Social Justice Update for February

The Social Justice Committee holds their regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:30 in the Olympia Brown Lounge. They coordinate the Share The Plate program which gives 1/2 of all money collected at our Sunday service to mostly local charitable organizations.  They also serve at Newark’s Hope Dining Room on the 4th Thursday of the month 11 months each year. Contact hopediningroom@uufn.org if you would like to participate.

During the cold winter months, the Social Justice Committee’s Code Purple sub-committee hosts the homeless overnight. This is life-saving work. During the months of December and January, we hosted twice. On December 14th, we hosted 11 people, and on January 5th, we hosted 22 people. If you would like to help save a life, please connect with codepurple@uufn.org

The Social Justice Committee also endeavors to host public forums on current policy issues. On January 6th, UUFN and UUDAN co-sponsored a Grassroots Policy Forum. The morning featured speakers on Criminal Justice Reform, the afternoon focused on Environmental Justice. This coming April, we are co-sponsoring a Job Fair event for adults with Down Syndrome. Plans are progressing on an Anti-Racism Workshop in March or April.  And there is the possibility of an event celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month in June that will involve delicious food.
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Please consider helping out with one or two of these events. We would especially love to have 2 or 3 people volunteer to learn the sound system so that you might help with an event if your time permits. If that interests you please reach out to socialjustice@uufn.org
 
If you can not help with the events we really hope you will at least make your best effort to show up. Come and listen. Learn something new. Ask some questions. The speakers for these events are giving their time and talent and we’d like them to know it’s worth their effort.