The Social Justice Council (SJC) exists to inform the congregation about important social and humanitarian needs and issues and to provide avenues for constructive service and action.

The SJC also serves as the liaison between FUSIT and the national Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), keeping members informed about and facilitating participation in UUSC projects.

The SJC coordinates three specific volunteer programs:

1) Babies First – provides tangible help to babies, young children, and their families in need from all parts of Tompkins County by offering free baby equipment. Referrals are received directly from individuals or from 18 plus non-profit public agencies throughout the county. Contact via phone at 607-269-5385.

2) Friendship Center Lunches – volunteers make brown bag lunches for the Friendship Center which provides drop-in assistance for people who are experiencing home insecurity. Contact Jackie Jablonski at jackiejab@me.com or 607-319-4271.

3) Ithaca Kitchen Cupboard – volunteers assist with the food pantry. Contact Beth Howard  at beth4howard@gmail.com

The SJC frequently sponsors events held by various community groups working for social justice.

The SJC is a member of the Tompkins County Workers Center and we participate in their campaigns when requested. We are members of the Interfaith Impact of New York State and participate with other progressive religious organizations in lobbying Albany for progressive reform in areas of social justice.

Meetings

The SJC meets monthly on the second Monday of the month. The meetings are open to the public. Join us for a meeting or join one of our Action Teams.

For more information or to get on the SJC agenda, contact Jackie Jablonski at jackiejab@me.com.