Social Justice Spring Update

UUFN’s Social Justice Committee meets on the second Sunday of each month. We hope every UUFN member will find their own way to promote a just and compassionate world, and all members are encouraged to attend the meetings. You are welcome to just observe or to participate more fully by commenting and voting or perhaps even by choosing a project to help out with. All are welcome! If you have a project in mind the committee would love to hear about that as well. This Spring the SJ Committee has been very busy.
In April the committee arranged for a collection of donations for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). They co-sponsored a Down Syndrome employment conference and hosted a Community/Police Conversation with the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow  Delaware United and UUFN also co-sponsored a “Letter to the Editor” training session  The “Share the Plate’ recipient for April was a Delaware program called “Healthy Food for Healthy Kids”.
May was also very busy. “No More Deaths” was the “Share the Plate” recipient. UUFN’s Welcoming Congregation group co-sponsored a well attended and inspiring transgender awareness event called “Transforming My Family with Joan Rater“. And a Candidate Forum was held for Attorney General and State Auditor candidates. The Green Sanctuary Team organized a collection of styrofoam for recycling.
UUFN Hosted at Hope Dining Room in both April and May. A huge thank you goes out to Janet Louise and her team for coordinating that monthly effort. Summer is coming! That means that many or the regular Hope Dining Room volunteers may be away on vacation so extra help will be needed. If you can help please contact Janet Louise. Ironically when volunteers like to holiday is also when the Dining Room is the busiest, because school is out and children are in need.
Upcoming events include our Ethnic Cultural Heritage Celebration on June 16th and Peace Week in mid-September. Find out more at our next meeting on June 10th at 11:30.