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ICUJP Friday Forum
July 22nd, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
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CLUE: Building Our Faith-Rooted Community for Worker, Immigrant and Racial Justice
Description: For almost 30 years, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice has been educating, mobilizing and organizing the faith community of Southern California to take sustained and transformative action for worker justice in solidarity with our union and labor movement partners. We are incredibly proud of how we met the moment time and again during the past few years of the Trump and Biden eras with powerful actions and campaigns, while also extending into our work a profound value of immigrant and racial justice. Join us this Friday morning, July 22 as we celebrate the incredible work that CLUE and UNITE HERE! Local 11 have done already in 2022, for example our successful campaign to pass the Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance in the City of LA, and offer to the interfaith community the electrifying opportunity to join us in building power for justice in the coming years.
Matthew Hom (he/him) is the Faith-Rooted Organizer in Los Angeles and Santa Monica at CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice). He grew up in a multiracial and interfaith Chinese and Ashkenazi Jewish family in Cerritos, studied history and music at UC Irvine, and earned a Master’s in Jewish Studies at NYU. Since pursuing a career in social justice organizing, he has worked with the California Democratic Party and CAIR on electoral campaigns and Census outreach, and served in volunteer leadership roles with Jewish progressive organizations. In his role at CLUE, he organizes clergy and congregational leaders from diverse faith traditions as they build communities of action for economic and racial justice, and in solidarity with workers and immigrants. Matthew teaches Hebrew School at Temple Isaiah, is a member of the Boyle Heights Chavurah, and serves on the Grant Advisory Committee of the Jews of Color Initiative. He feels called by his faith and identities to help build a vibrant and transformative multiracial democracy in Southern California.
Learn More/Here's how YOU can help:
Other Links (website, past presentations, relevant articles):
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-06-21/la-city-housekeepers-workload-ballot-measure (article about Los Angeles' passing of the Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance, thanks in part to CLUE's comprehensive campaign earlier this year to gather petition signatures from the faith community)
https://prospect.org/labor/local-governments-tackle-labor-issues/ (article about the significance of the Hotel Worker Protect
7:30 - 7:35 Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
Start your morning with us!
Reflection: Rick Banales
Facilitator: Carolfrances Likins
Zoom host: TBD
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