Jul 18 2019
Restorative Justice in West Virginia
Restorative Justice Event and Presentation How could restorative justice help kids in West Virginia?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Apr 17 2019
Join us for a free screening of No Choice, a documentary video series of powerful abortion stories. Following the film, representatives from the partner organizations will host a panel on the film and the state of reproductive rights in West Virginia. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Stop in early to chat with partner organizations about current work and projects, and how to get involved. Film begins at 6:00 pm The screening will be held on the Shepherdstown campus in Reynolds Hall.
Apr 17 2019
A conversation with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: How Our Government Segregated America, 7:00PM, West Virginia State University, Ferrell Hall, Institute, WV. For more information, email Michael Pennington or call 304-766-3044.
Apr 15 2019
15 Minutes on April 15 About Tax Day
Join Sean and Seth from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy for this Facebook Live event on 'Tax Day.' They will go over some of the more frequently asked topics about tax policy and answer your questions.