Social Justice Council News, July 2018


The Literature, Film & Drama Contingent of the Social Justice Council had a very energetic discussion of The Color of Water, a memoir by James McBride about being one of twelve African-American children living with and learning from their white, Jewish-turned-Pentecostal-Christian mother. We also recapped our afternoon with USF Professor James Taylor, who captivated us in a different way. On July 1, Andrea Brown will facilitate our discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric, a book of dynamic political poetry and prose by Claudia Rankine. All are welcome to bring a snack and join us!

Social Justice Council:

The Social Justice Council took a leading role in the hosting by UUCB of the monthly vigil at West County Detention Center where over a hundred people observed the daughter of a detained man dance her quinceañera dance in a beautiful dress with her cousin in lieu of her dad. To see the vigil and dance:

The monthly potluck dinner meeting of the Social Justice Council heard reports about our current activities. Social Justice at UUCB in the last month has:

* Presented a facilitated showing of “Healing Justice,” a documentary about the racial injustice inherent in the criminal justice system and alternatives to that system.

* Supported “Report Back From the Border,” a potluck featuring seminarians from Starr King School for the Ministry who spent time at the U.S.-Mexico border in order to understand conditions impacting social justice.

* Heard a report from the Accompaniment Team, created as part of the SJC Sanctuary Church project, on their efforts in support of a family whose father was detained by ICE while dropping off his daughter at kindergarten and now is on bail release.

* Attended the Pastors for Peace potluck sendoff at UUCB for the annual Peace Caravan to Cuba.

Save the Date:

August 4, 8 pm – Roy Zimmerman in Concert at UUCB – Funny songs about peace and justice. Help us publicize this to the wider community. $25 general,  $15 students and seniors, no one turned away for lack of funds.