The Racial Justice Committee (RJC) meets monthly on Zoom. If you would like to join a meeting and get a zoom link, please contact Ginger Alonzo.
The RJC offers book study groups, opportunities to support the BIPOC community through action and giving, and information about pertinent legislative/legal actions to be aware of, and opportunities for learning and reflection. You can subscribe to the Racial Justice list. Note that this list is used only occasionally for special bulletins. For regular updates on actions and activities from Racial Justice read This Week at EUUC.
Racial Justice News
- Lobby Room Wraps up with Victories March 27, 2022Post-Session Wrap The Lobby Room wrapped up in early March after logging 796 contacts with our state legislators! Many thanks to all who participated. We had some notable successes including: enhancing abortion access, allocating funds for launching a Medicaid-like program for immigrants, and improving the working family tax credit. In the area of climate, we helped pass ...Read More
- Building a Culture of Inclusion: the 8th Principle March 24, 2022We are called to build a Beloved Community. We are continuing our journey toward dismantling racism and oppression. We have shifted in our social consciousness and are continuing to make changes as we look at our inclusive actions, address our goals for working toward long term cultural change, and stand in solidarity with social movements ...Read More
- “On Juneteenth” Book Discussion March 8, 2022Please join Advocates for Women in reading “On Juneteenth” by Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The author, a Harvard professor and a Texas native, gives a personal and historic account of our country’s road to making Juneteenth a national holiday. You can learn more about this short book and the author from the ...Read More
- EUUC signs on to support youth in their climate lawsuit – Juliana v United States November 1, 2021The Peace & Justice committee voted to sign EUUC on to an organizational letter to the US Department of Justice, requesting they reverse their legal position that the youth plaintiffs in Juliana v United States have no right to access the courts to vindicate their constitutional rights when they are in a health- and life-threatening controversy ...Read More
- The Three Mothers – book discussion October 25, 2021The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs honors three women who helped shape their sons, each of which became a historically important black man in our country: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. The mothers and their influences have been overlooked in history until Tubbs documented their lives in this book. In a ...Read More