Social and Environmental Justice
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.
Check out our page on the Gaza Crisis to learn more about the issue and how to take action
Actions for Immediate Witness (AIW)
At the 2023 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the delegates voted on three Actions for Immediate Witness (AIW), all three were approved. The Social & Environmental Justice Committee will be looking at and working on these AIWs, Check them out below, click on the AIW title to read the text.
- Protect the Dreamers, the Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) with a Pathway to Permanent Residence
- Rise Up to Stop Cop City
- Organizing for Health Equity
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In the summer of 2021, Lot 1 Productions filmed a music video at our beautiful, historic church about police brutality & killings of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Watch it below!
Some members of our committee are involved in the community through our subcommittee Concerned UUs of Riverside (CUUR – pronounced ‘cure’). Check out our CUUR page!
- 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.
The Social and Environmental Justice Committee meets in the Church Annex and on Zoom on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 12 pm. Click here to join on Zoom.
Learn how to take action with Black Lives Matter IE by checking out their Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/blmie
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/)
- For information on how to get involved, check out their Facebook Page
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