For June’s special offering, Love and Justice ministries invited the UCUCC youth to identify an organization to support beyond our congregation. The Youth Group worked for a few weeks identifying and talking about issues and causes that are important to us—both individually and as a group. We researched different organizations and from there decided on the organization for the June special offering. We agreed that this month we want to invite our church to support a racial justice organization. A list of other issues and organizations we care about is listed below.
We decided upon Color Of Change for June’s Special Offering. Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. They help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us, and use innovative strategies to bring about system change in places that affect Black people’s lives.
We invite our whole church to join with us in supporting Color Of Change. Along with monetary donations, we are asking everyone to check them out on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Other Important Issues Named by UCUCC Youth:
- Childhood Cancer
- Health Care for all
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
- Climate Change
- Ending Gun Violence
- Transgender Rights
Please give as you are able.
Other Great Organizations to Check Out:
- National center for Transgender Equality: The Nation Center for Transgender Equality’s mission is to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. Donate – National Center for Transgender Equality
- International Indigenous Youth Council: Rooted in the protection of the elements and brought together and continue to be guided by the prayer for the water They aspire to inspire young
individuals to build bridges of solidarity and
become leaders of their communities. https://indigenousyouth.org/
- Black Action Coalition is a Seattle based advocacy and direct action group. https://bacdemands.carrd.co/
- Fresh Lifelines for Youth connects young people with positive mentors and role models, promote their understanding of the law and their rights, and support them to become leaders among their peers and in their communities. Together they help our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. https://flyprogram.org
- Dream Defenders: The Dream Defenders was founded in April 2012 after the tragic killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. That Spring, young Black, Latinx, and Arab youth marched from Daytona Beach Florida to Sanford Florida where Trayvon Martin was killed. With that fire in their bellies, they then went back to their communities and campuses to organize. https://dreamdefenders.org
- Youth Undoing Institutional Racism: Youth expression of the Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond: https://www.pinwseattle.org/index.php