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.
More news on our CCSJ Events and Local Events pages (buttons at left).
...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
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.)
The CCSJ will once again be holding the MLK event at the
Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown in January. We will be collecting
goods for the Scotts Run Settlement House Backpack Feeding
Program. Started in 2011 at Mylan Park Elementary with 212
children, Scotts Run Settlement House has been serving 869 children
at Brookhaven, Cheat Lake, Mason-Dixon, Mountainview, Mylan Park,
and North Elementary Schools. The goal is to ensure that no school
child spends a weekend hungry. This program relies heavily on
financial donations as well as donated foods. Please remember to
bring a donation. Click here for a list of foods used in this program.
2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration