Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Morgantown: A Knowing Intimacy: film, discussion & exhibit reception

Elaine McMillion Sheldon is a Peabody award-winning documentary filmmaker based in West Virginia. Her work explores universal stories of identity, roots, survival and resilience. Sheldon is the director of "Heroin(e)" a Netflix Original Documentary short that follows three women fighting the opioid crisis in Huntington, West Virginia. In 2013, she released "Hollow," an interactive documentary that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of West Virginians. "Hollow" received a Peabody and Emmy nomination as well as 3rd Prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards, and it was featured in an exhibit at the WVU Downtown Campus Library 2015-2016. With A Knowing Intimacy, Sheldon reflects on how LA Times described her work with a "knowing intimacy," and this shared quality among her and the work of West Virginia based photographers Rebecca Kiger, Meg Elizabeth Ward and Lisa Elmaleh. "The things that are left unsaid inform the work in a huge way," said Sheldon. "Whether that's our relationship with others, nature, or ourselves. The knowledge we have, that is not often shared on the surface, is the undercurrent that makes our work just that, ours." The photographs will be on view through April 13, 2018 in room 1020. Sheldon's film "Heroin(e)" will be shown in the Downtown Campus Library on March 8 at 6:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion with the artists about documenting the lives of women, in celebration of Women's History Month.

Link: http://exhibits.lib.wvu.edu/gallery_intimacy

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Morgantown: Conscious Harvest Farm to Families CSA Fundraiser at Beertopia

Consious Harvest Cooperative ( www.consciousharvest.org) is hosting a fundraiser at Beertopia to support the Farm to Families CSA! Drinks, Live Music, and Community Connection.

Info about the Farm to Families program:
The Farm to Families CSA program, celebrating it's fifth year, assists our community members with limited resources in providing fresh, local, and wholesome foods to their families. The project is the result of community partnerships between Conscious Harvest, The Shack Neighborhood House, Mountain Harvest Farm, Firsthand Cooperative and more.

Each growing season participating families pick up a box of the freshest vegetables from the Shack Neighborhood House. This program is in place to make fresh local produce more accessible to families living with limited resources. Each March, families participating in anti-hunger programs run by our partner organizations, are eligible to apply.

Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/144042786307114/

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Jan
25
4:00 PM16:00

Huntington: Nevertheless She Persisted Art Reception

Art exhibition to highlight women artists of Appalachia!

Hosted by Marshall University Libraries

Join us for the opening reception of the art exhibition "Nevertheless, She Persisted". This exhibition features the art of current and former students, faculty and staff of Marshall University with the goal to highlight the work and experiences of women artists of Marshall in order to feature the diverse and talented artists connected to our University.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/384643015329077/?ti=cl

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Jan
23
8:30 AM08:30

LEWISBURG: Your Voice WV: Citizen Lobbyist Training

Join a coalition of state and local organizations and groups to learn how to effectively talk with your elected officials about progressive issues that matter to you!

This training will provide information and resources on how to speak with your elected officials, focusing on your state representatives (but transferable to local and federal level officials, as well). We'll also dive into some messaging tips on a variety of issues and how to connect these issues in a strategic and effective manner.

Networking time will be included in the training to learn more from policy/issue experts and get involved in organizations or groups you're most interested in.

This event is FREE, and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2031905280354166/

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Jan
22
5:00 PM17:00

HUNTINGTON: MU Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) Launch Party

Join us for the launch of our new student organization, Planned Parenthood Generation Action!

We will discuss Planned Parenthood and all the ways you can get involved with the reproductive health and rights movement in WV.

There will be FREE Planned Parenthood t-shirts and other swag, pizza, and snacks.

Stop by and join our awesome organization!

https://www.facebook.com/events/834279753425358/

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Jan
22
8:30 AM08:30

CHARLESTON: Women's and Girls' Day at the Legislature

2018 Theme: A Will to Lead --

A unique experience where women and girls (7th grade up) can learn together to lead, govern and have a voice in their communities. Tour the Capitol, see the WV Legislature in session, network with others, and plan a strategy for your future! Each person must register to attend -- http://wvde.state.wv.us/forms/2018/oss/girls-womens-day -- or for questions call 304-558-6073.

https://www.facebook.com/events/263599324164372/

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Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

MORGANTOWN: Handmaid's Protest- Women’s March Still Strong One Year Later!

Inspired by our sisters from Diverse and United and Women’s March WV, Jefferson and Berkeley County Huddles,

Mountaineers for Progress, Morgantown National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, and other community partners are holding a rally to support intersectional women's rights.

We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women - including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.

Let's join together and loudly call out the sexism and anti-women policies of our current administration - or risk starring in a real-life version of "The Handmaid's Tale." This is a key moment for women to resist - rising up and boldly demonstrating that a society where women are treated as anything but equals will not be tolerated.

To join our emailing list email:
megansmith.mls@gmail.com

To purchase a costume: Choose a red cape and white bonnet (some folks have used Amazon, but use your store of choice).

To borrow a costume: If you are unable to purchase your own, we have several costumes to lend. Contact megansmith.mls@gmail.com if you would like to borrow a costume for the event:)

Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/125359838107968/

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Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

SHEPHERDSTOWN: WVMD Farm Showcase

Come to Town Run Tap House and meet your local farmers in the Eastern Panhandle WV/Western Maryland area! January is the planning season for these fine folks so there's no better time to meet them and discuss your food options for the upcoming year! Learn about CSA shares, ethically raised meats, farmers markets and educational opportunities!!
Supporting local food production is essential to sustainability and reversing climate change. Attendees can expect to make connections with their local farmers and educators to further engage in the local economy. Admission is free!

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Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

SHEPHERDSTOWN: Students for Reproductive Rights Launch Party

Join us for the official launch of our student organization, Students for Reproductive Rights!

We will discuss our organizations' plans and goals, Planned Parenthood, and all the ways you can get involved with the reproductive health and rights movement in WV.

There will be FREE Planned Parenthood t-shirts and other swag, pizza, and snacks.

Stop by and join our awesome organization!

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Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

MORGANTOWN: Your Voice WV: Citizen Lobbyist Training

Join a coalition of state and local organizations and student groups to learn how to effectively talk with your elected officials about progressive issues that matter to you! The training will take place in Ming Hsieh, Room 122.

This training will provide information and resources on how to speak with your elected officials, focusing on your state representatives (but transferable to local and federal level officials, as well). We'll also dive into some messaging tips on a variety of issues and how to connect these issues in a strategic and effective manner. Networking time will be included in the training to learn more from policy/issue experts and get involved in organizations or groups you're most interested in.

This event is FREE, and all are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1623371511084990/

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