Mission

Grounded in the core values of our faith, the Racial and Cultural Justice Ministry Team seeks to increase multicultural competence within ourselves and the congregation and works to overcome racism in all its forms in our community and nation.

 

Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Adult RE.  All are welcome.  Next meeting:  5/20/19 (April meeting cancelled)

If you were not able to join us for our Community Forum on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m.,

it is available on the CVUUF Community Forum facebook page.

The Real Border Crisis
-Underlying Causes of Immigration
-Witness at our Southern Border
-How our Nation’s Immigration Laws and Policies Impact Lives
with
Julie Díaz Martínez, Álvaro J. de Regil, and Vanessa Frank

Julie Díaz Martínez is Immigration Team Leader of Indivisible Conejo, a member of ICE Out of California, Buen Vecino, CLUE, the Tri-Counties Anti-Defamation League, and Friend of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Los Angeles chapter.  She has formed a team of volunteers who travel to Mexico to serve as humanitarian witnesses and to conduct border support at the San Ysidro border with the Legal Humanitarian group Al Otro Lado and the NLG, LA.
Álvaro J. de Regil is Executive Director of The Jus Semper Global Alliance, a coalition that supports living wages worldwide as a core element of sustainability, democracy, and business accountability, and a volunteer with Buen Vecino, a community-based organization supporting human rights for immigrants in Eastern Ventura County.
Vanessa Frank is a Community Lawyer based in Ventura with a practice focused on immigration law. The Law Office of Vanessa Frank has been serving working families who seek to be reunited or stay together in the United States for more than 10 years. Vanessa and her team engage immigrants and their allies with their own power to achieve and defend human dignity in the United States and beyond.

 

 

Report to Social Justice meeting on 9/9/18:

R&CJM Report 9-9-18 WP

Report on 12/16/18:

R&CJM Report 12-16-18

Report to Social Justice meeting on 4/7/19:

R&CJM Report 4-3-19