Social Justice Council
MISSION: Our faith calls us to promote and sustain justice in our world community.
VISION: We work toward a just community through service, education, witness, and advocacy.
The UUCG Social justice Council works on a range of issues, including immigrant rights, rights for the LGBTQ+ community, racial justice, community service, and environmental justice & awareness. The Social Justice Council is open to all!
In 2018 we have expanded from monthly meetings to include six bimonthly programs on the odd months of the year. Regular planning and discussion meetings occur on even months.
This Program Year, presentations have included:
- Immigration, Detention, & Deportation
- Daring Democracy
- An Iraqi Air Force General Immigrant’s Story (with a distinguished Guest Speaker)
- What Does Social Justice Have to do with Me?
Join us after the service on 1st Sundays for programs or as we plan internal education, build partnerships, and provide active witness. We also laugh and have lots of fun together!
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Here are a few of the Social Justice highlights of the 2017-2018 program year at UUCG:
- Regular volunteer weekend stays at El Refugio with visits to Stewart Detention Center.
- Participated in the annual Gwinnett County MLK Parade in January 2018
- Participated in the annual Atlanta Pride Parade in October 2017
- Attended the UU Allies for Racial Equity Fall Conference at the UU Congregation of Atlanta in October of 2017
- Participated in the Working on Whiteness Study Group, held here at UUCG
- Donated books and knitted items (courtesy of Yarns From the Heart) to Operation Gratitude
- Attended the Leon Chaney Forum on Immigrant Justice
- Continued annual service to Corley Elementary School with backpack donations, Christmas gift cards, and facilitation of Teacher Appreciation events
- Supported the Green Team in their projects
We invite you to join us and be a part of what’s in store for the year ahead as we put our faith into action!