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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Apr 20: Social Justice

 
We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church, and our community.
 
Leadership is not being in charge, it is about taking care of people in your charge.”
― Simon Sinek
 
 

Social Justice

 
 
FAIR ELECTIONS INITIATIVE
According to a recent email from the national group Common Cause, “Far-right extremists in the Arizona legislature are pushing through a series of the most egregious anti-voter bills we’ve ever seen.” A new citizen’s initiative is aimed at stopping these laws, but we must get enough signatures in just over three months. There will be someone on the patio after church each Sunday with this important petition as well as the other petitions aligned with our UU principals. Please make signing all these petitions a priority and bring friends and family with you. Contact Margo Newhouse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Beth Britton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help with this effort.
 
 
 
As the UUCT’s Social Justice Council members worked to provide support for
refugee families this past year a generous donation by a friend of the Council
allowed for a community partnership with ‘Owl and Panther’ to emerge. This
organization has for many years worked “To provide meaningful and healing expressive arts experiences in the community and the natural world for refugee families resettled in Tucson who have been impacted by trauma, torture and traumatic dislocation.” This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
‘Owl and Panther’ youth participants along with interns and volunteers created twenty five ceramic tiles to be installed by them this Fall at the ‘Tucson Village Farm’ where they have a ‘Soup Pot Garden’. At an upcoming ‘Social Justice Spotlight’ we will be hosting program staff. Please reach out with questions to:
Emily Sullivan, O&P volunteer, and UUCT SJC member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Share the Plate for the month of April is Casa Maria Soup Kitchen: Casa
 
WHO ARE WE
Casa Maria is a Catholic Worker House committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. There are thousands of Catholic Worker communities around the nation, and internationally. Catholic Workers live simple lifestyles, serve the poor, and protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms. 
 
 
OUR MISSION
At Casa Maria, our Catholic Workers are devoted to acts of mercy (feeding and clothing those in need, visiting the ill, etc), living simple lives, and the search of justice for the poor.
 
“We work for liberty, social justice, and peace”
As a part of our mission, we seek new and creative ways to organize and let the talent of each one of our volunteer Catholic Workers be destined to achieve spiritual and economic transformation of our community.
 
 
Our Share the Plate for the month of March was YOTO, Youth on Their Own: YOTO We collected $455.25 for them!!! Keep up the good work, and thank you.
Cafe Justo!
 
Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee are always going. This Social Justice Council (SJC) project benefits small-scale, shade-grown organic coffee growers in Chiapas, Mexico. 
 
CAFE JUSTO IS BACK FOR SALE AFTER THE SUNDAY SERVICES!
We have ARIBICA BEAN, AND WILL TAKE ORDERS FOR ARIBICA GROUND. $10 per bag.
We have ROBUSTA GROUND AND BEAN. $10 per bag.
We have DECAF GROUND AND BEAN. $11 per bag.
YOU CAN’T MISS THE COFFEE TABLE! SO PLEASE STOP BY.
 
 
Please contact Sue Watts for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 
MONTHLY CASA MARIA EGG RUN
As most of you know, the SJC, on the last Tuesday of every month, collect hard boiled eggs, other food items, good used clothing, towels, toiletries, pet food and other suitable items for one of our favorite non profits, the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. Every day, Casa Maria feed up to 500 hungry homeless and low income Tucsonans. Many members of our congregation make hard boiled eggs, and meet a UUCT volunteer at our church, on the last Tuesday of each month, between 8 and 9 am. 
 Each month, a UUCT member can sign up to drive along with donations for an unforgettable tour of Casa Maria. 
If you would like more information about our UUCT commitment with Casa Maria, please email Sue Watts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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