Racial Justice Subcommittee
The suffering caused by racism must be ended if we want to create fair and loving communities. We work to end racial discrimination and injustice, starting within ourselves and moving out into the world around us.
“Racial justice matters to us, as a faith community. It matters because we can’t create a just world when people of color are valued differently than white people. It matters to us because families are still being ripped apart at this time at the southern border, sending ripple effects that will resonate, painfully, for generations.” -Reverend DL Helfer-
The Racial Justice Subcommittee’s focus is on education, outreach, and legislation. Book discussions, forums, and lectures deepen understanding of the oppression faced by marginalized communities. Outreach and legislative activities support local, state, and national initiatives to overcome racial injustices wherever they occur. Immigration Justice issues are especially targeted for action at this time.
At UUCSC, a Racial Justice Sub-committee meets monthly to plan events and advocacy efforts that target 3 areas: educating our members and the community, outreach to local organizations and coalitions, and legislative advocacy.
Chair: Penny Hall
Responding to the death of George Floyd and supported by the Racial Justice Committee, an Antiracism Group formed in March 2020 and meets weekly to educate and advocate for racial justice for everyone. Contact Rev. DL Helfer, if you would like a Zoom invitation to the UUCSC Antiracism Group, which meets weekly on Mondays at 7 pm. We are learning, growing, acting. All are welcome!
Evolving resources that support antiracism and the Black Lives Matter movement are HERE.