Social Justice Discussion + ACTION Group
The Social Justice Committee (SJC) invites you to join the Social Justice Discussion + ACTION Group which is spending two months each on different Social Justice issues. We are LEARNING the first month and ACTING the second month.
We discuss a book on a 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. Our ACTION was coordinating collections and assembling/delivering stockings for the 99 Stockings Holiday Collection Drive.
Immigrant Justice was the second issue. We discussed the book Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. Our ACTION was coordinating a food collection drive for AIDNW (Advocates for Immigrants in Detention NW).
Racial Justice is the third issue. We will discuss the book How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America by Clint Smith. The discussion will be held Sunday, April 24 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. If the church building is open, the meeting will be held in person. If the church building is closed, the meeting will be held on Zoom.
How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America description: Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves.
The book is available in print, E-book, and audio formats at both Pierce County Library and Tacoma Public Library. The audio book is narrated by the author and is highly recommended. He is a poet, and he reads the book with a poet’s rhythm.
Questions? Email the SJC at SJCTahomaUU@gmail.com or contact Laura Gardner.