USM hosts second annual Social Justice Fair

USM hosts second annual Social Justice Fair

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Several Hattiesburg service organizations and campus groups met with students at the University of Southern Mississippi's second annual Social Justice Fair.

Groups like the NAACP, Habitat for Humanity, the Eagle's Nest Food Pantry and the Edwards Street Fellowship Center joined USM's Office of Sustainability to share information on getting involved.

"It's all about social justice and people from the wider community and the campus community are here to explain their messages, their issues and educate people on how they can volunteer to help," said Melissa Olsen, sustainability coordinator with the Office of Sustainability.

"I think this is a great way to introduce students to a few different clubs," said Raven Ferguson, a USM student and member of the Sustainability Advocates, a campus club. "There's a bunch of tables set up here and they can get information from all of them."

"This is an amazing event to bring awareness to social justice issues, like the environment," said Sherri Amadi, another student who also recently joined the Office of Sustainability.

Nearly 20 organizations were represented at the fair.