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Our monthly meetings are held via Zoom at present and generally occur every third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Our next meeting will be by Zoom on May 16th at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Zoom Meeting information:
Topic: Community Coalition for Social Justice March Meeting
Time: May 16th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time (US AND CANADA)
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CCSJ representatives will be at the Morgantown/Kingwood NAACP Branch Community Day at the Marilla Center on Sunday, May 7th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. where we will have a chance to network with people from other area groups focused on similar interests.
We will also have a booth at the Morgantown Pride Block Party on Saturday June 24th at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park and amphitheater. We will look forward to seeing you there.
We will be back at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park and amphitheater for our second Social and Environmental Justice Fair on Sunday, September 17th. This will be the first day of WVU’s Diversity Week, and we are coordinating with the organizers of Diversity Week to publicize our event and encourage the WVU community to attend. If you are interested in participating this year, please contact Mike Attfield at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who made our 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on Monday, January 16th, a success. We could not do this without the financial support of the City of Morgantown. We also appreciate the publicity support from Amy Loomis of Main Street Morgantown, which has co-sponsored this event with us for many years. We held our event virtually this year with the support of Jascenna Haislet, Michelle Klishis, and Diane Cale of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at West Virginia University.
Our theme this year was “Telling West Virginia’s Stories and Dreams,” so we want to thank all those who participated in the program: Jeremy Thomas as master of ceremonies; Morgantown Mayor Jenny Selin; Al Anderson, Charlene Marshall, and Sarah Little, who shared their stories of growing up in Osage and attending segregated schools; local musicians Al Anderson and Chris Haddox; the WVU Community Choir under the direction of Dr. Kym Scott; and WVU music faculty member Dr. Hope Koehler. Jeremy Thomas read a children’s story about West Virginia native and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.The Morgantown-Kingwood Branch of the NAACP contributed to the program by inviting Dr. Joseph Jones, visiting assistant professor at the WVU Reed College of Media, to speak on is “Communities of Care: West Virginia and a Civic Identity for the 21st Century.” We had over 150 people attending.
Charlene Marshall, Sarah Little, and Al Anderson
The event was recorded and to watch the video on YouTube go to https://youtu.be/9-lGBh8EY0k. The video is one hour and 10 minutes long.
There is also a story about the event on Black by God: The West Virginian at https://blackbygod.org/articles/community/martin-luther-king-jr-celebration, and we thank Crystal Good, the editor and publisher of Black by God, for asking us to provide this story and photos of Al Anderson (below,left or first), who sings at each of our events, and Morgantown musician Chris Haddox (below, right or second).
Thanks to Mike Sharley and Mike Attfield, who staffed a table for us at the block party on Sunday, August 28th, 2022.
Please send your web site suggestions to Mike Attfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact any of the steering committee members to volunteer to help and to share your suggestions for our work or e-mail us at email@example.com. Please send items to share with our membership to Barb Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also remember to send your dues - $10 for individuals and $25 for organizations – to CCSJ, PO Box 160, Morgantown, WV 26507-0160. You can join or donate by credit card via PayPal on this web site. Go to Join Us.
Please note that CCSJ is a 501 (c) (3) organization and therefore is non-partisan. While we encourage everyone to vote and participate in the political process, we do not endorse candidates, provide a forum for candidates to campaign, or publicize partisan political statements.
FIND US ON FACEBOOK! Just look for “Community Coalition for Social Justice” under “Groups” and become our friend. Thanks to Mike Sharley for being our group “leader.”