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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 events and activities in the Morgantown area not organized directly by the CCSJ.

Race matters summit
This is being held by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. Session 3 will take place on September 21. The primary purpose of the Summit is to discuss race in a comprehensive, collaborative, and compassionate manner designed to build the Beloved Community in West Virginia. The main speaker will be Angela Davis. Angela Davis is internationally known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. You can register for the session here. Other sessions are on October 1 and November 5, 2020.

There will be activities around the state during 2020. See here for details.

Information about the Kanawha Valley NOW chapter is available here at their Facebook page or email There is also a new “Name and Gender Change Guide for West Virginia Residents” available here.

West virginia ACLU
COVID-19: ACLU West Virginia posts about COVID-19 include information on people's rights, on making prison data accessible, and concerning racial disparities in prisons.
Women's Equality Day Centennial: August 26, 2020, will mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in all states. The 1965 Voting Rights Act was designed to guarantee that right, especially to African American women. Centennial celebrations around the country had to go virtual because of COVID-19, but you can learn more from Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, or the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.

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West Virginia NOW has a Facebook page and a web page.
“West Virginia NOW is the state chapter of the National Organization for Women, the country’s largest feminist political organization. As a grassroots nonprofit volunteer organization, WVNOW has a dual focus of supporting local chapters, as well as maintaining a strong legislative presence.
“WVNOW members are committed to fostering a unified intersectional, multigenerational feminist future for West Virginia.”

Fairness West Virginia is hiring a development associate. The position is open until filled, and the description is available here. Fairness West Virginia has also posted information about the West Virginia State Supreme Court of Appeals decision on transgender name changes on birth certificates. To read more about this and sign a petition asking the legislature to deal with this, please go here
Follow Fairness West Virginia on Facebook here. To donate, please go here.

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