Who We Are

The Social & Environmental Justice Committee is a group of UUs who believe the Seven Principles of our faith call us to be engaged in the struggle for social and environmental justice.


ICUC State Assembly Forum Survey

This election year, Riverside will have a new Assembly seat that will represent residents in the California Legislature. Residents will have the opportunity to vote for a person in a new seat that can help bring much-needed change for their communities. Inland Congregations United for Change Youth & Clergy are asking voters who live within the boundaries of California Assembly District 58 (Check out the map below) to fill our community survey and share their experiences as constituents. The survey responses will help inform the planning of a candidate’s forum to be hosted by student and clergy leaders in May that will give voters a chance to learn more about individual candidates and allow a space for transparency and accountability.

To fill out this survey, click here icuc.link/district58


BLX AMERIKKKA by POPE

Last summer, Lot 1 Productions filmed a music video about police brutality & killings of BIPOC at our beautiful, historic church. Watch it below!


CUUR

Some members of our committee are involved in the community through our sub committee, Concerned UUs of Riverside (CUUR – pronounced ‘cure’). Check out our CUUR page!


Our Partners

We are a Local Organizing Committee of ICUC (Inland Congregations United For Change) a multi-faith, faith-based community organization in the Inland Empire, which is part of PICO California and Faith in Action National Network
  • Riverside All Of Us Or None
    Part of a national organizing initiative addressing discrimination and human rights abuses faced by incarcerated/ formerly incarcerated people. 
  • The 28ers
    The 28ers stand for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to create exclusive public financing for all federal elections.
  • 350 Riverside
    We believe that solutions to climate change are still possible, and that we all have a piece of the solution.
  • Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America
    We believe that working people should run both the economy and society democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few.

Join Us!

The Social and Environmental Justice Committee meets by Zoom on the3rd Sunday of every month at 12 pm. Click here to join.


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Take Action

#BlackLivesMatter

Learn how to take action with Black Lives Matter IE by checking out their Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/blmie


#Justice4Ernie

On December 15th, 2020, Ernie Serrnao was killed by the Riverside Sherriff’s Department in the express checkout line of Stater Bros. on Rubidoux and Mission Blvds as he was attempting to buy cookies. (https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/05/ernie-serrano-mother-sues-wrongful-death-riverside-sheriffs-stater-bros/)


Contact the White House

Make your voice heard! Have a concern you think the new administration should know about? Click here to contact the White House!


End the Senate Filibuster

Click here to sign a petition to end the Senate filibuster.


Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
May 21, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food Not Bombs - Food Distribution
Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside, Riverside CA

Jun 4, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food Not Bombs - Collection Day
Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside, Riverside CA

Jun 5, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Concerned UUs of Riverside (CUUR)
UUCR Annex, Riverside CA

Jun 18, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food Not Bombs - Food Distribution
Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside, Riverside CA

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