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December 2019 Social Justice By David Lindenfeld & Janet Moulder, Co-Chairs

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Following a hectic November, in which we were involved in Together Baton Rouge’s Get Out the Vote campaign, (involving some 20 phone bankers and canvassers), and hosted Annexation Day, (enabling neighborhoods to petition to annex to Baton Rouge), we look forward to a relatively “normal” holiday season.

Stop by the Social Justice Table on Sunday mornings for more information, including ways to participate in the following projects:

Together Baton Rouge is holding a Gala dinner and silent auction on December 3. This is a fundraiser, and tickets are $40.  Contact MiJa Thompson, or for tickets.

UU Asylum Seekers Assistance Program under Wayne Parker, is going strong.  We are helping a family from Honduras. They are stabilized. Their kids are in school and are learning English.

Nancy Kunen is in charge of the Kids Café Holiday Gift Program and Party, run by the Interfaith Federation. We want to provide 31 gifts (out of 111 total). The gifts are due by December 15; the party is on December 20 at 4pm at Cadillac Park. Volunteers are needed.

Marcia Shannon, Sylvia Martinez, and Audrey Alem are running Days for Girls, which provides feminine hygiene kits for girls the world over. Our chapter completed a milestone of 64 out of 120 kits and looks forward to doing 130 more by the end of 2020. They are looking forward to congregational participation in the actual assembling of the kits sometime in early 2020.

Janet Moulder is spearheading our participation in the Walls Project to beautify a street (Plank Road this year) during the MLK observance in January. Anyone can attend organizational meetings at the Delmont Gardens library: December 18, January 8, & January 15, 3-5:00 p.m.