ICUJP Friday Forums, Fridays 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Weekly Friday Forums are the lifeline of ICUJP! We have guest speakers, share reflections, and plan campaigns and actions. All are invited to join us from 7:30 to 9:30 am (yes that is AM)!
Traditionally, ICUJP Forums met in person at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. However, in response to the pandemic, the program has moved online. Please register for our upcoming meeting, and signup for ICUJP's newsletter to receive correspondence on future Friday Forums including, speakers, topics and much more!
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Thursday, June 08, 2023 at 06:00 PM
Please join us online
ICUJP Friday Forum
June 9th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
Summer of Solidarity: Faith Communities Showing Up with Hospitality and Tourism Workers!
CLUE invites the faith leaders and communities of Southern California to join us this summer in direct action and mutual aid in solidarity with 17,000 hospitality, tourism, hotel and food service workers represented by UNITE HERE! Local 11 who are preparing to go on strike in July! We will discuss why so much is at stake in this struggle for the workers and all of our communities, share numerous opportunities to support this campaign throughout the summer, and in particular invite ICUJP leaders to take direct action with us on Century Boulevard on the afternoon of Thursday, June 22!
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community to accompany workers and their families in their struggle for good jobs, dignity, and justice.
Join the conversation with our speaker:
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:
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!
Facilitator: Rubi Omar
Reflector: Phil Way** Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am Pacific. **-----
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ICUJP Friday Forum 06/09/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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So far this year alone we have presented a series of exceptional Friday Forums exploring:
- Susan Stouffer from the Peace Center on why and how do we teach peace;
- Richard Zaldivar of The Wall Las Memorias on building the nation's only AIDS monument and establishing a premier health prevention organization in Los Angeles;
- Anthony Manousos of Making Housing and Community Happen on dispelling myths about affordable housing and homelessness;
- Elizabeth Gonzalez of Public Counsel’s Consumer Rights and Economic Justice Project;
- Mark Gale and Richard Bunce of the National Alliance on Mental Illness on how the justice system fails people struggling with mental illness;
- A performance of Dave Brubeck's The Gates of Justice with Rev. Dr. Ken Walden of Holman UMC, and Mark Kligman and Jeff Janeczko of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music at UCLA:
- Dean Wallraff on his book Earthling - Climate Ethics;
- Greg Palast on recent and ongoing attempts to disenfranchise voters;
- Taher Herzallah of American Muslims for Palestine;
- Denise Duffield of Physicians for Social Responsibility on Local Organizing to Prevent Nuclear War;
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