It’s important to WHUUF’s Members that we live our values. WHUUF is active in social justice events, including:

 

Responding to the Language of Hate workshop

When: April 23rd, 12:15 – 2:15
Where: WHUUF, Forest Hall
As we go about our work for peace, social justice, human rights, and environmental protection, we sometimes encounter groups and individuals who use dismissive language at best and inflammatory language or hate speech at worst. This type of language has become especially rife since the election and installation of Donald Trump in the White House.
 If we want to create a healthy, peaceful, socially just world, how do we respond to dismissive or hateful language?  In this workshop we will explore firm but loving ways to respond to those who would hurl hate or dismissive speech at us and those things we stand for. 
Through discussion and role playing, participants will create “scripts” we can use when dismissed as “PC” “wackos” or when faced with the language of hate. You’re welcome to attend.

 

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WHUUF is a proud Welcoming Congregation. This means we affirm and include people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life—in our Sunday services, in programs, and in social occasions.

 

Share the Basket

Every other month, WHUUF gives the collection taken at the Sunday service to a group such as the St. Anthony’s Severe Weather Shelter in Tigard which provides food, shelter and safety for the homeless.

 

Farm Worker Project and Giving Tree

We collect coats, hats, and winter clothing for the Washington presents under the treeCounty Farm Workers Association (WFWA), and our annual “Giving Tree” allows our Members the opportunity to buy holiday gifts to give, for example, to the WFWA Holiday Campaign.

 

 

Letter Writing for Human Rights

We participate in Amnesty International’s global ‘Write for Rights’ campaign. Over snacks and conversation, our Members write letters and cards of hope  to both those suffering human rights abuse and government authorities who afflict that abuse.

 

Backpack Program

Our food backpack program volunteers do a great job helping to send the elementary kids at Barnes School home every weekend with enough food for the whole family.

 

Pride Parade

WHUUF Members and minister participate in Portland’s annual Pride Parade.

 

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Two Cans to Relieve Hunger Project

In our foyer is a basket that on Sunday collects two cans of food from participating congregants. These go to the Neighborhood House, a social service organization in Multnomah Village that distributes the donations to local people in need.

 

Black Lives Matter and Race Talks

WHUUF members actively support Black Lives Matter and the Race Talks programs.

 

Move to Amend

WHUUF members have participated in the Move to Amend (the Constitution to say that money is not speech and corporations are not people).

 

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Raging Grannies Portland was founded by WHUUF members and continues to provide spicy commentary on current issues.

 

Combating Sex Trafficking

Members of WHUUF have been active in combating sex trafficking.

 

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Some of our members participate in the social justice programs of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

 

Oregon UU Voices for Justice

WHUUF is active with this statewide advocacy network that mobilizes Unitarian Universalists and our congregations to work for public policies in the state of Oregon that embody our UU principles of justice, equity, compassion in human relations and global stewardship.

 

Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice

WHUUF is a member of Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, a coalition of over 20 diverse faith communities encompassing UU, Catholic, Protestant and Jewish congregations. Through advocacy and outreach, we strive to educate the community about the injustices of current immigration policies and provide real opportunities to take action for change.