Monday, January 16, 2017

Social Justice Ministry Opportunities to “show up”

CUCC's Social Justice Ministry is co-sponsoring these events.  By "showing up," you can take a step for justice in God's world.

February 7 at 7 PM our sanctuary: showing of Zach Galifianakis’ film Democracy For Sale
Plan to arrive early - first come, first serve seating.

350 Triangle and the CUCC Social Justice Ministry will co-host the Raleigh showing of Democracy For Sale.

“North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Democracy for Sale travels with Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of the Hangover movies, back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests and has thus carried out a program that only benefits its backers: cuts to education, healthcare spending and environmental protection; lowering of taxes for the wealthy and corporations; and the passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot.”  This movie is a terrific investigation of money in important Social Justice issues in our state including gerrymandering, voter suppression, education, the environment and health care.

Other ways to help:  Serve as a greeter.  With 76 folks from the community signed up already, we want to make sure everyone feels welcome.  Contact Jane Smith if you will be a greeter.

February 11:  HKonJ
Gather at 8:30 on South St. in downtown Raleigh.  Opening Rally at 9:00 a.m.  March at 10:00 a.m.
Carpool from the Dixie Trail parking lot; departure at 8:15 promptly.  If you want to meet the group there, call Jane Smith's cell phone (ask Jane for the number).

Join us for the 11th annual Moral March on Raleigh and HKonJ People's Assembly. This annual mass mobilization of the HKonJ Coalition brings together justice loving people from across the state and nation to stand against the legislative attacks on the people of North Carolina and to continue to fight for our moral agenda.

This is a child-friendly event (generally positive, inclusive and friendly atmosphere, colorful banners, drummers & chants), though there is a long period standing still listening to speeches at the beginning of the march and when we arrive at the terminus.

Other ways to help:  Afterwards, join the youth at Jersey Mike's, 2712 Hillsborough Street for lunch.  20% of all sales come back to CUCC Youth!  Get refueled for more social action and support our youth at the same time.