Social Justice Teams and Task Forces
The Social Justice community at the UUFC is comprised of a broad range of groups that are engaged in concrete efforts to address the profound issues facing our local community, state, nation and world. The groups listed below are always open to new members and welcome your involvement. Following the description of each group is contact information, should you desire more information and/or wish to become involved.
Faith-Based Climate Action Team
Guided by our 7th and 2nd Principles, we address climate change as a serious threat to the well-being of our world, to human communities, and to all other species. We work to make climate change the context for all we do as a faith community. We work to (a) mitigate climate change, (b) build resilience and adaptations to climate change, and (c) secure justice for those least responsible for but most impacted by climate change. More Information <here>, or contact Jed Irvine, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Connection
Pamela Tennity, email@example.com
Environmental Reading Group
We meet twice a month to read and discuss timely books and classics addressing environmental
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (Anti-racism Cluster)
We explore issues and responses to racism, oppression, and exclusion.
Elona Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Morihari email@example.com
Gender and Sexual Diversity
Health Care for All
We work for universal health care legislatively in Oregon. We educate and energize UUFC members on these topics and work with the Interfaith Health Care Network, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, Health Care for All Oregon, and Oregon UU Voices for Justice.
Bobbi Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Ferrell, email@example.com
Immigrant and Refugee Support Team
Living out our principles to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and strive for justice, equity and compassion in human relations, the Immigrant and Refugee Support Team seeks to educate UUFC members about immigrant concerns, and build connections with and support immigrants and groups working with immigrants in our community.
Nancy Kyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous Connections Team
(1) Create shared opportunities for education about indigenous issues and perspectives
(2) Reach out to build accountable relationships with indigenous groups and communities in service of supporting and amplifying their initiatives when asked to do so
(3) Deconstruct our own internalized settler colonialist attitudes and perspectives
Jesse Ford, email@example.com
We advocate for support of our Partner Church, the Unitarian Church in Körispatak, Transylvania, Romania, and promote international understanding, social justice, and our commitments to our relationships.
Beverly McFarland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Throop, email@example.com
Secure Housing and Food for All
We explore issues, organizations, and solutions for the unhoused and food insecure. We develop programs to explore systemic solutions to being unhoused, build interfaith capacity to address these issues, explore what other organizations are doing (partnering as appropriate), educate ourselves, and support congregants with possibilities for outreach.
Dawn Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roz Keeney, email@example.com
Roberta Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
We raise funds and awareness for different local and international charities each month by organizing Action Lunches, Sunday collections and Bake Sales.
Sylvia Yamada, email@example.com