WV Free will provide information and resources on how to communicate with elected officials, “focusing on state representatives, but transferable to local and federal level officials,” according to a press release. The event is a combined effort with students of assistant professor of sociology Dr. Molly Clever’s “Community Social Justice” class.

WV Free is a nonprofit organization that focuses on political lobbying, public outreach and advocacy for issues related to health, education and poverty.

Clever explained the training is a group project for the course, and this is the first semester this class has been taught.

“The focus of the course is on making positive social change in our community to address issues of poverty,” she said. “This group decided to focus their project on state-level policy change.”