Human Rights Working Group

 

Chairs: Angela Mc Cray and Melvin Starks
Email: humanrights@uusf.org

Black Lives Matter Banner

Black Lives Matter Banner

On 12/11/16 The congregation was invited to gather on the front steps of the church for a ceremony of dedication of the banner.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

On 12/11/16 The congregation was invited to gather on the front steps of the church for a ceremony of dedication of the banner. Rev. JD Benson, Bill Lowell and Rochelle Fortier Nwadibia

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

On 12/11/16 The congregation was invited to gather on the front steps of the church for a ceremony of dedication of the banner. Bill Lowell, Rochelle Fortier Nwadibia and Rev. JD Benson.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

On 12/11/16 The congregation was invited to gather on the front steps of the church for a ceremony of dedication of the banner.

About the Human Rights Working Group
 

The Human Rights Working Group has two areas of concern: 1) Immigration and 2) End Racism!
 

Immigration
Our immigration concerns are several. Under development is further immigration-focused work, particularly as it pertains to immigration and the Americas. Through education within the congregation and action steps beyond our walls, we hope to have an impact on issues such as deportation policy, procedure and prevention.
 

Close the Camps
UUSF currently rallies every Wednesday mornings to draw attention to the forced detention of asylum seekers, separation of families, and in particular the mistreatment of young children. Click the link to learn more and join us on Wednesdays!
 

 

End Racism
We are also interested in moving forward in the effort to End Racism!  We have initiated participation in Beloved Conversations, a small group process through which people of color and white people do much needed healing, and where white participants in particular do their own work to amend attitudes and behaviors—those that we are aware of and those we will come to be aware of (macro- and micro-aggressions)--that continue the legacy of racism we seek to end.  
 

Below, you will find the materials discussed in the "We Built People of Color Visibility with Video" workshop presented at the UU General Assembly in Spokane, WA, 2019. In working on the Beloved Stories UUSF video, we started with the StoryCorps Toolkit. Also, included below are the questions we used in our interviews, the release form for the participants, and a flyer. Hope these materials provide a helpful starting point for your project. Click the links below to see the materials.

 

MARCH FOR DEMOCRACY

 

We unite against those who seek to limit people’s right to vote, intimidate voters at the polls, or intend to ignore the electoral outcome. We join with local and national civic and labor organizations in a day of action to protect our constitutional rights to a fair election. 
 
WHAT:  March for Democracy SF before the election, to continue as needed in the following weeks
WHEN:  Saturday, October 24, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
WHERE:  Rally at Mission High School Steps, 3750 18th St. (across from Dolores Park) followed by a march to San Francisco City Hall
SAFE and PEACEFUL:  Wear masks, maintain social distance, bring water. This is a non-violent demonstration.
 

We are ready to work with organizations across the country holding similar marches. We believe it is essential to show publicly that the majority of the American people will not accept any interference in this constitutional process and moral imperative. We will not tolerate efforts to thwart peaceful voting or maneuvers to ignore the people’s intended choice. Let us join together. In solidarity, we are powerful!  

Let us know if you and/or your organization can participate in our March for Democracy SF.
Please contact: marchfordemocracy.sf@gmail.com
 

ORGANIZERS: San Francisco Gray Panthers, OccupySF, Refuse Fascism, First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Human Rights Working Group, San Francisco Friends (Quakers) Peace and Social Concern Committee
 

ENDORSERS:  Church Women United, SF CODEPINK, Progressive Democrats of America – SF Chapter


MARCHA PARA LA DEMOCRACIA
 

Nos unimos contra aquellos que buscan limitar el derecho de las personas al voto, intimidar a los votantes en las urnas o pretenden ignorar el resultado electoral. Nos unimos a organizaciones cívicas y laborales locales y nacionales en un día de acción para proteger nuestros derechos constitucionales a una elección justa.
 
QUÉ: Marcha por la Democracia SF antes de las elecciones, para continuar según sea necesario en las próximas semanas

CUÁNDO: Sábado 24 de octubre, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

DÓNDE: Se reúnen en Mission High School Steps, 3750 18th St. (frente al parque Dolores) seguida de una marcha hacia el Centro Cívico de San Francisco

SEGURO y PACÍFICO: Use máscaras, mantenga la distancia social, traiga agua. Esta es una manifestación no violenta.
 
Trabajaremos con organizaciones de todo el país que realizan marchas similares.
Creemos que es esencial mostrar públicamente que la mayoría del pueblo estadounidense no aceptará ninguna interferencia en este proceso constitucional e imperativo moral. No toleraremos los esfuerzos para frustrar las votaciones pacíficas o las maniobras para ignorar la voluntad popular expresado en las elecciones. Unámonos. ¡En solidaridad, somos poderosos!

Háganos saber si usted y / o su organización pueden participar en nuestra Marcha por la Democracia SF.