Social Justice Matters
by Susan Fleming, VP for Social Justice
Sunday , April 14, 1:00 pm, Room L
Contact: Susan Fleming
firstname.lastname@example.org; call or text (203)722-6501
The last session of a 3 part church wide discussion series! Our first book (Justice on Earth) session was very inspiring with great attendance from those buying the book and others who had not. We touched upon our personal relationship with nature and how our UU forebears have shaped some of our thoughts.
We realized the differences in stories within the group and how our economic status has influenced our experiences. Sadly, we became aware that the problems of environmental degradation are encroaching on communities already often to those populations who have the least ability to defend themselves. That is where the Justice piece fits in. How to fight for our earth home and begin by standing up for equity now? Our interactions were lively and thought provoking. We look forward to the next meeting on 4/14 and will try to take advantage of the events planned before that date to better inform us.
Thanks to Linda and Ed Oaksford we have already hosted a talk by Will Tuttle, PhD author of The World Peace Diet. Social Justice Matters purchased another one of his books Circles of Compassion-Essays Connecting Issues of Justice
Additionally, UUCT has joined the local Green Faith Alliance. The Green Faith Alliance is a newly forming network involving church leaders who are committed to fight environmental problems with a heightened concern for more vulnerable populations. Steve Urse and Rosa Ramos Morgan are our UUCT representatives.
Food and clothing distributed on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9-10 a.m., from the building behind the church office parking lot at Faith Presbyterian Church.
Help those in our community who are cold and hungry.
Non-perishable food items (no glass) are wanted. Oatmeal and cereal without too much sugar are needed right now. There is also a need for jackets and sweaters. Please place food donations in the blue box next to the kitchen, and clothing in the bin underneath. Large bags (bigger than grocery bags) are also appreciated and used!
MONDAY, MARCH 11
Special addition for 2019: Pre-conference Q&A Discussion and Orientation 3:00 – 5:00 pm at UUCT
o Process for filing legislation, committee referrals and votes
o Bills currently in play with talking points
o Capitol Orientation
o Lobbying techniques (from Indivisible Guide)
Welcoming beverages and hors d’oeuvres will greet you on arrival at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM, to be ready for our Legislative Program and Tuesday planning from 6:30-9:00 PM.