Economic Justice HUB

Economic Justice encompasses privation – some people’s lack of the necessities of human life and well-being -- food, shelter, health care.

However, economic justice is about more than poverty.  It’s also about America’s alarming widening of economic inequality since the 1970s. The problems go beyond the obvious grinding problems of the poor --- to the struggles, insecurities and frustrations of the middle class -- and the alienation and false consciousness of the rich.

And economic justice is not just about the economy. It’s about the corrosive effects of extreme income and wealth disparities on the health of our entire society, our country’s political life, and our individual interpersonal relations.

UUs working on these problems look at their interdependent effects and causes. We also examine alternative ways of ordering our society and economy. And we look for specific policies we can support and specific actions we can take. 

Please look at the links below and then join us.

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Help Build a Well in Support of World Water Day, March 22, 2018 Last Updated on 2018-03-22 17:07:29 On this World Water Day, we’ve set a straightforward goal that will have a huge impact: construct two wells for families in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Wells in two communities have broken or run dry, forcing residents, often women and children, to trek miles for water. With your help, we can change this by building two wells in two separate villages before the dry season sets in. Please join us with a donation of $25, $35 or $50 toward the construction of two solar-powered wells. On a recent visit to these villages, I saw firsthand how these villages symbolize hope and joy for displaced families who are rebuilding their lives after a devastating earthquake. Proximity to a well and access to drinking water is critical to their livelihood and success. Please join us on World Water Day to multiply that hope and joy with two solar-powered wells. Together, we can make a... More »
"America Will Be" Video Series: Uniting a Movement Last Updated on 2018-03-22 01:55:42 Today, we call you to witness the powerful organizing taking place to fight systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and ecological devastation. We’re so excited to share three videos from filmmaker Dara Kell, who has been capturing the stories of poor people, clergy and moral leaders joining together around the country to build the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Watch this video and share it with your community. Thanks for your support, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival   More »
Sanctuary Training & All-Issue Breakout Sessions, April 27 at Portland Regional Assembly Last Updated on 2018-03-21 17:18:21 Join UUs and Activists from across the Pacific Western Region at the UU Regional Assembly: April 27-29 in Portland, Ore.   Justice Training and Issue Networking When: ‚Äč   Friday Afternoon, April 27, 1 - 5 p.m. Where:   Double Tree in, Portland, Ore.   Conference ID for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly of the UUA NOT required to attend. Free and open to the public.   Gain important tools to better support Sanctuary efforts, learn about healthy partnerships, engage with Love Resists, connect with others, and make new friends.   Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary Efforts: Sanctuary has evolved to encompass more than just physical Sanctuary to now include, rapid response (Sanctuary in the Streets) and short-term Sanctuary. Both are grounded in a justice accompaniment approach. We will examine the role of criminalization in the... More »
Insist on Justice! Resist Inequality! Illinois Conference April 21 Last Updated on 2018-03-16 00:51:55 Insist on Justice! Resist Inequality! Conference Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CDT) Unitarian Church of Evanston, Evanston, Ill. Co-Sponsored by UUs for a Just Economic Community and the Unitarian Church of Evanston   We hope you can join us at a one-day conference.  You'll be able to connect with fellow members of UUJEC and fellow activists from around the area, while learning more about how to be an effective organizer. We have some exciting speakers lined up who work for justice reform, racial equity, and a more just economic system. Registration is $15 per person, which includes lunch. If you have questions or you'd like to learn more, e-mail  or visit our website  This event is funded in part by the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program and the Unitarian Church of Evanston and its Susan Walker Fund for social... More »
RISE: A Morning Storytelling Series, March 22 in Seattle Last Updated on 2018-03-14 20:34:30 21 Progress invites you to RISE: A Morning Storytelling Series - Uplifting the importance of overcoming challenges and uniting communities together. RISE was created to join community members and leaders across different sectors to engage in meaningful discussion, share powerful stories, and bridge new connections for collective action and collaboration that is vital for long-term social change. This month's speaker is Tonita Webb, chief operating officer/executive vice president of the Seattle Credit Union, an organization dedicated to helping address the affordable housing crisis and which partners with the city on workshops serving thousands of immigrant families under constant threat. Tonita often says prosperity is not possible without equity. Breakfast and coffee provided. Seats are limited - make sure to arrive early. Tickets are $15 per person; online... More »