Racial Justice Workshop to Take Place in Charleston Over Weekend

WV Freedom School

A three day racial justice workshop will kick-off Friday in Charleston.

American Friends Service Committee will host the West Virginia Freedom School, a three-day racial justice workshop that runs from Friday to Sunday at the East End Family Resource Center on the East End of Charleston. Students from Clay, Kanawha, Pocahontas, Marshall, Logan, Boone and Mingo counties will attend the meeting. They’ll combine with college students from Wesleyan University, Bridge ValleyTech and West Virginia State University.

The Freedom School is a national effort to educate young people about racism throughout the history of the United States. The hope is that by providing an understanding of the history that it will help students understand the current racial environment.

They’ll also discuss on-going efforts addressing poverty and racism, eliminating college debt and getting their peers registered to vote.