Our thriving South Bay Food Pantry recently went through a major transition. While church activities were solely virtual during the first years of the pandemic, we were fortunate to be able to use two large FUUSD South Bay campus suites to store the dry goods, bread, meat and period products we distribute to the local community every Saturday morning, as well as diapers on Sunday mornings. With the upcoming re-opening of the South Bay campus, we needed to relocate to suite 105, a smaller space than either of the ones we’d been using. Having grown to accommodate some 300 households seeking food each week, how could we adapt our operations to work from this smaller space? And how could we make that move quickly, so that the South Bay worship and social spaces could be restored for in-person use ASAP? Read more on the First UU Hillcrest blog.
Does talking about race make you uncomfortable? For help building your capacity to talk about race, watch Shelly Tochluk’s TEDxSan Juan Island talk “Let’s Talk About Race.” Then check out the many resources on her website shellytochluk.com.
Watch the Discovery Channel’s 6-episode series “Why We Hate” discovery.com/shows/why-we-hate which looks at the origins of hate covering everything from school bullying to radicalism to mass murder.
You’re invited to watch Jay Smooth’s “How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Discussing Race” (many thanks to Larick for sharing the link at the program staff meeting).
COVID-19 disproportionately affects poor people & Black & Brown communities & blame has been placed on China eliciting fear & discrimination against Asians & Asian-Americans. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) has produced a “Combating Anti-Asian Racism & COVID-19 Toolkit” to help illuminate anti-Asian racist scapegoating & to offer resources to combat it. Download the 8-pg document: at docs.google.com/document/d/1MKY_I0_s7NdoXJ0TvG3nm4YiOlRHZhZKg8OwROyXvII/edit.
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