We work for justice, equity, and compassion in our relationships and systemic change in our society. We know that the escalation of economic inequality undergirds a thousand injustices, from climate change to homelessness, from mass incarceration to low-wage worker exploitation.
UUFRC has a rich history of addressing these issues. In 1963, we campaigned for fair housing. In 1999, Empty Bowls Project raised $5,070 to donate to hunger organizations. In 2000, Empty Bowls Project raised $6,000 to donate to hunger organizations. In 2013, Fools Mission began monthly street retreats in Redwood City.
In recent years, we have sponsored forums on the Tiny House movement, the co-housing movement, and local housing affordability challenges.
The three-part series on economic transformation by Marco Vangelisti launched an ongoing “New Economy Transition” network of UUFRC members and others to work towards transforming the economic system including how we bank and invest.
We also brought Les Leopold to discuss his book and the movement about Runaway Inequality and learn what we can do about it.
In November 2017 the Social Action Committee was one of many organizations that supported the Silicon Valley Community Foundation initiative to host one of 700 “On The Table” facilitated discussions on local housing and transportation issues. The Foundation plans to use the results to inform its policy and strategy.