Economic Justice Ministry

Service, Education, Witness, Advocacy, and Justice opportunities at UUCA

1st Monday of the Month Meal Service - Join us July 3, 4-6pm, at the La Palma Park Check In Center as we serve dinner to clients of the Check In Center. The Check In Center is just north of La Palma Park in Anaheim, between the Salvation Army thrift store and the Crown Motel on La Palma Parkway between Harbor Blvd. & Lemon St.

3rd Sunday Share the Plate offertory - Every 3rd Sunday we split the offertory 50/50, excluding pledges or other specifically earmarked funds, with a local non profit. 

Economic Justice sermon - July 16, speaker tbd. On months with a 5th Sunday we will hear from a speaker on an Economic Justice related topic.

Monday Night Meetings - UUCA supports several homelessness advocacy groups by providing a meeting space. 
  • The Anaheim Poverty Task Force, which now meets at 7pm on the 3rd Monday, advocated for the creation of Orange County's 1st year round shelter & multi service center, Bridges at Kraemer Place. They are now advocating for county funding for enough permanent supportive & affordable housing to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The APTF is an interfaith group supported by Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO). 
  • The People's Homeless Task Force, which meets from 4-6pm on the Monday before each Anaheim City Council meeting, is a group of Anaheim residents concerned about the dramatic increase of people experiencing homelessness. They are advocating not only for permanent supportive & affordable housing as a long term solution, but also for short term basic services such as potable water, sanitation, and a safe place to sleep for individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • The Advocates & Allies Coalition, which meets every Monday at 6:15pm until June 12, 2017, consists of representatives from homelessness advocacy groups throughout Orange County. At a recent summit the Coalition decided to pack the OC Board of Supervisors chamber to demand basic human rights for people experiencing homelessness (details below), and to secure a permanent funding stream for permanent supportive & affordable housing in the County.
Come join us on Tuesdays (schedules vary) at either the Anaheim City Council meetings (5pm, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.) or the Orange County Board of Supervisors (9am, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana) as we advocate for meaningful change. You can speak during public comments if you'd like, or just show up in your yellow Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, available at the UUA Bookstore - www.uuabookstore.org. 
  • Tuesday, June 13, 9am - Orange County Board of Supervisors budget hearing. It is vital that as many people as possible show up to this meeting to advocate for fully funding the Housing First approach in the County's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. 
Be sure to follow UUCA Economic Justice Ministry on Facebook & Twitter!

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California 

2017 Justice Summit & Family Camp - August 12-16, Camp de Benneville Pine
                                                     41750 Jenks Lake Rd W, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305

Join UUs seeking to build a more just society as we come together to strengthen community, deepen our faith connection to justice, learn about core issues that call to our values and plan for the coming year of justice-making! There is something for everyone at this year's summit and camp.

Come to get ideas for your congregation or cluster, build skills around justice leadership or deepen your understanding of Beloved Community. Come for the powerful worship: a time to reflect and relax in a supportive, friendly community of justice-makers. Come for the multigenerational engagement and youth programming to help connect your family through justice building. Come to plan next steps on important issues and leave with tools and ideas to take home and put into action.

Come build a multigenerational community of justice-seeking UUs with us!

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, a joint venture of the UUA and the UUSC, has service and educational opportunities for youth, college students, and adults:
  • Experiential Learning Journeys: Our transformative journeys to Haiti, Mexico, India, and several U.S. locations will introduce you and your congregation to the justice work of UUA and UUSC partners, and help you make the connection to struggles in your own community.
  • Youth Justice Training: We’re adding new trainings each year! Our high school youth gain inspiration through a terrific combination of justice theory and hands-on experience with our partners. This summer we’ll be in Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle, with a daylong intro session at UUA General Assembly in Providence.
  • Global Justice Internships: College-age young adults get powerful, summer-long placements with UUA and UUSC partners around the world and receive lots of support for faith development and vocational discernment. We’ll place 20 young-adult interns this summer!