Petition For Humane Legislation for Deferred Act for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Applicants

The administration is proposing to discontinue the DACA program in six months. Repealing would only harm people who call this country home and contribute immensely to our communities. The Social Justice Action Team is petitioning our Federal elected officials to commit to humane immigration reform legislation that would look DACA recipients to remain in this country. Please pass by the Happenings table in the core area after services to sign our petition. The only requirement is California residency.

Social Justice Action Quarterly Meeting – A Renewed Call to Action

Social Justice Action Quarterly Meeting – A Renewed Call to Action
When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 12:20 to 2 pm
Where: Founders Hall
Light lunch will be served

In these tumultuous political times, we are called upon to intensify our efforts in support of social justice. Our social justice principles are being challenged and our moral leadership threatened. We must not remain silent; we must not show apathy; we must not be complacent. The UUFSD Social Justice Action will meet to review ongoing and proposed projects for FY 2017-18. Join us, the meeting is open to all members, friends and visitors at UUFSD.

A sign up sheet will be available at the Happenings table in the core area.

In Solidarity with Charlottesville

We are touched by the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville last week. A memorial service was held on Wednesday for Heather Heyer, the victim of the terrorist hate crime. Members of the Charlottesville community were asked to wear purple, Heather’s favorite color, to demonstrate solidarity with the meaning of her life.

We ask that members and friends wear purple to the Service on August 20. In addition we will distribute purple ribbons to everyone in solidarity with Heather Heyer and the other victims of the Charlottesville tragedy.

July Food Bank Results Are In!

In July at the San Diego Food Bank, UUFSD volunteers bagged 12,000 pounds of potatoes in just 2 hours! A great way to put “Service is our Prayer” in ACTION! Thanks everyone!

We had so many of you wanting to help this month. But the volunteer list filled so quickly that only a few from this group were able to make it. Remember, it’s always the first Thursday of the month.

So, if you have the Group code and have registered with the Food Bank already you can register WITH THEM on their website http://sandiegofoodbank.org as soon as you see that date listed. If you need the Group Code please email me sara@saraohara.com.

5th Principle Campaign Sunday, August 6 at 11:00 am – Core Area

Indivisible Patriots invites you to live the UU Fifth Principle of utilizing the democratic process in society at large. Visit our table in the Core Area after services on Sunday, August 6. You can write a postcard to your elected official and/or register to vote. We’ll also be providing short demonstrations on how to use two free tools that make phoning and faxing your elected officials fast and easy. The time to engage your elected representatives is now!

July 6th Food Bank Volunteer Night

Join us on July 6th – its a wonderful way to help those in need LOCALLY, put SERVICE IS OUR PRAYER in ACTION, and strengthen our UUFSD community as well.

Our UUFSD Food Bank Volunteer Night is always the first Thursday of each month from 6 – 8 PM, and just 20 minutes from UUFSD. Anyone 11 years and older can help! Mostly we just put food in boxes on an assembly line or bag fresh produce – really easy, no lifting, no bending required, and great camaraderie.

In June we bagged 11,500 oranges – in just 2 hours! – Wow! Thanks everyone! LOVE, when we’re able to give fresh fruit to San Diegans!

The San Diego Food Bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families, and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout San Diego county. They need our help! PLUS it’s fun!

For more information and to register, you MUST contact Sara Ohara for the special UUFSD Group code: sara@saraohara.com

Wanted: Coordinator for LGBTQ Social Justice Action Program

UUFSD Social Justice Action (SJA)

The SJA is looking for a coordinator for our LGBTQ program. The coordinator communicates with LGBTQ partner organizations to identify ongoing programs for fellowship participation. The coordinator encourages other fellowship members to join in local and national LGBTQ events.
Interested parties should contact Irving Himelblau at socialjustice@uufsd.org

The SJA Human Rights Task Force is looking for a co-coordinator (to join Irv Himelblau) for the Immigration Reform and Education program. Coordinators plan action items including, but not limited to legal clinics, voter registration, bearing witness at border events, etc. They also outreach to partner organizations in an effort to widen the scope of projects in which members and friends of the fellowship can participate.

Interested parties should contact Irving Himelblau at socialjustice@uufsd.org