Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is bringing millions of dollars for construction and development all across the state. Thanks to a training program, West Virginia is well positioned to meet the demand for more workers with skilled women.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
There's a name for young people, who aren't in school, or working, or training for work. They are disconnected youth. West Virginia has one of the highest rates of these young people — between the age of 16 and 24 — who feel stuck in the transition between school and joining the workforce.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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