Tomorrow, April 30, at 7 pm at the Centre-Twin Theater in downtown Idaho Falls, the Social Justice Committee is sponsoring a free showing of The House I Live In, an award-winning documentary about the U.S. prison system and the war on drugs. The movie will be followed by a live panel discussion with local community members about the movie.
Posted by Lizbeth on April 29, 2013
Green for All (a climate justice non-profit) is running a song-writing competition to find a great song about justice and climate change. Are you a song-writer? Do you know a song-writer? You can get more information here:
The Dream Reborn Song Competition: Are you Next?.
Posted by Lizbeth on January 27, 2013
The Social Justice Committee is newly energized and hard at work! We have a new mission statement and lots of plans for social justice work in the Idaho Falls area. We have changed a few things about the blog, and hope to make a few more updates in the coming days. Check out the new site menu at the top of every page!
Our new mission statement (can also be found on our About page):
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Idaho Falls created the social justice committee to promote non-violent conflict resolution for a more peaceful world.
The Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee has 5 simple goals:
- To support development of human potential.
- To proactively promote conflict prevention, non-violent intervention and peaceful resolution.
- To recognize and redirect institutionalized biases. These include those that advance inequality based on gender, sexual identity, ethnic/racial identity, or religion.
- To promote a non-combatant lifestyle to preserve altruistic understandings as opposed to fear-based reactions.
- To make people smile.
Posted by Lizbeth on January 6, 2013