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On Saturday, April 5th come join with others to deepen understanding about economic injustice in California at the Summit:
Economic Justice For All: What We Can DoThe Summit will include opportunities to:
- Watch Inequality for All, the film narrated by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich about the widening income inequality in the United States. This film won the Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
- Be inspired by and learn from expert speakers
- Explore poverty in the Bay Area, both in cities and the hidden poverty in the suburbs.
- Reflect on the important role faith communities can play in the struggle for economic justice for all.
- Join in small group discussion with others.
SpeakersChris Schildt has worked on questions of suburban poverty and the social safety net in Contra Costa County for the last several years. From 2007 to 2010, she worked in east Contra Costa County on building the capacity of local community-based organizations, including churches and health clinics, in order to work on social issues confronting low-income communities and communities of color. She has researched the growth of poverty in east Contra Costa County, worked with staff at the Brookings Institution on the groundbreaking book, Confronting Suburban Poverty, which documents national trends around the suburbanization of poverty and features a case study on east Contra Costa County. She has also authored several papers and articles in local publications. Ms. Schildt is currently a Program Associate at PolicyLink. Alexis Fernández is Director of Legislation and Legislation and Communications Team Lead at California Food Policy Advocates. Continue reading about our speakers
Rhina Ramos is the Co-Coordinator of ROC the Bay, the local affiliate of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a national restaurant workers’ organization with more than 13,000 restaurant worker members in 32 cities nationwide. Rhina was born in El Salvador, and arrived in the US at age 14 in 1983. Her professional life includes being a lawyer, a community organizer, and a trainer. Continue reading about our speakers
Join Us for this Important SummitApril 5, 10:00am to 3:00pm Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church 55 Eckley Drive, Walnut Creek A donation of $20.00 is requested. No one turned away. PLEASE NOTE! This is a Brown Bag lunch event. Please bring your lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
It's time to register for Immigrant Day 2014 in Sacramento! Meet with your legislators and attend a rally for the rights of immigrants. Live out loud our UU value of justice, equity and compassion. Learn more and register!
The UUJMCA Immigrant Justice Action Team is pleased to announce that the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California will sponsor three UU Border Trips in 2014. These trips run from Friday to Monday and give participants a grounded and real understanding of border issues in this day and age. Come explore justice issues first-hand through this powerful experience. Click here for more information: www.uujmca.org/uu-borders.
We are pleased to announce that we are bringing back the farmworker reality justice trip. This day-long visit with migrant workers helps UUs understand what life is really like for migrant workers on a farm in the central coast. Stay tuned for more information or email email@example.com for more information.