule:

Tuesday, July 9: Meeting at Friends Meeting House, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13: Mixer, TBA, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10: Meeting at Friends Meeting House, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8: Mixer: TBA, 7:00 pm; 
Tuesday, November 5: VOTE (Election Day)
Tuesday, November 12: Meeting at Friends Meeting House, Annual Meeting / Officer Elections, 7:00 p.m.
December: Mixer: TBA

"*This schedule is an attempt to plan out consistency for the year! We will do our best to stick to this schedule but everything is subject to change for extenuating circumstances."

Email this group at Follow the group on Facebook or their website.

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Morgantown-Kingwood Branch of the NAACP

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June18th at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Contact the NAACP at for more information and to learn how to participate.

The branch has a Readings on Race and Rights group and does its work with a variety of committees, including Education, Political Action, Legal Redress, Criminal Justice, and Health.

Follow the NAACP on Facebook. The Facebook page also includes information on bills in the legislature that are of concern to the branch members.

We appreciate the fact that the Branch shares this CCSJ Update with its membership.

Morgantown Civilian Police Review Advisory Board Needs Two Members

The City of Morgantown is currently accepting applications for the two vacancies on the Board, and you can get a link to the application and more information by going here. “The Board shall consist of nine members appointed by the City Council. Each member shall be a resident of the city or an active member of an organization that works within the city to promote purposes consistent with the purpose of the Board.” For links to agendas and minutes of past meetings, go here.  

Megan Gandy, a member of the Police Review Advisory Board, is inviting volunteers who would like to participate in a focus group she is holding to collect opinions about safety and policing in Morgantown . She will be holding a focus group for social justice and advocacy organizations like CCSJ in the Morgantown area. She is hoping that advocacy group members can give their input about what safety issues their constituencies are experiencing and what their needs are for policing from the Morgantown Police Department. It is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the upstairs meeting room of the Morgantown Public Library on Spruce Street. She expects the group to run until 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by replying to by July 8th to let her know if you can make it, and what accommodations you need in terms of childcare, parking, accessibility, or dietary restrictions for refreshments. Also, if you have any questions in the meantime, she will be happy to answer them.

If you’re interested but unable to make this group, please share your voice  by filling out the availability survey here. She will also be able to let you know when another group is scheduled. 

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Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. in person and via Zoom with the link available here

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The church hosts summer Picnics in the Park. Everyone is welcome. The picnics start about noon.

The church has a Blessings Box outside the church at 464 Virginia Avenue, Morgantown, where you can drop off extra food you may have or take some if you need it, or swap food. Feminine hygiene products are also welcome.

Follow them at their website or on Facebook. The church is a member of the CCSJ.

greater morgantown interfaith association

If you are interested in this group, please contact Eve Faulkes at

Fairmont PFLAG

Information is available here and on their Facebook page.

There will be a  on July 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. Marshal Allen Sherry will be the host. “Join us at our July monthly meeting to hotwash Fairmont Pride 2024, manage regular business, and plan the rest of our year. Open to all members, non-members, and members-hopeful! Bring a friend!”

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Dismantling Racism Together (DRT) will not be meeting in July but invites everyone to join in reading Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America by Jimmie P. Hawkins over the summer. The book includes the many forms of Black protest in American history, from pre-colonial time through the George Floyd protests of 2020. In August Dismantling Racism Together will have a discussion of the book. 

For more information about the group please go to their website or Facebook or email or contact

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The Coalition was very active during the legislative session, including, after the session, publishing an op ed in the Charleston Gazette and a letter to the editor in the Dominion Post about its issues. See our Legislature Updates/Alerts page for information on issues of concern. Send your email address to, and we will pass on your information to the coalition’s leadership.

For more information about the group please go to their website or Facebook or email or contact

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According to their website: "We provide social and educational resources for the LGBTQ+ Community, Friends and Allies in Mon. County. Our main focus is to sponsor and participate in events and programs that enrich the Morgantown community and affirm the value of LGBTQ+ people within our community. We offer several events throughout the year to bring people together and raise awareness."

For information on this group, go to their Facebook page or their website. Morgantown Pride has an Instagram page here.

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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. Follow Morgantown Pride on Facebook.

Anyone interested in joining the meeting for the first time or to get more information can


The mission of MCCAC is to advocate for children who have been abused or encountered other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by providing a child-friendly and safe environment where children and their families can be interviewed, supported, and healed.

MCCAC's Annual Golf Tournament will be held on July 27th at Mountaineer Golf Course. "Join us for a day of funn, competition, and philanthropy at the Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center!.... 3 Person Scramble - $100 per person ($300 per team). If you are interested in registering a team or sponsoring the event, please contact Taylor at MCCAC: or 304-598-0344."

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Follow this group here  or on Facebook. The Facebook page includes information on legislation of concern to the MCCAC through the West Virginia Child Advocacy Center.

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Scotts Run 

Community sing: This event happens every last Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Scott’s Run Settlement House, 41 Ladybug Drive in Osage. You do not have to be from Scotts Run to participate. It is for everyone, from anywhere, and for all ages!

WVU-associated news and activities

Go here for information.