Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. Social justice is a big focus for Unitarian Universalists. It is predominant in our services, activities, and the support we give to outside organizations.
Examples of Social Justice For Which We Strive:
Women's Rights and Reproductive Justice
Recent Social Justice Projects of This Congregation:
-Held the first Halloween book and treat “give-away” to students and neighborhood children on October 31st. The children who attended chose 3 books each, were given non-candy treats, while their parents were able to pick out cookbooks for themselves. There also was a craft table, which the kids really enjoyed.
-Sponsored a donation drive for the Boys and Girls Club, as our holiday project. The Committee and our congregation members donated cash and gifts.
-Installed a Kid's Book Book with a bench in front of our building. The community's children are invited to select a free book and either sit on the bench to read it or take it home. Click here to see the newspaper article.
-Installation of a banner on the building that puts out to the community Unitarian Universalist values connected with social justice. Click here to see the banner.
-Hosted a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Cay Johnston who discussed "The President and the Future of Democracy."
-With a goal of promoting literacy in our community, we have sponsored books for Washington Middle School's "English as a New Language" students and books for the kindergarten students at Milton J. Fletcher Elementary School.
-Began a collection of children's books at our building that we hope to grow, with the intention of inviting the community's children to come in and select books to take home.
-Collected Christmas gifts for Puerto Rico and for the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club on Allen Street.