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Archive: Social Justice

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Join Pennsylvanians to Ensure Our Communities can Thrive

By Veronica Coptis / March 19, 2021
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During our monthly community meeting in February we discussed with our supporters about what is in the THRIVE agenda and what this means for our communities in Washington and Greene Counties. At the end of this month we are joining the Thriving PA Working Group* in hosting a statewide town hall to learn about the […]

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Statement of Solidarity and Action From PA to the Gulf South

By Veronica Coptis / February 23, 2021
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A changing climate leads to changes in the frequency, intensity, duration, and timing of extreme weather and climate events, and can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events.  —International Panel on Climate Change All of this is happening when we are still facing the ravages of a global pandemic, an extractive economy that continues […]

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Five Women of Color Creating a Better Community in Washington County

By Kristen Locy / February 18, 2021
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layout-caption-below design-layout-inline combination-animation-none individual-animation-none individual-text-animation-none ” data-test=”image-block-inline-outer-wrapper”> This Black History Month we at CCJ are celebrating the rich black history here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. For this blog post, we interviewed five amazing women of color on their perspectives on what it means to be an advocate for justice in our community. Where she grew up: […]

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Our Rich Local Black History

By Kristen Locy / February 18, 2021
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Civil rights march – ‘March to the Post Office’ – in Washington PA in April 1964. Understanding our history is critical to building our future communities. It is not an accident that many of us did not learn the rich history of resistance and work to fight for respect and dignity for all people that […]

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We Must Unite Against Racism in Our Communities

By Veronica Coptis / October 2, 2020
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It is disgusting and hateful that KKK flyers are being distributed throughout Greene County over the past few weeks, but it should not be surprising. White supremacists are everywhere, and white supremacy is embedded in many of our institutions. No community is immune from this hateful ideology, and a community that willfully ignores this hateful […]

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Remembering and Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Veronica Coptis / September 19, 2020
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We all just heard the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away tonight. It is such a sad day when the passing of someone so important – someone whose life’s work affords women the right to do the work that they choose, and LGBTQ couples the right to marry as they choose – cannot […]

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