UUFA Justice Activities and Initiatives
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Economic Justice Coalition 12th Annual Justice Fest
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement
Art for Justice Program
You are invited to the AADM Art for Justice Program on weekly on Saturdays from 3:00 till 5:00 pm at the AADM Justice Center in the Georgia Square Mall (across the atrium from the Belk’s indoor main entrance).
Participate in the Healing Circle Discussion and get hands-on help from Arie, the AADM Artist in Residence for your painting — no previous experience needed. All paint supplies provided free of charge although donations are always accepted!
Request from Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition*
Needed: Affordable Manufactured Home
A family–living in a cramped and very uncomfortable, dilapidated trailer– is actively in search of an affordable manufactured home (preferably double-wide) with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths that could be purchased and moved onto their property in Hull, replacing their home that burned 3 months ago. PLEASE-contact folks in your networks on behalf of this family. Note that no idea is “off the table” right now (e.g. affordable rental in Madison Co, land with a home for sale, etc) but the family’s current hope and likely most affordable solution is to move back onto their property in a safe and comfortable home.
For further information or to respond to this information, please email ISC Coordinator Joel Siebentritt.
*Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition (ISC) is a group of Athens-area congregations representing Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Unitarian, and Hindu faith traditions. ISC is dedicated to offering hospitality, safety, and opportunities for all immigrants to participate fully in our shared community, regardless of their immigration status. ISC engages congregations and the public in support of the work of DIA and SIFIC.
Diaper Drive Match
Between July 24 and August 31, all diapers collected for or money given to the Diaper Drive will be matched by the Social Action Committee (up to $500!).
The baskets before you enter the sanctuary await your diaper deposits. Diapers will be purchased with any money given, and all diapers will be shared with immigrant families in the Athens area.
For further information, contact Social Action Committee member Julie Sapp. The “diaper ministry” is an on-going initiative of the Social Action Committee.
Canned Food Drive
Donations of unexpired, nonperishable food items will be given to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank. The baskets before you enter the sanctuary await your CANtributions.
Clarke County ranks #30 on a list of counties in Georgia with the highest rate of food insecurity using data from Feeding America. Counties are ranked by highest percent of population with food insecurity as of 2019. (From: https://stacker.com/georgia/counties-highest-rate-food-insecurity-georgia). CANtributions is an ongoing initiative of the Social Action Committee. For further information, contact Diane Bridges.
Monetary donations can be made electronically to either of both of these initiatives. Choose “Diapers & CANtributions” from the drop-down menu and then choose diapers, CANs or both!