Because the earth and all life is sacred and being threatened, we feel called to transform both ourselves and the world. Here at EUUC, our Peace & Justice Committee focuses on “striking at the roots.”  Read on for information about the main committee.  We also have two associated groups, Sno-King Meaningful Movies and the Racial Justice Workgroup.

 

Peace & Justice Committee

Mission

Be present in the world, discerning which issues call us to act to bend the arc of justice toward our vision of a just and sustainable world.

Be present in our community, as leaders and collaborators, to amplify our ability to make changes locally and beyond.

Be present in our congregation, to inspire, energize, and aid in connecting hearts to action.

Who are we?

We are fun, hopeful, committed people who have a vision of a just and sustainable world. We choose work that speaks not just to our own interests, but to interests of the congregation as well. We seek to inspire, educate, and advocate — nurturing fellowship and action within EUUC and beyond. We make a difference. This is difficult work. We are able to continue by offering each other comfort, courage, friendship, and strength through our shared values and mission. We would love to have you join us!

What are we doing?

The most urgent problem to be addressed is the climate crisis, but we cannot make any progress in this or any other justice issue, without also addressing the corruption of our democracy.  We focus on these root issues.  We also respond to current issues.  Learn more of our goals and long history of advocacy, education, and activism.

Meetings

All are welcome! We usually meet on the third Thursday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in Rooms 1 & 2. Check the calendar for our next meeting.

Contact our Co-Chairs

Gayle Leberg, Cindy Creager, and Julie Taylor

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  • White Privilege in Hair Care? October 4, 2020
    The newly housed (formerly homeless) women at Pathways for Women are working hard to find employment or seek promotions as they navigate the difficult path to getting their lives back on track. For women of color the free sample size shampoos can damage their hair, making it even harder to look their best for interviews ...
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  • GOTV Bring your own letter/postcard – Sept. 24 September 21, 2020
    Any and all are invited to write GOTV letters and postcards together on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2:00-3:30 pm. It’s definitely more fun with like-minded folks! Contact a4w@EUUC for the Zoom link and we’ll see you with your pens in hand!
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  • RBG: We mourn and then we act September 21, 2020
    We are bereft at the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a brilliant woman whose career in law helped bring justice to women, the disabled, immigrants, gay and lesbian people, and many others. Illuminating and eliminating gender-based discrimination was her passion.  Career highlights Systemic sex discrimination has been rampant throughout history, and as recently as the 1960s even ...
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  • We endorse “Approve Referendum 90” to guarantee access to sex education in public schools – November election!! September 6, 2020
    What is Referendum 90? The Social Justice Council and Advocates for Women voted in early September to endorse “Approve Referendum 90” and EUUC has now formally endorsed it as well. Here’s the background. After a hard-fought battle, in 2020 the Washington State legislature passed the Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Act. This Act requires K-12 public schools ...
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  • A4W invite you to our “Get out the Vote Letter Writing Party” – Sept. 20, 2020 September 1, 2020
    Please join us from 2:00-3:30 pm on Sunday Sept. 20 for our virtual Get Out The Vote letter writing party encouraging registered voters in swing states that are relatively unlikely to vote. The template letters we will be sending are nearly complete, and only need a sentence or two from you about why you vote, ...
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  • American Experience Discussion: The Vote – July 13, 2020 September 1, 2020
    You are invited to join Advocates for Women in a discussion of “The Vote”, a 2 part series on American Experience, PBS, about the history of the women’s suffrage movement culminating in the ratification of the 19th amendment. 
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  • We bear witness, and as our faith demands, we act! June 2, 2020
    We are called by our Unitarian Universalist faith to respond to the pain of injustice made manifest in the riots and protests in our cities. We call out with cries of anguish at the extreme injustices we see in the news.  We mourn for the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and Ahrmaud Arbery. ...
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  • Social Justice Council Creates Sunday Offerings COVID-19 Response Fund May 4, 2020
    We have heard our congregation’s desire to support Washingtonians during this pandemic and its economic fallout. For the next few months, we will direct the Sunday offering to organizations playing a vital role in COVID-19 relief in our area.  We will periodically assess which organizations to directour offerings to. The Social Justice Council does the ...
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  • Award Winning Climate Change and Racial Justice film April 19, 2020
    The Condor & The Eagle Documentary Film Screening & Discussion Wednesday, April 22nd, 6-8 pm Pacific / 7-9 Mountain / 8-10 Central / 9-11 pm Eastern Donations welcome Close out Earth Day with this award-winning documentary screening that showcases Indigenous environmental leaders embarking on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure that deepens the meaning of “Climate Justice” and of “Racial ...
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  • Earth Day Live! Three days of youth climate-strike action! April 13, 2020
    April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Normally that would mean gathering together in cities across the country to demand climate justice with a series of marches, rallies, art builds, actions, and trainings. This year, however, we will mobilize for climate justice online! This Earth Day we are supporting our partners WA Youth Climate ...
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