Social and Environmental Justice Council Overview
Who and What Are We? We are the QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council (SEJC). We are QUUF members and friends working within our congregation and partnering with outside organizations. We are Committees, Action Groups and Special Interest Groups. We are Forums and Task Forces. We are facilitated by a Steering Team. We are passionate about justice.
What Does the Social and Environmental Justice Council Do? As UUs, the SEJC focuses on “deeds not creeds”. We put our Unitarian Universalist values into action. We honor the interconnectedness of all life and the underlying principle of universal love. We strive to end oppression locally, nationally, and internationally.
Join us as we work to create a just, welcoming and inclusive congregation. Be part of our ongoing justice work around issues linked to economic and environmental justice, issues related to immigrant, Native Peoples, racial, and LGBTQ justice. Help us advocate and educate. Assist us as we plan peaceful protests, vigils, forums and discussions. Participate as we partner with community groups. Stand with us as we bear public witness.
For more detailed information about our Social and Environmental Justice Council, and for contact information for our committees, action and special interest groups, please refer to our current brochure.
Watch this interview with Dr. Rev. Barber, author of The Third Reconstruction which is the current UUA Community Read (posted Dec. 18, 2016).
Social and Environmental Justice Council Steering Team for 2016-2017:
Co-Chairs: Julia Cochrane and Frances Loubere
Members: Jo Blair, Susan Brittain, Sidney Collins, Emelia DeSouza, Diane Haas, Maria Mendes, Jackie Ploof, Nancesca Schroff, Kate Storey, Jenifer Taylor
We meet monthly to facilitate communication between our many social justice committees and groups. We coordinate and organize social and environmental justice projects, broad-interest congregation-wide projects, and legislative action.
Social and Environmental Justice Council Committees
Social and Environmental Justice Council Action Groups
These are QUUF-led service and justice projects
Social and Environmental Justice Council Special Interest Groups
QUUF partnering with outside organizations to pursue specific goals
Social and Environmental Justice Council Tasks Forces
Specific single-purpose projects with limited time frames
Questions? Please contact Frances Loubere or Julia Cochrane, Co-Chairs, Social and Environmental Justice Council Steering Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org.