Our world is connected as never before, and because of this we have an obligation to compassionately assist those whose human rights are at risk based on who they are and where they live. At an alarming rate, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other communities of color today face economic hardship that results in lack of access to food, healthcare, and other support services. They must navigate forced displacement from their homes and struggle against breakdowns in traditional culture and ways of life.
No matter the driving cause of a disaster — whether adverse climate effects, violence and war, or a global health crisis — UUSC responds quickly through our global network of grassroots partners to deliver immediate aid with dignity, and to ensure long-term equitable recovery for those who have been oppressed by systems of injustice.
Bookmark this page and check back for regular updates as our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our continued crisis relief work evolve.
Learn More: How We Address Injustice
Grounding our justice work in eye-to-eye partnerships means that first we listen to those most affected and we follow their lead. We support solutions generated by impacted communities themselves as the way to bring about lasting change and work to ensure movements for justice are equipped with the resources needed to accomplish their goals.
- COVID-19 Reveals the Need for Systemic Change: In this moment, we have the opportunity to transition from harmful systems to healing ones.
- Frontline Communities Show Resiliency: Understand how all crises compound already existing inequity and see how our global network of partners are rising to the challenge and demonstrating true leadership and strength.
- Measuring Our Impact: Cultivating deep-rooted partnerships feeds movements for justice.
What You Can Do: Take Action & Share with Friends
During this time of physical distancing, you can still show social solidarity! Collective power is built by each person taking the step to raise their voice. Add yours!
- Tell Trump: Stop Deporting People and Spreading COVID-19
- Tell Congress: Water is Life — Especially in a Pandemic
Grassroots Generosity: Assist Those in Need
We are truly grateful to our members who are able step up with acts of generosity, no matter how big or small, to sustain families facing hardship, helping to knit back together the lives that have been frayed by this public health crisis.
Make a monthly gift: By regularly fueling our human rights work, you ensure the communities we work with have the support, funding, and assistance they need at the exact time they need it.
Interconnected World: Stay Engaged at This Critical Time
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