The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the moral belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights.
There are four focus areas:
Civil Liberties-UUSC strengthens individual liberties and democratic processes eroded by overreaching security measures adopted after 9/11….
Economic Justice-UUSC advances workers’ rights and supports living wage campaigns, addressing the impacts of globalization and privatization.
Environmental Justice-UUSC promotes and defends the human right to water, particularly in communities facing water-service privatization and resource depletion.
Rights in Humanitarian Crises-UUSC responds strategically to disasters, whether natural or man-made, defending the rights of marginalized and oppressed populations who are often left out of recovery efforts.
In each area, an analysis is made considering race, class, and gender, recognizing the role of systemic discrimination in perpetuating injustice and human-rights violations.
The Fox Valley UU Fellowship participates in the annual Guest at Your Table program, contributes through plate donations in response to humanitarian crises and special projects, and has volunteered with JustWork projects in the Gulf Coast after hurricane Katrina. You can become involved through UUSC membership, advocating through their Action Center, or volunteering at the UU College of Social Justice.
For more information go to www.uusc.org.