Steps Toward Social Justice
This page will be a central place for church members interested in social justice to find information on upcoming events and gatherings. Lately, St. Andrew's members have been involved in movements such as the Poor People's Campaign. More information coming soon!
Becoming a Compassionate Warrior: Ally skills for Talking about Race
Two alternative times and places: Saturday, December 1st, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 806 N.E. Alberta Street
For those who wish to go deeper there will be an additional follow-up session from 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00-5:30 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock Street Fireside Room
Spirit Led Justice Alliance Actions 11/28/18
Join the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition's Community Forum For the Caravan!
Tell Congress to Advance Funding Cuts for ICE to #DefundHate and to Protect Asylum!
Take Action at the Border
New Sanctuary Coalition is organizing a 40-day 'Sanctuary Caravan' combining witness; pro se clinics to help with asylum applicationions; accompaniment across the border; and logistical support once people have crossed to the US side. If you are interested in participating go to sanctuarycaravan.org!
Al Otro Lado is looking for volunteers for Tijuana, Mexico as well as Los Angeles. Click here if you are an immigration attorney, paralegal, doctor, nurse, EMT, social worker, mental health professional, or art therapist!
Global Immersion Delegation (Live link from the IMRJ email) Global Immersion is organizing a December 14th-15th border delegation to San Diego/Tijuana in coordination with and following the lead of their Mexican allies. It will be 4-part: symbolic solidarity, direct service opportunities, participation in bi-national Posada journey, and training for ongoing local practice. Click here to register!
Poor People’s Campaign Art Exhibit
On display in the Narthex: You might notice some new artwork hanging in the narthex when you come to church on Sunday. This is an exciting exhibit of twenty-five prints by twenty-four artists that were created for the Poor People’s Campaign. The Poor People’s Campaign is a “national call for moral revival” and is the renewal of a movement initiated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others over 50 years ago. Most prints will be for sale based on a sliding-scale in order to assure accessibility for a range of incomes, while six prints will be up for silent auction. All proceeds from the sales of these artworks will directly benefit the Poor People’s Campaign.