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Justice & Service Initiatives - Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Social Justice CouncilThe Westside UU Social Justice Council coordinates the social justice efforts of the congregation in recognition of the need to work together for the common good and against all forms of systemic oppression. We do this compassionately through communication, education and action on issues that threaten the attainment of justice, health, and well-being of people and the planet. See below for more information about the Council including objectives, membership, structure, duties and responsibilities. We are organizing many activities that support the common good. We ask you to join us. The Social Justice Council meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7:00. Check church calendar for room. The Racial Justice Task Force meets monthly on the first Mondays at 7:00. Check church calendar for room. Upcoming Social Justice Events – Click title for details 21 Sep, 2019 WSUU Equity Training: Strategies to Promote and Sustain a Culture of Inclusivity and Equity Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Upcoming Social Hall, Westside UU Congregation, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA 06 Oct, 2019 Small Steps Will Get You Far Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Upcoming Social Hall, Westside UU Congregation7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA 08 Nov, 2019 “13th” Film Screening and Discussion Friday, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Upcoming Sanctuary, Westside UU Congregation, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA 01 Dec, 2019 “So You Want to Talk About Race” Book Discussion Sunday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Upcoming Fireside Room, Westside UU Congregation, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA 15 Dec, 2019 “It is Time Now,” by The Rev. Lindi Ramsden Sermon of the Living Tradition, from the UUA General Assembly Sunday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Upcoming Sanctuary, Westside UU Congregation, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA Racial JusticeBased on the Unitarian Universalist belief in the principle of the inherent worth and dignity of all human beings, Westside along with the Unitarian Universalist Association and other UU churches around the country stand committed to racial justice and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. In December 2015, in a congregational vote, WSUU approved the addition of a Black Lives Matter banner on the exterior of the church. In 2015-2016, a 6-month workshop on institutional racism and was offered at WSUU. WSUU continues to explore ways in which it can be involved in promoting racial equity within our community. Contact us for more information and ways to get involved in racial justice work at WSUU. Environmental JusticeThe Westside Environmental Justice Group raises awareness about climate justice, and we take action in numerous ways. We schedule speakers; provide information through newsletters and tabling and encourage participation in community events such as the October 2016 Faith and Climate Action Conference. We take action by testifying at environmental impact statement hearings, by marching and participating in rallies, and by contacting our elected officials about environmental legislation. We provide educational programming about climate change through adult and student activities and events such as the Plant for the Planet Academy. We work with other UU congregations and environmental organizations to plan and coordinate important educational events such as …