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CCSJ News, Activities, and Events

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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. The link for the June 15 meeting is below.

Topic: Community Coalition for Social Justice June Meeting
Time: June 15, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Tim Hairston has volunteered to represent us on the project that Bekah Aranda and Adelheid Schaupp are leading to research, document, and recognize the historically black schools and the people who attended these schools in Monongalia County.


We will be following and supporting the League of Women Voters’ work focused on the mandatory legislative redistricting that will follow the release of 2020 census date on September 30th. The goal is to draw fair maps. There will be a short time frame to draw boundaries for state races before candidates start to file their papers in early 2022. The national NAACP is focused on this effort, and we will be sharing information from those Zoom calls with the League.


CCSJ has received a grant of $2,000 from the FirstEnergy Foundation to support our work. We thank Elizabeth Durr, who works in the Regional External Affairs office, for her initiative in making this possible and will keep everyone posted as we decide how to use this generous gift.


We have submitted our funding request to the City of Morgantown for funding for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2022 and signed a contract with the Metropolitan Theatre with the hope that we can all gather again there next year. Please let us know if you have ideas as we begin to plan this event.


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 library has added some of these at the Arnettsville branch.

The lists for have been updated and are available now here. There are two lists. One is exclusively books focused on African Americans. The other list includes our former environmental justice and economic justice lists. There is an index on page 3 of the “catalog” that includes links to the various topics so that you can easily find something that might interest you.The library is now open enough that people can order books and pick them up curbside. For more information on this procedure, please go here.

CCSJ 2020 annual meeting and report

A video of the September 2020 CCSJ Annual Meeting undertaken via Zoom is available on YouTube. To download and view the 2019-20 CCSJ Annual Report please click here.


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