Social Justice and Border Issues
Social Justice Committee
Social justice means a lot of different things but it is mostly concerned with the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within a society. Within that context, the four cornerstones of our Social Justice Committee (SJC) are immigration justice, climate change/environmental justice, income inequality and local politics.
1) Immigration justice: this has been our primary focus for the past couple of years, and we expect it to continue to be so. Issues related to asylum seekers and migrants at our border with Mexico are complex and always in a state of flux, but humanitarian aid is always needed.
2) Climate change/environmental justice: this is a complex global issue. The SJC supports local recycling and sustainable living/green local agendas.
3) Income inequality: in the past, we have contributed time, energy and money to local food banks and homeless shelters and continue to do so as our resources permit.
4) Local politics: as a religious organization we are prohibited from actively working for any individual candidate or party. We are, however, involved in political education and activism on the issues impacting social justice, including voter registration, voter turn-out, and voter education.
Other possible areas of concern and involvement are racism/white privilege, community policing, domestic violence/women’s shelters, and LGBQT discrimination.
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Introduction to Drawdown —Solutions and Strategies for
Fighting Global Warming
Saturday, April 10th at 6pm Mountain Time. Live
45 minute free presentation with follow-up Q and A.
Introduction To Drawdown is a presentation that invites you to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and the important role we each play in that process, based on the findings of Project Drawdown (www.drawdown.org), a comprehensive scientific study of 100 solutions that together could actually begin to reverse global warming by 2050. Project Drawdown is focused on a scientifically based plan to reverse global warming and offered in a book edited by Paul Hawken – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. The 100 solutions they have identified address the energy we use, the foods we eat, the cities we live in, and much more. This presentation collectively shows how we can all do our part.
Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 828 5006 4078
Background information for suggested preview and to use for reference during the presentation and during question and answer follow-up.
Solutions Description (A PDF file)
Solutions by Sector and Rank (A PDF file)
Drawdown FAQs (A PDF file)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City - 2012
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