Under construction, however, more developed Justice resources are listed in the menu to the right.
The Lakota People’s Law Project has put out a call to action to advocate against HR1374, the “Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021” – a bill that has already passed in the House and is heading to the Senate. This bill would worsen the already dangerous and complex dynamics of state-backed and corporate-funded violence against and criminalization of water protectors. More Information
The Eastside Advocacy Hub is a place to check for current calls to action and find out how you can provide important support for local change efforts. We provide information on racial equity and social justice advocacy issues that we’re tracking. Find out what’s coming up in our communities and how you can help when it’s time. You can share actions that you know about., and information about the decision-makers in our community. Do we have representatives with the lived experiences and identities to drive equity and inclusion efforts? You can lead – let us help you!This centralized resource for East King County RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY is built, maintained, and powered by community. Would you like to help keep this resource strong? Contact us – thank you! Eastside Advocacy Hub
World Beyond War offers an online course, War Abolition 101, with weekly lessons at time of your choosing online, plus 3 scheduled Zoom discussions. Cost $25-250. info and registration War Abolition 101 (online course registration) (actionnetwork.org) Course outline.
- Week 1: War Can Be Ended (March 1-7) -- Host/Facilitator: Leah Bolger
- Week 2: War is Immoral/War Erodes Liberties (March 8-14) -- Host/Facilitator: Salma Yusuf
- Week 3: War Impoverishes Us (March 15-21) -- Host/Facilitator: Dr. Rey Ty
- Week 4: War Threatens Our Environment/War Endangers (March 22-28) -- Host/Facilitator: Donna-Marie Fry
- Week 5: There are Alternatives to War/What is an Alternative Global Security System? (Mar 29 – Apr 4) -- Host/Facilitator: Dr. Foad Izadi
- Week 6: War Will Not Go Away Unless We Make It (April 5-11) -- Host/Facilitator: Sakura Saunders
We are proud of the ways our Faith continues to #SideWithLove and be present to the World. We are in the final days before a historic election and we want to offer you an opportunity to provide Faithful Witness at The Polls. Whether your congregation is a polling site or is interested in offering some warmth and kindness at undoubtedly tense polling stations, we have ideas for how we can offer faithful responses that are at the heart of Side With Love. You can view the 30 minute webinar here. What does it mean to continue to “harvest our power” when we are tired or overwhelmed? There's no magical fix, but knowing you are NOT alone and that others can help find the answers helps. Join Side With Love on Monday Movement Moments for a 30-minute check-in and highlights of what’s happening across the country and ways you can get involved. Monday Movement Moment Nov. 2,9 at 9:30am PT. You can watch past episodes here.
Political and creative false choices dog this country: that books by Black people or about race are for didactic purposes only, separate from the demands of form, poetics, genius, and even delight. And so, as an antidote to all the political falsehoods, consumer pitfalls, and creative lapses that plague so many “Black Lists,” I bind a list that is restorative, not draining, one that centers Black excellence and joy. Read more here.
Sunrise Movement, in recognition of the intersection between Black Lives Matter and Climate Change issues, has published a detailed 9-page guide for Taking Action for Black Lives. Included are ideas for how to support Black Lives Matter protests, talking points and how to be safe at protests. Access the guide here. In addition, attend trainings at CHOP/Cal Anderson Park, Seattle Non Violent Civil Disobedience Training w. Rev. Sekou (6/24) Non Violent Civil Disobedience Training w. Rev. Sekou (6/25)
Communities Rise (Formerly Nonprofit Assistance Center and Wayfind) launches new Covid-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic: This is a new virtual clinic designed to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the legal issues they are experiencing due to Covid-19. Small businesses and nonprofits will get to meet with a lawyer for a free 60-minute legal consultation by phone or video conference (client preference). Clinic appointments are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the client and attorney. After you apply for services, we will match you with a lawyer, and the lawyer will call you to schedule your appointment. Interpretation is available in a variety of languages. Register for a clinic here or call 206-324-5850 for more info.
Single Men - Congregations for the Homeless Severe Weather Hours: 24/7 services for homeless men Address: 515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA Bus Routes: The closest bus route is the 271 bus. It stops at 116th Ave NE and NE 2nd Place. Walk north, and the Center is on the left. Phone Number: 425-528-6619 Severe weather plan: If overcapacity, CFH will not turn men away and will find a space.
Single Women - Sophia Way Severe Weather Hours: If the buses are not running, there will be 24/7 services for single women at both the day center and shelter locations. Shelter Address: 15727 NE 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008 (Temple B’Nai Torah) Day Center Address: 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (behind St. Luke’s Lutheran Church) Bus Routes: The closest bus routes are 226 and 245, B Line. Day Center Bus Routes: The closest bus route is 249. Phone Number: 425-463-6254 Severe weather plan: If the buses are not running, there will be 24/7 services for single women at both the day center and shelter location. If the buses are running, the Day Center will extend their hours from 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; and the Shelter will extend their hours from 7 p.m.–8 a.m.
Families with Children - Catholic Community Services Severe Weather Hours: 24/7 services at CCS New Bethlehem Day Center Day Center Address: New Bethlehem Day Center (located in Salt House Church): 11920 NE 80th Street, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA Phone Number: 206-900-5908 Severe weather plan: The CCS family shelter at 17222 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008 (St. Peter’s United Methodist Church) will close, and the New Bethlehem Day Center will open 24/7.
Youth & Young Adults - Friends of Youth Day Center Address: 16225 NE 8th Street, Suite A-1, Redmond, WA Day Center Hours: M/T/Th/Fr: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; W: Open by Appt. only; Sat/Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Youth Shelter (7-17) – Youth Haven: Call Hotline for information 206- 236-5437
Young Adult Shelter (18 – 24) – The Landing Shelter Hours and Address: 8:30 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. (same as Day Center address above) Ages 7-17 Hotline#: 206-236-5437 Ages 18-24 Hotline #: 425-449-3868 Severe weather plan: If overcapacity, will provide bus tickets and resources to CFH or SW.
All -- Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter 8PM to 7 AM Shelter address -- Snoqualmie United Methodist Church (38701 SE River St, Snoqualmie) Resource Center 7:30 AM to 2 PM at American Legion Post, 38625 SE River St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Bus 208.
- Lake Washington Methodist Safe Parking Program Severe Weather Hours: 24/7 safe parking for women and/or any group with a child Address: 7525 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA Phone Number: 425-922-8051
- Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA Email Pastor Josh McQueen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the church office during our regular hours, Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm.
- Severe weather plan: Lake WA Methodist Church will open their church 24/7 for safe parking participants.
- Hopelink, 14812 Main St., 425-943-7555. Monday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tuesday: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Renewal Food Bank, Highland Covenant Church, 15022 Bel-Red Rd., 425-736-8132. Monday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Mondays 5-7, Wednesday 5-7; Tues, Wed, Thursday 10 AM to 1 PM. Serves zip codes: 98027, 98029, 98059 and 98075.
- Fall City Pantry at United Methodist Church, the Fall City Community Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of grocery assistance, on first and third Wednesdays of each month from Noon–1:30 p.m. and 6:30–7:30 p.m. Closed when Snoqualmie Valley School District closes.
- Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, 122 E. 3rd Street, North Bend, WA Seniors (65+) Only Food Distribution. Every Monday, 9:30am - 11:00am, Serves residents of North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, and Preston
- Attain Housing, 125 State St. S, Kirkland, 425-576-9531, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Catholic Community Services, Call Wednesday between 2 and 4 p.m., 425-213-1963 x2
- Hopelink, 14812 Main St., 425-943-7555. Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- LifeSpring, (must live in Bellevue and have a child under 18), 302 Bellevue Square, 425-451-1175
- Muslim Community Resource Center, 16225 NE 87th St., Suite A-4, Redmond, 1-888-404-6272, Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Salvation Army, 911 164th Ave. NE, 425-452-7300
- St Vincent de Paul, St Louise Parish 141 156th Ave. SE, 425-214-5478 or 206-767-6449
- 211 King County Crisis Connections, 211 or 1-800-621-4636, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Online: 24/7
General Shelter Information
- Congregations for the Homeless - Overnight shelter (7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.) for single adult men over the age of 18. Men are allowed on site beginning at 7 p.m. Located at 515B 116th Ave NE (at Lincoln Center). The closest bus route is the 271 bus, which stops at 116th Ave NE and NE 2nd Place. Walk back north, and the Center is on the left. Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to men who spent the previous night at the shelter. For more information, call 425-528-6619.
- The Sophia Way - Women's overnight shelter (8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.) until May 31, 2020 at Temple B'nai Torah, 15727 NE 4th Street, Bellevue 98008. No reservations needed - first come, first served. For information: 425-463-6254. Bus routes 226 and 245, B Line.
- Catholic Community Services - Family overnight shelter (8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.) at St. Peter's Methodist Church, 17222 NE 8th St, Bellevue. Please call for shelter: Netta at 206-355-9392 or Cynthia at 206-437-7448.
- Friends of Youth - Youth and young adult shelter. Youth (11-17 years old) shelter - call the 24/7 hotline: 206-236-KIDS (5437). Young adult (18-24 years old) overnight shelter (Line-up: 8:30 p.m.) at the Together Center, 16225 NE 87th St., Suite A-1, Redmond. For additional information about the young adult shelter, call 425-449-3868.
- LifeWire - Help finding safer housing for survivors of domestic violence, call the 24-hour helpline at 425-746-1940.
Change Roots is a new organization founded to combat toxic partisanship. It’s easy to feel powerless given our politics today. It feels like the media, big money and the elite are manipulating the system to their benefit at the expense of everybody else. You’re not wrong. But we can’t let that continue. Each of us can do our small part to make our republic better so that we can all live our best life. Understand toxic partisanship There’s nothing inherently bad about being a proud Democrat or Republican. However, it can quickly become damaging when people consider those in the other party to be their enemy. Learning more about how we became so partisan and what forces make us feel that way gives you the skills to prevent yourself and others from becoming dangerously partisan. Read More About 3 Ways to Make a Difference
The Sound Alliance, in King and Pierce Counties, is made up of faith, labor, and community organizations dedicated to building a base of every day citizen leaders to effectively stand for change they want to see in their communities. Join us for this 9-hour training to learn our organizing model and to be a part of our work for the common good! The Institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in 80 years of organizing experience. The topics include:
- Why Organize? – Examine the history, traditions, and values of our labor, faith, community and educational organizations.
- Fundamental Organizing Skills – Learn tools to conduct individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action to help obtain a concrete, winnable outcome.
- Strengthening Our Institutions - Engage people systematically in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
- Problem vs. Issues – Focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.
- Participants from Sound Alliance member organizations: FREE
- Participants NOT from Sound Alliance member organizations: $50.00 (can be applied to future organizational membership dues)
- Lunch will be provided on Saturday. We are asking for a $10 donation to offset costs.
- Free parking
Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin, Skinner House Books, 2019 What calls Unitarian Universalists to create multicultural, antiracist Beloved Community? What do congregations need when they embark on this journey? What common threads run through their stories? Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—share how five diverse congregations encounter frustrations and disappointments, as well as hope and wonder, once they commit to the journey. Mistakes abound. Miracles of transformation and joy emerge too. Extensively researched and thoughtfully written—with reflection questions at the end of each chapter—Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism will guide readers to apply these stories to their own communities, develop next steps, and renew their commitment to this hard but meaningful work.