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.


In the summer of 2021, Lot 1 Productions filmed a music video about police brutality & killings of BIPOC at our beautiful, historic church. Watch it below!


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

  • 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 in the Church Annex and on Zoom on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 12 pm. Click here to join on Zoom.


Take Action

Riverside LGBTQ Context Statement

The Planning Department of the City of Riverside has multiple Historic Context Statements that recognize the people, places and events that are historically significant to different groups of people in our community (for example, the Japanese-American Context Statement, and the Latino Context Statement). They are currently working on an LGBTQ Historic Context Statement, and they need input from the community. If you would like to help contribute to this statement, there will be a public meeting to get contributions from the community.

This meeting will be in-person in the Community Room at the new Downtown Library on Monday March 27, 6:30-8:00pm. This is a great opportunity to highlight the important role our church and it’s members have played in the Riverside LGBTQ Community.

Transgender Day of Visibility

In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility, Community Advocacy for Gender and Sexuality Issues, Riverside Pride, and the Riverside University Health System will be hosting a virtual community panel. In this space, a diverse set of panelists will speak on their lived experiences as trans folks living in the IE.

The panel will take place on Tuesday, March 28th from 1:30-3:00 pm via zoom. Register at bit.ly/tdov23ie


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/)

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.

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