Social Justice Discussion + ACTION in Sanctuary

Date(s) - 01/16/2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Social Justice Committee (SJC) of TUUC invites you to join the Social Justice Discussion + ACTION Group which is spending two months each on five Social Justice issues: Housing Justice, Immigrant Justice, Racial Justice, Environmental Justice and LGBTQIA+ Justice. We will LEARN the first month and ACT the second month.

We will discuss a book on the social justice topic and identify an ACTION we can take – either individually, as a small group or as a congregational activity

Housing Justice was the first issue. We discussed the book Evicted by Matthew Desmond in November. Our ACTION was coordinating collections and assembling/delivering stockings for the 99 Stockings Holiday Collection Drive.

Immigrant Justice is the second issue. We will discuss the book Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo.  Since small groups won’t be meeting on the church premises until the COVID numbers decline, this discussion will be held on Zoom on Sunday, January 23 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Register in advance for the January 23 Zoom meeting at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will take ACTION to support our local immigrant community in February.

Children of the Land description:  This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence.

The SJC has borrowed a Book Club Kit from the Tacoma Public Library – email the SJC at to arrange pick-up of the book. It is also available in various formats at both Pierce County and Tacoma Public Libraries.

Questions? Email the SJC at or contact Laura Gardner.

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