What “Collaborative” Means to HUUC’s Social Justice Group

Our church’s Social Justice Collaborative is not designed as a committee, team, or task force that determines what social justice activities HUUC (Heritage) members should do, or that decides what stance Heritage takes as an organization with regard to social justice issues. Instead, at a meeting, people can exchange information about their social justice passions and recent or future social justice events. Ideas and support can be shared. Sometimes group activities, such as the “Discover the Underground Railroad” trip on May 18, 2024, emerge as something in which many Heritage folks might want to participate. Sometimes, discussion produces other outcomes such as HUUC’s indigenous land acknowledgement. The passions discussed have wide-ranging causes.

Some of the items discussed at the March 2024 HUUC Social Justice Collaborative meeting are shown below.

  • Racial Justice
    • “Discover the Underground Railroad” upcoming field trip
    • “Deeper than Skin” performance
    • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent book discussion
    • “Learning to Liberate” webinar series
    • Discussion of the 1970 Bewitched episode entitled “Sisters at Heart”
    • Ohio House Bill 171 – a bill that would require some teaching of racial justice in primary and secondary schools
  • Housing and Homelessness
    • Found House Interfaith Housing Network – an organization in which churches house homeless families for a week at a time
  • Food Security
    • Cooking classes provided by Heritage Healthy Cooking Classes
    • Inter Parish Ministry’s choice food pantry
  • Indigenous Peoples
    • Indigenous land acknowledgement
    • Indigenous people’s study group
  • Economic Justice
    • UUs for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC)
  • LGBT Issues
    • Ohio House Bill 68 – a bill that denies gender-affirming medical care to minors, currently being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Governmental Reform
    • The group “Citizens not Politicians” regarding redistricting
  • UU Organizations
    • Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati (UUCGC), which supports efforts of the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC)
    • The MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association
    • The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
    • UU the Conversation – a group hosting nation-wide discussions on the proposed new Article II of the UUA Bylaws
    • UU Justice Ohio (UUJO) – a state-wide social justice network

Please consult https://huuc.net/calendar-for-huuc/, our church’s latest calendar of upcoming events for the next scheduled HUCC Social Justice Collaborative meeting. All people who have an interest in social justice issues are invited to attend.

For more information on this group, the activities listed above, or if you have a cause you would like added to the agenda, contact Mimi Sinclair at

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