Past Events


What the Heck is Medicare for All?
Sep 16 2019
What the Heck is Medicare for All?
You've heard the buzz, and you might be wondering... what the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me? If you're tired of not getting the healthcare you need, or paying through the nose, this event is for you. Learn how this big idea could help save money and lives across America... and how we can make it happen soon.
West Virginia Medicaid Summit 2019
Sep 10 2019
West Virginia Medicaid Summit 2019
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care invites you to sponsor the Medicaid Matters for West Virginia Summit. This one-day event will cover Medicaid topics of importance and will allow us to share concerns, issues and opportunities in West Virginia.
2019 Summer Policy Institute
Jul 26 2019
2019 Summer Policy Institute
This year’s SPI will be held from July 26-28 at WV State University in Institute, WV and will center around criminal justice reforms. Panelists and speakers will highlight recent criminal justice reform victories as well as innovative policies that would help even more folks across the state avoid the criminal justice system when possible and improve the reentry process for those coming out of the justice system. Interactive sessions, including a re-entry simulation with officials from the U.S Department of Justice, will set the tone for the weekend.
Restorative Justice in West Virginia
Jul 18 2019
Restorative Justice in West Virginia
Restorative Justice Event and Presentation How could restorative justice help kids in West Virginia?
Healing Justice Film Screening in Beckley
Jun 13 2019
Healing Justice Film Screening in Beckley
Film screening starts at 1:00 PM. Reverend Ron English will moderate a panel discussion at 2:30PM followed by a discussion about the most recent legislative wins for previously incarcerated individuals by Rick Wilson with the American Friends Service Committee. Free and open to the public. 4 hours of CEU's for social work, LPC, and CRC (DRS employees only) pending approval.
Jun 12 2019
Kate White with Legal Aid of WV will be presenting on the new expungement bill (SB 152) including an overview of eligibility guidelines and the expungement petition process of the new law. This meeting will be June 12 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at the Goodwill Prosperity Center in Charleston, WV. Come learn about the process to have misdemeanors or nonviolent felonies expunged. The council is also encouraging people to bring someone they know with a misdemeanor or nonviolent felony conviction to help them understand the expungement process.
Open House for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Jun 09 2019
Open House for Paid Family and Medical Leave
NOW Morgantown June Open House! In addition to food, beverages, and general merriment, Kelly Allen will leave a discussion on paid family and medical leave.
Runaway Inequality Book Talk
May 20 2019
Runaway Inequality Book Talk
Join author Les Leopold, executive director of the Labor Institute, for a discussion of his most recent book "Runaway Inequality": What has made our economy less fair and left most of us less secure? How does the US really compare with other developed countries? What does economic inequality have to do with other critical issues, including education, criminal justice, racism, climate change, foreign trade and war? What concrete steps can we take to begin building a fair and just society?
Workshop: Fighting Runaway Inequality
May 19 2019
Workshop: Fighting Runaway Inequality
The U.S. is an increasingly unequal society: the average CEO makes nearly 800 times more than the average worker, and the wealthiest 1% of households own 40% of the wealth. It is impossible to have a functioning democracy when so few people control so much wealth. Join us for a free workshop with Les Leopold, director of the Labor Institute and author of "Runaway Inequality," to explore what inequality has to do with our current political situation and how people across the political spectrum can find common cause to fight for a fair economy. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/InequalityWV
May 13 2019
Please join members of the community as we discuss poverty in Greenbrier County and solutions through public policy to lift up our neighbors who struggle and our community as a whole. The WVCBP is cosponsoring this event with the Poor People's Campaign.