Social Justice

Racial Justice Task Force Opportunities

The Racial Justice Task Force is inviting members and friends of First U to sign up for possible Winter Solstice multiracial unity outings: Christmas Around the Worldat the Museum of Science and Industry; Winter Wonderland at Navy Pier; Christmas in Downtown Chicago from the Kindle Market in the Daley Plaza to Millennium Park; Handel-Jennens’ Messiah at the Harris Theater presented by the … Continued

Social Justice Council Table – Sundays at Coffee Hour

The mission of the Social Justice Council is to coordinate and promote social justice activities at First Unitarian Church, develop awareness among the congregation of social justice challenges, and facilitate cooperative efforts to address social problems. The SJC is composed of task forces. These are the primary vehicles that carry out the ongoing social justice … Continued

Reproductive Justice Task Force

Last month SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, allowing states to pass their own laws regarding abortion and other reproductive services. There are already horrific stories of women being denied timely, safe medical care in cases of ectopic pregnancies and incomplete miscarriages. You might be feeling confused, angry, or sad about this monumental change and what … Continued

Statement regarding Samuel Harvard

Greetings Members and Friends, Perhaps you have already heard of the tragic passing of a homeless man, who recently had been staying in the alley doorway behind First Unitarian. We are all deeply saddened by this loss of human life. Samuel Harvard had been a familiar face in the Hyde Park neighborhood for years, and … Continued

Join with Social Activists at First Unitarian

Would you like to learn about opportunities for education and social action offered by organizations in Chicago to advance the social health of our community? To receive bulletins, go to social-justice-activists@googlegroups.com and add your name.  You will be able to manage or cancel your listing at any time. Everyone is welcome. Contact Sandra Rigsbee at srigsbee (at) gmail.com for more … Continued