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Responding to Pittsburgh
Like many others in our community, we are appalled and saddened by the tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27th. We have submitted a letter to the editor of the Dominion Post to express our concern so please look for that.
Hidden Figures Purchased for Local Schools
We have purchased nine copies of Hidden Figures: Read Aloud version for the younger students (K-2) and nine copies of Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition for older students (grades 3-5) for Monongalia County’s elementary schools. This is the landmark study of the African American women who worked for NASA, two of whom had connections to Monongalia County. We have placed a bookplate in each book to acknowledge our donation.
CCSJ MLK Day 2019 Plans Starting
We have reserved the Metropolitan Theatre for a MLK Day 2019 event on January 21. We are pleased to report that the City of Morgantown has budgeted $1,740 to help cover our expenses for this event. Our preliminary idea is to focus on the role of children/youth in the civil rights movement, but please let us know if you have ideas for a theme or participants.
2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Essay Contest
The NAACP has announced its plans for the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day essay contest. This year's theme is "The 1950s vs. Today: Before and After Martin Luther King.” Essays must be a minimum of 300 words and can be supplemented by artwork, photography, and video. Full details are here.
Moms Demand Action Group Forming in Morgantown
For more information and to be added to the mailing list, please contact Kathie Reilly at k.reilly0001@gmail.com or Susie Donaldson at Susie.donaldson@outlook.com.
MLK Community Choir Forming
Practices for this group will be at Greater St Paul AME church, 61 Beechurst Ave, Morgantown, WV 26505. “Calling all singers and musicians to join us as we practice for the Morgantown NAACP and St Paul AME Church annual MLK program on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3p.m. “For more information, please contact Debbie Robinson – 304-906-5262, penda8888@gmail.com
Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center Birthday Club
Information from the Center notes: "For a minimum donation of $25, you can honor your friends or family on their birthday and support a young victim of abuse on theirs. By joining the MCCAC’s Birthday Club, you will ensure that a child abuse victim in Monongalia County will receive a card and present on his/her birthday. If the donation is made in honor, or memory, of a friend or family member his/her birthday will be recognized on the MCCAC Birthday Calendar and they will receive a card informing them of the donation in their honor. This is a great opportunity to support a great cause and ensure that a young child abuse victim has a happy birthday!” For more information on this opportunity click here.
New Bereavement Support Group Starting for those who have lost loved ones due to the opioid epidemic
“We are starting a support group for those who have lost friends, family, or loved ones to the opioid epidemic. The group will run from 5-6pm every other Thursday, beginning July 19th. The group will be free of charge, but donations are appreciated. Donations from the group will be given to the West Virginia Family Grief Center. If you would like to attend please give our office a call so that we can have the appropriate space ready. This group is designed for those who are 18 years and older. If you have any questions, or would
like to reserve a spot, please call us at 304-460-5123 Option 1.”
Cole Warner, Harmony/ROOTS, 1005 White Willow Way, Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304-460-5123 ext. 1