We hope you enjoyed Giants of Justice 2012
Another Congratulations to our honorees..
Thank you for attending our 2012 Giants of Justice Breakfast–our biggest, most successful event yet! Surely you enjoyed paying tribute to amazing honorees, hearing world-renowned speakers, and sharing a vision for justice in our city.
From picket lines to City Halls, from the pulpit to prayer vigils, the tireless dedication and hard work of the 2012 Giants of Justice– Rev. David Farley, Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, Councilmember Paul Koretz, and Dream Team Los Angeles, as well as our first Lifetime Achievement Awardee Lydia Lopez–inspire us to keep our struggle for justice moving forward. And who wasn’t moved by Marian Wright Adelman and Rev. James Forbes?
Here are two videos of our speakers and honorees for you to relive the experience:
Act Now: Advocate for Good Jobs
Dr. Forbes explained, “A good nation is a nation where everybody who can will work, and from the work they do, those who can will still be able to survive.” Faith Advocates for Jobs is an exciting initiative of Interfaith Workers Justice (IWJ) to create a network of congregations committed to supporting the underemployed and unemployed. Congregations are sharing resources and strengthening community.
Act Now: Fund our Future
It’s not too late to support our Young Religious Leaders Project. Since our event two weeks ago, we have hired fourteen young religious leadersfor our summer program. While we raised roughly $6,000 during the pitch, we need roughly twice that amount to actually afford all these justice-seeking interns.
We have trained dozens of young leaders in Faith-Rooted Organizing, helping them understand their capacity to create a healthy future for all based on core centuries-old values. Nearly every organizer at CLUE was once an intern. Nothing is more vital to the future of our movement than our youth!
If you wish to give specifically to the Young Religious Leaders Project, click “Add special instructions to the seller” and indicate that you wish to donate so that we can afford to train the next generation of Faith-Rooted Organizers! Thank you in advance!
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We Won at Metro, Finally
Immediately following Giants of Justice, we hustled many of you onto a bus to attend the Metro meeting, where as a huge group, we testified as to why the Subway must extend into job-rich West Los Angeles….and we won! The long-delayed vote was cast, and we overwhelmingly showed the justice commitment of the faith community!
We explained why workers throughout LA need access to the job-rich Westside, and why creating jobs for skilled construction workers currently suffering unemployment rates upwards of 40% to 80% is a matter of economic justice. After four and a half years of studies, delays, and road blocks, the MTA Board finally approved the entire nine-mile subway extension in a 7-2 vote.
Special thanks go to Sam Pullen, Rev Alison Marks, Robert Branch, Lydia Brown, Rev. Norman Copeland, Steve Holt, Ignacia Martinez, Milton Farfan, Patricia Lindsy, Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, Sarah Bertenthal, Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Joel Lyle, Natasha Yagoubi, Pastor Bridie Roberts and others!
That sums up Giants 2012. Thank you for attending; hope to see you again next year, May 23rd, 2013!
The CLUE-LA Board and Staff
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All religions believe in justice.
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