Social Justice Summer Film & Discussion Series

Ted Talks Online

On Friday evening, August 25th we had a nice turnout and good discussion on Climate Change is a Human Rights Issue! Click on the following link to find the Ted Talks:

We watched: “Why climate change is a threat to human rights” by Mary Robinson (21:47) , “My country will be underwater soon — unless we work together” by Anote Tong (21:15), and “Let’s prepare for our new climate” by Vicki Arroyo (14:36).

And on Friday evening, July 28th, a small but passionate group gathered in the chapel to watch and discuss some TED talks about Hate and Bias and how we work toward a more cohesive, loving community. If you would like to watch these talks, they can be found online at:

We watched: “Islamophobia killed my brother. Let’s end the hate,” “Color blind or color brave?;” “How to raise a black son in America;” and “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them.” It takes less than one hour to view all of them.

2017-2018 UUFS Outreach Programs

Overseen by our Social Justice Team, our Fellowship proudly gives 5% of our annual budget towards supporting causes and organizations that serve those in our local community.

July: $500 went to Columbia Middle School Learning Resource Center

August: $1250 went to Sunnyvale Community Services. SCS serves low income people who live in Sunnyvale with donations of food basics, a “store” for gifts for the holidays at the end of the year, and grants of money to help people who are facing evictions and have hardship like a disabling illness.

September: $625 each will go to Lakewood Elementary School and Vargas Elementary School for their reading programs. Both schools serve children from low income families in Sunnyvale.

Click here to see our donations for fiscal year 2016-2017. For more information on our Social Justice Outreach Programs, or to have your voice heard, come to a meeting. We meet on the second Sunday after church at 11:00 a.m. in Room 2. Contact social.justice@uufs.org.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC is partnering with the UUA to respond to the hurricane and support grassroots community partners in Texas serving at-risk communities traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts. Click here to DONATE.

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Love Resists is a new, collaborative website between UUA and UUSC to support a growing movement to resist hate speech and xenophobic policy actions at local, state, and national levels. Click here to learn more.

About UUSC

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a human rights organization with a global reach powered by grassroots collaboration. In more than a dozen countries throughout the world UUSC advances a full array of human rights — promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk. As part of the latter, UUSC works to deliver aid with dignity and advance the rights of people left behind during humanitarian crises, which include forgotten conflicts, natural disasters, and forced immigration. Learn more about UUSC’s work at www.uusc.org/our-work.

UUSC is pleased to have earned the highest possible rating — four out of four stars — from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations. The rating reflects UUSC’s consistent execution of its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Contact uusc@uufs.org for more information.

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Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California

The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California is a grassroots organization committed to advancing justice by cultivating and connecting leaders and communities, and by empowering the public voice of those who share UU values and principles. Volunteer-led Action Teams in our state are working to educate, organize and advocate for:

  • Economic Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Immigrant Justice
  • LGBTQI Equality
  • Healthcare
  • Prison Reform

If you are interested in learning more about the UUJMCA or supporting their work, contact info@uujmca.org.

Statements of Conscience

The UUA Commission on Social Witness proposes study/action issues (CSAI) for consideration at General Assembly. Out of this process comes Statements of Conscience to focus the efforts of congregations and other UU groups. SOC shape the meaning of contemporary Unitarian Universalism and empower the Office of Advocacy and Witness to lobby our positions in pending legislation.

 

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