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Host a ‘Guest at Your Table’

Guest at Your Table is an annual drive that raises awareness of and support for human rights programs sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

The “guests” at your table are representatives of some of the many grassroots partner programs in more than 25 countries that the UUSC supports.

This year’s guests are Ursula Rakova, who works with Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea who must relocate because of climate change in the South Pacific; Aung Kyaw Moe, founder of Burma’s Center for Social Integrity, which encourages participatory democracy and coexistence between different ethnic groups; Ali Dawodu, a gay Nigerian refugee who was released from detention in Rikers Island and was granted asylum status through the efforts of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, which provides post-release support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, gender-nonconforming, and HIV-positive immigrant prisoners and their families; and Rosemary Dodd,  a college student who interned with the U.U. College of Social Justice’s internship program at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in San Antonio, Texas, where she assisted detainees at the Karnes County, Texas detention facility who were seeking asylum.

You can help UUSC support these and other programs by picking up a Guest at Your Table collection box at the Social Justice table in the Community Room. Keep your collection box on your dining table and drop a coin or two into the box at every meal through the holiday season. The drive ends on January 7.

Learn more about UUSC grassroots partner programs by picking up a brochure at the Social Justice table in the Community Room or visiting the UUA’s Guest at Your Table webpage: https://www.uusc.org/welcome-to-guest-at-your-table/