Social Justice Programs

In Our Community

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Adult ESL students and teachers.

Adult ESL: Serving immigrant adults in the community. Contact: Connie Molecke, conniemolecke@gmail.com.

 

Tutoring volunteer Sara Maley works with a student.

 

 

 

After School Tutoring Program: Providing one-on-one tutoring to at risk students in our neighborhood. We meet on Mondays from 4-5:15 and on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30. Students in grades 2-5 are enrolled in the fall and continue through April. We welcome volunteers. Training, support and extensive materials are provided.  Contact: Carol Oslund, astp.carol@gmail.com..

 

Albuquerque Interfaith: 25 unions, churches, and schools working together to working to promote citizen participation in the democratic process. Contact: Mara Hoffman, weemais1@gmail.com

Bosque Restoration: Restoring an adopted site in the Rio Grande Bosque.  Contact: Ed Wallhagen, ed.wallhagen@gmail.com.

Change for the Future: Supporting local social justice agencies with the  loose change collected during Sunday services, and educating members about the agencies’ work in the area. Contact: Bethe Orrell, beeweaveit@gmail.com

Family Promise: Interfaith program to provide meals and shelter to homeless families through a national nonprofit committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Contact: Paula Fisher, fastfins@comcast.net.

Food Pantry: Shopping, packing, and distributing food to those in need. Contact: Rebecca Gracey, maryrebeccagracey@gmail.com.

Grower’s MarketSelling produce grown by our congregants, to benefit our Food Pantry. Watch for details in late summer communications.

Highway Clean Up: Maintaining a two-mile stretch of the Sandia Crest highway. Contact: Linda Harmony, lindaharmony@comcast.net.

Immigrant Justice Task Force: Supporting the immigrant community and promoting immigrant justice through education of our congregation, collaboration with other Immigrant Justice organizations, outreach to our immigrant neighbors, volunteer engagement, and financial support. Click here to learn more, or click here for a list of current volunteer opportunities.

St. Martin’s Hospitality Center:Two or three times a year, we serve the evening meal at a local soup kitchen. People donate some of the food, volunteer to serve, or cook the main dish at the Center. Contact: Nancy Cushman, njcushman@yahoo.com.

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2015 Pride Parade.

Welcoming Congregation: Supporting the GLBTIQ community. Contact: Mara Hoffman, weemais1@gmail.com.

 

In the World

Animal Advocates: Promoting the worth and dignity of all beings through humane education, political advocacy, and assistance to local animal welfare/rescue efforts. A chapter of the national UU Animal Ministry. Contact: Sharon Hall, sharnoldhall@aol.com.

Dining for Women:  DFW is a national Giving Circle organization. Participants come with a dish and a donation—and learn about the month’s featured program to support women and children in developing nations. Meets at 6 pm in the Memorial Hall, on the third Wednesday of the month. Contact: Sonja Pulvino, ginkgo59@hotmail.com.

Earth Web: Committed to caring for the Earth. Interested in both study and action in this endeavor. Contact: Marilyn O’Boyle, marilynlea@aol.com.

Economic Reform Advocacy Group (ERAG):Currently focused on starting a State bank and collaborating with an older and larger group in Santa Fe to achieve that goal.Contact: Angela Merkert, angela.merkert@gmail.com.

New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice: Collaborates with faith communities to create an ecumenical and inter-faith alliance in the state for immigrant justice. Educates our community, provides compassionate services to immigrant families, and advocates for humane immigration reform that promotes family unity, and respects the inherent dignity of every person. Contact: Renee Wolters, renee.wolters@gmail.com.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: A nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.  The UUSC provides resources for our Justice Sunday which deepens our knowledge of justice work around the world. Their UU College of Social Justice inspires young people in activism for justice. Our annual Guest at Your Table program helps to support the work of the UUSC. Contact: Sue Spaven, spaven@swcp.com