Please join us for a Soup and Bread dinner on Saturday, February 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at UUSD to learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and their important work to challenge injustice and to globally advance human rights. The Social and Environmental Justice and Denominational Affairs committees are co-sponsoring this dinner for UUSD members and friends.
We are now closing our annual UU Service Committee Guest at Your Table campaign. If your donation is by check (preferred), make it payable to UUSC noting GAYT in the memo. Envelopes are available in the basket in the Gathering Area. To go paperless, donate online at UUSC.org. All gifts are kindly received; cash is fine too. All gifts of $125.00 or more will be matched dollar for dollar. For information, contact Mac Goekler.
We are delighted that Kate Friedman, UUSC’s Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts, will be the guest speaker. She will share an update on the important priorities and projects UUSC is working on.
UUSC is a human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. It works anywhere rights are threatened — by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice. UUSC works specifically with people and communities who are denied their rights because of who they are — women, people of color, refugees, religious minorities, LGBTI individuals in Africa, and others. For over 75 years, UUSC’s innovative approach and measurable contributions have been grounded in the moral belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights. UUSC began its work in 1939 when Rev. Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and his wife Martha, a social worker, took the extraordinary risk of traveling to Europe to help refugees escape Nazi persecution.
We will not be making a special collection for UUSC during the dinner, although opportunities to give will be available for those who are interested.
Please join us for this special Soup and Bread dinner to learn more about UUSC and their important work to challenge injustice and to globally advance human rights. More details about this event will be forthcoming. In the meantime, contact Mac Goekler if you have any questions.