The Social Action Committee plans social justice programs, including offering educational forums and speakers, advocacy, raising money through First Sunday Plate Collections, and providing volunteer opportunities. We also serve as a link to the UU Service Committee.
Our Social Action work is an expression of our Unitarian Universalist principles in action. We effectively address social justice issues at local, regional and global levels, raising awareness within the UUFCC community and inviting participation of all those who are able.
Come and Inspire Us
If there is a critical issue you feel strongly about, this is the place where you can get the support and encouragement to put your passion into action.
Pictures from Social Action events from the Past.....
Social Action Activities for Sept, 2014 to August 2015
The Social Action Committee meets the second Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Questions? Contact Social Action Committee Chair
Everyone is welcome to plan and coordinate, as well as participate, in the social action events. Please keep the committee informed of your plans so we can assist.
Sept 5: Centre House, Ken Riznyk, help prepare a meal for residents of homeless shelter - More info
Sept 7 - Plate collectionfor Interfaith Human Services, General Fund
Sept 14 - Social Action Planning Meeting; 11:30 -- All are WELCOME!
Sept 21 - Peoples Climate March in NYC - Dorothy Blair, Janet Swim, Michal Stump - (Sierra Club)
Sept 17 - Soup to Soup Kitchen
?? FLIP - Familes and Loved Ones in Prison - More info
Oct 3; Centre House - Ken Riznyk, Provide and Prepare a meal for shelter residents. More info
Oct 5 - Plate Collection for Interfaith Human Services Displaced Persons Fund
Oct 11 - UUPlan Fall Leadership Training - carpool available - Peg at 883-6734
Oct 12 - Social Action Meeting @ 11:30
Oct 10 - 12 Youth Conf Meeting - Corry Sullivan
Oct 19 - Crop Walk - Jeff Schmid
Oct 26 - UN Sunday - Youth Service - RE Participation
Soup to Soup Kitchen - Art Goldschmidt
October is Weatherization Month - Get Prepared! Ken Riznyk is coordinator
November 2 - Plate collection for Weatherization
November 7 - Centre House Meal - Ken Riznyk - More info
November 9 - Social Action Meeting @ 11:30 - All are WELCOME!
Mid-term Meeting - New Plate Collection ballot
Nov 23 - Guest at Your Table - Janet Irons to raise funds for UUSC - More info
Soup to Soup Kitchen
Guest at your Table Continues - Janet Irons raises money for UUSC - More info
Dec 5th - Centre House Dinner - Libby Gage - More info
Dec 7th - Plate Collection for Park Forest Day Nursery
Dec 14th - Social Action Meeting @ 11:30 - All are WELCOME!
Bell Ringing with Interfaith Human Services - Sue Smith
Fuel Bank Fundraising - Peg Dobrinska
Soup to Soup Kitchen
SAVE THE DATES!
Freedom Seder March 27, Laura Brown
Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter at UUFCC
March 30 to April 13
Here are some of the things we do:
Direct ActionHands-on involvement in social action projects such as
- Crop Walk
- CentrePeace Support
- State College Food Bank
- Interfaith Human Services
- Justice trips to West Virginia, Puerto Rico
- Annual Freedom Seder
- Marriage Equality
- Economic Justice
- Environmental issues
First Sunday Plate CollectionsProviding financial support for organizations doing important work such as
- Park Forest Day Nursery
- Centre Volunteers in Medicine
- Midstate Literacy Council
- Center for Alternatives in Community Justice
- Planned Parenthood
- UU Service Committee