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CCSJ News, Activities, and Events

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While West Virginia is beginning to think about reopening, we are still following the physical distance guidelines. We are trying something new for us and will be meeting by Zoom on Tuesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. Note the time change to 7:30. Everyone is invited to join us.  The call-in and meeting identification number information will be sent later, but, if you have not used Zoom, you can go to to learn how to access a meeting.

For several years, the City of Morgantown provided funds for us to purchase library books focused on social justice issues for the Morgantown Public Library on Spruce Street. With funds from the Appalachian Community Foundation, we also purchased books for the Clinton District and Clay-Battelle Branch Libraries. Most of these are books for children.
The lists for African American books, economic justice books, and environmental justice books have been updated and are available now at While we do not know when the library will reopen, these lists may give you ideas for future reading.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021
We have applied to the City of Morgantown for support for our event planned for January 18, 2021. We are tentatively considering a theme that highlights historic West Virginia civil rights activists and/or the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. Meanwhile mark your calendars for Monday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. for our fifteenth annual celebration and let us know if you have ideas.  The City of Morgantown has granted our request for $1850 to support this event, but it is subject to potential reduction depending on the City’s financial situation because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To download and view the 2018-19 CCSJ Annual Report please click here.

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