Social Justice Planning Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Front Office

At this time the UU St Pete Social Justice Committee includes these five ministries: 

  • American Promise 
  • Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate Sales
  • Farmworker/Immigrant Families
  • FAST
  • UU’s Helping People 

Our events and projects support those in-need, address local and wide-ranging injustices and the building of local justice networks. Some projects are Outreach; like providing a meal for the less fortunate and supporting refugee families’ basic and educational needs.

This past year we continued our Justice efforts; wanting to address systemic issues. Examples include advocating against punitive immigration legislation at the state and federal levels, working with USF and other organizations on the Tiny Homes for Veterans and Homeless Bill of Rights, joining the FAST network of Churches to increase affordable housing, improve schools and the juvenile justice system and economic justice thru our FairTrade Chocolate and Coffee sales. 

We also maintained and strengthened our partnerships with other organizations – The Society of Friends, Coalition of Downtown Churches, Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services Refugee Resettlement Office and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. 

We encourage any Church member or friend to be engaged in the various aspects of our Social Justice ministries. Though the above ministries plan and communicate their respective projects -- we consider all members of the congregation to be members of the Social Justice Committee and consciously design our projects to facilitate the involvement of a wide range of members and friends of all ages.

 

Posted on August 22, 2018, at 9:06am