Social Justice Events
This page shows the social justice activities proposed, sponsored, or endorsed by the
- Social Justice Council,
- the Rapid Response team and Rise Up!, Idaho, and
- Refugee and Immigrant Ministry.
Rapid Response Team & Rise Up, Idaho!
The legislators have gone home and things are much quieter at the Capitol. However, that doesn’t mean things aren’t going on.
Now that the primary is over, Rise Up, Idaho! is planning to have teams of people in communities across the state have substantive discussions with people about the issues and concerns that effect them the most. The information from these conversations will be used to update the Rise Up, Idaho! platform (find out more about UVI, Rise Up, Idaho! and it’s platform here ). This platform will be used to move existing legislators and 2018 candidates toward the actions that will make a change for the better in people’s lives.
Saturday, May 26 from 10 to 1, Rise Up, Idaho! will conduct a canvass in Boise.
Volunteers are needed for a door-to-door Rise Up canvass in an effort to make sure Idahoans values and issues are truly represented. And the only way that can happen is if we go to people ask about the issues that matter most to them and truly listen.
As soon as I get details about where we’re canvassing, I will set a staging location where we will all meeting before the start of the canvass. At the staging location we’ll set our expectations for the canvass, review the script, and explain the logistics. Each canvasser will get a walk list, a script, and instructions on what to do with the walk list. Please remember to bring water, sunscreen, maybe a snack, a clipboard and pen.
We’ll canvass for about 3 hours and then meet back at the staging location to debrief and have a small celebration — because we did it!
Contact Jim Bigelow to volunteer and get information on other ways you can participate.
- Contact Betty (email@example.com) for information on events and activities.
- BUUF refugee and immigrant ministry signups
Housing First — Furniture Next! The Social Justice Council began investigating a “Furniture Bank” at the request of one of our Plate Partners, CATCH, Inc. We conducted a “Housing Summit” with CATCH, Inc. in order to begin the conversation about the Housing First model, and how the Furniture Bank might support that city-sponsored initiative. The Furniture Bank would be an outlet for free and/or affordable furniture for the Treasure Valley’s vulnerable recently homed such as refugees, immigrants, survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, LGBTQ+, young adults aging out of foster care, and folk who were previously homeless. This project, a Furniture Bank, is within the scope of what BUUF could manage with assistance from internally related ministries and external community partners, building connection within the fellowship and with the Treasure Valley community. The Social Justice Council has a draft multi-year timeline that includes research on other programs, meetings with stakeholders, surveys, design, and implementation. There is also interest to include a “Fix It Cafe,” where interested parties could get together to build the skills to refurbish damaged furniture/appliances to donate to the furniture bank or keep if they are among the served populations. This Furniture Bank project was selected as it serves a need in the community without duplicating efforts, builds community ties, and is sustainable for BUUF to manage