The Community Coalition for Social Justice (CCSJ) brings together people from the Morgantown and nearby areas, including religious organizations, faculty and staff of area schools and the University, labor unions, and community advocacy organizations to promote social justice in our community.
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...Yet, the fierce urgency of now calls us from despair, urges us claim no more than our share. Lucent with renewal, we will not ignore the damage deepening in our land. Dry self-seeking needs love to moisten us to malleable shape. Hands together, pushing on the universe’s moral arm, we can help it bend toward justice.

--Susan Shaw Sailer
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Part of a poem written for the Morgantown Seventh Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, “Hand in Hand, Together We Can”, 2013. Three phrases in the final two stanzas are drawn from writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Full poem here.)
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At the invitation of Morgantown City Council member Jenny Selin, Barb Howe spoke at the Morgantown City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting on February 23 as part of a group presentation asking Council to pass a resolution promoting social justice for all in opposition to HB 4012. Kelly Kimble of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, Paula Fitzgerald of the WVU College of Business and Economics, and Billie Murray of the Morgantown Human Rights Commission also spoke. The resolution to support the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce statement is on the agenda for the March 1 City Council meeting.
We have told our state senators that we oppose HB 4012 and, as part of the work of the West Virginia Friends of Syrian Refugees, we will be contacting our representatives in Congress to ask that they vote against any measure that would restrict the admission of refugees into the U.S. and that we are prepared to welcome and assist them to resettle here.