15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration-“West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders”
The Community Coalition for Social Justice invites everyone to explore the theme of “West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders” during our 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Main Street Morgantown co-sponsors this family-friendly event, while the City of Morgantown provides financial support. We are working with the West Virginia University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to provide this program via OLLI’s Zoom and Facebook Live platforms. You must pre-register at https://bit.ly/3mnuXgw to attend via Zoom. No registration is required to watch the presentation on Facebook. To view the presentation via Facebook Live, on the day of the event go to the OLLI page at https://www.facebook.com/olliatwvu, and the stream should appear at the top of the OLLI page.
Our program will include information about some of West Virginia’s civil rights leaders and feature a performance by Ilene Evans portraying Memphis Tennessee Garrison, who taught in McDowell County and was a leader in the NAACP. Demarcus Bandy, an eighth grader at Mountaineer Middle School, will represent the Morgantown/Kingwood Branch of the NAACP with a presentation on “Structural and Systemic Racism and How to Build an Equitable Future.” Janis-Rozena Peri, West Virginia University associate professor emerita of voice, will sing.
For more information on the Community Coalition for Social Justice, please go to www.ccsjwv.org or email [email protected].
For more information about CCSJ, please go to www.ccsjwv.org or email [email protected].
Zoom and Facebook Live
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA