Social Justice Overview
Together we act in love – rooted in our principles and in our community, we find the energy and commitment to live our social justice values.
Everyone has a skill to bring to our table. You can serve a meal, advocate for those without a voice, support our Dreamers at Pioneer Elementary — there are so many ways to be part of our efforts. Side with Love with us!
Want to get involved? Have an idea for a project? Email the Social Justice Council at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk.
Check out what social justice events and actions are coming up!
Here are social justice actions you can join:
We have walked as a team in the CROP Hunger Walk for 16 years, raising over $55,000 to help alleviate hunger.
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
We help prepare and serve dinner at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless on the third Wednesday of each month. It’s a direct way to interact with and help people in need. Once you’ve done it, you’ll want to come back. Learn more and sign up!
Boulder Valley Community Action Network (BVCAN)
BVCAN works with Together Colorado, a statewide advocacy group, on diverse projects such as medical insurance for children in Boulder County, immigration reform and action, and working to increase access mental health services.
Racial Justice CommuniTeam
We have provided opportunities for educating ourselves and the community on racial issues through educational and advocacy events at the fellowship and in our community. Our goal has been to foster awareness of institutional racism within ourselves and find ways to use our white privilege to promote healing and equality.
Immigration Justice Task Force
We educate our congregation about immigration issues, and coordinate activities promoting equality and fairness for immigrants in our community.
Metro-Denver and Boulder County Sanctuary Coalitions
We actively support and advocate for immigrants who have taken sanctuary in congregations. We help with everyday tasks and contribute towards material support for them and their families.
Emergency Family Assistance Association
Our congregation donates supplies for temporary housing to this Boulder non-profit. Donations can be placed in our basket near the Welcome Table in the foyer. In addition, BVUUF sponsors the Mitten Tree during the winter holidays, collecting mittens, scarves, and hats for EFAA. A group knits items for the tree and families bring at least one item to be placed on it by our children during early December. We also dedicate the collection that Sunday to EFAA.
Eco-Justice Action Group
Interfaith AIDS Coalition (IAC)
The Interfaith Aids Council includes Boulder County Aids Project. We hold annual food drives for BCAP, including an Easter can hunt.
I Have A Dream
Since 2012, the Fellowship has committed to support I Have a Dream (IHAD) Dreamer Scholars from elementary through high school, beginning at Pioneer Elementary in Lafayette. A half-plate offering is taken 4 times a year to fund our commitment for these low income students. In addition, individual Fellowship members provide financial support as well as hands-on tutoring at Sanchez Elementary and Angevine Middle School. Training is provided by IHAD.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
Our congregation supports UUSC with donations, the sale of holiday cards and Equal Exchange products at the Unity Plaza table each Sunday, and participation in the Guest at Your Table donation boxes during the holiday season.
Welcoming Congregation Looking for folks to be part of this initiative!
The Welcoming Congregation initiative promotes the Fellowship’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community through campaigns focused on education within our Unitarian Universalist communities, and support of Pridefest and other efforts among the wider public initiated by LGBTQ+ people.
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