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.
Apr 04 2019
Screening Healing Justice in Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Join us for a screening of the final section of Healing Justice in tribute to the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will show the final, third section of the movie, have a panel, and group discussion/healing circle. Refreshments will be provided. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30.
Mar 30 2019
Charleston Making Change - Organizing in Your Community
From the West Side to the Capitol, everyday people are making change happen in Charleston: A low-income single mom is raising awareness about the importance of SNAP... Young folks organized a candidate forum for the City Council and Mayor's election... Community groups on the West Side are working to get rid of dilapidated buildings... Kanawha Co. teachers demanded that the legislature put KIDS first...
Mar 27 2019
No Choice - Film Screening & Panel
Join us for a free screening of No Choice, a documentary video series of a collection 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 WVU campus in Ming Hsieh Hall, Room 126.
Mar 15 2019
Closing the Transportation Gap in West Virginia
Community meeting addressing transportation needs in low-income rural areas