UUSC Overview 2010

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UUSC Overview 2010

  1. 2. A Legacy of Courage
  2. 3. UUSC’s Mission Statement <ul><li>The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  4. 5. UUSC At a Glance <ul><li>Environmental Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Liberties </li></ul>
  5. 6. UUSC At a Glance <ul><li>Economic Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Rights in Humanitarian Crises </li></ul>
  6. 7. Civil Liberties <ul><li>Ensure the government does not abuse its power in the lives of others/ its citizens </li></ul>
  7. 8. Building Bridges to Protect Civil Liberties
  8. 9. Environmental Justice <ul><li>Human Right to water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Activists Press for Human Right to Water in California
  10. 11. Economic Justice <ul><li>Workers’ Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Living Wage vs. Minimum Wage </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Trade </li></ul>
  11. 12. Supporting Fair Trade
  12. 13. Rights in Humanitarian Crises <ul><li>Natural or Man-made disasters </li></ul>
  13. 14. Responding to Political Unrest in Kenya
  14. 15. Weaving a Web of Protection for Women and Girls in Darfur
  15. 16. Race Class Gender
  16. 17. UUSC’s Partnership Model <ul><li>UUSC develops partnerships with organized, effective, and transparently run grassroots organizations of people who courageously confront and challenge oppression and inequality. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Community Water Ctr. & EJCW Mass Global Action FENTAP A APRN Coalition Against Water Privatization Ctr. For Human Rights and Environment COMDA/HIC-AL COPAE & Sipakapa Mi Cometa Hope in Crops FEJUVE TGNP Rock Women & KENASVIT Kakamega Grassroots Initiatives Caritas UNIFEM MPOWER & NWAWJC Afghan Center, Barakat & HAWCA ASUDA AIC/HAMSA VFP, AFR, MFSO,WWW SANRID STITCH SAAC Muslim Advocates AESE, Metta, Let Justice Role CEPRODEHL AFSC Civil Liberties Economic Justice Environmental Justice Rights in Humanitarian Crisis Grassroots HRE North America: 12 Central America:5 South America: 4 Africa: 9 Middle East:5 Asia: 5
  18. 19. UUSC and Experiential Learning <ul><li>Learn by Doing </li></ul><ul><li>Just Journeys </li></ul><ul><li>Just Works </li></ul>
  19. 20. Civil Rights Journey
  20. 21. Advancing Human Rights is the Work of Many Joining Hands
  21. 22. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 www.uusc.org · 617-868-6600 info@uusc.org

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