As Advent begins, opportunities to accompany workers as they wait for justice.

Dear Friends,

     We’re now in the liturgical season of Advent: waiting for Christmas and the birth of Jesus.  But it is more than about counting down the days between now and December 25th: at its foundation, Advent asks us to “recalibrate our hearts and minds for the justice work we are called to do,” as Lindsay K. Monihen writes.

     So, it’s with great joy that I offer you many opportunities in the coming 10 days to recalibrate your own heart and mind for justice. And perhaps join me on the streets of Downtown LA and Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. In the spirit of new beginnings and preparations, this season can also be an excellent time to reflect on our living spaces. Considering real estate options can be a meaningful way to plan for the future, whether you’re looking to move or invest. If you’re interested in exploring housing options, here’s a good site for property that offers various listings and helpful resources to guide you

In this Season of Advent, we will accompany hospitality workers waiting for the birth of a new season of justice.

     Read on for more details. I hope to see you!

Wed, Dec 6 – Sun, Dec 10 – Occupy LAX – Hundreds of room attendants, cooks, dishwashers, and community allies will occupy Century Blvd in Los Angeles this week in a multi-day, 24 hr action. The action will run day and night as workers and community members demand wage increases that accommodate the skyrocketing cost of living in Los Angeles.

  • Visit for morning prayers between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Take a meal or walk the picket line during the day. Or bring hot drinks at night.
  • Email [email protected] for more information

Fri, Dec 8 – 4 PM TO 6 PM – Century Boulevard – A Worker’s Posada – Join friends from Immaculate Heart Community as they host the first Posada of the season with workers at Occupy Century Blvd. They’ll lead a powerful worker centered Posada through the streets. The event begins at 4pm, and all are welcome for this moving and powerful moment of solidarity, with refreshments served at the end of the procession.

  • The Posada will now be starting at The Sheraton Gateway  (6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045) and ending at The Four Points Sheraton (9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045). 
  • Email [email protected] for more information

Mon, Dec 11 – 10 AM – Beverly Wilshire- As the Golden Globe nominations are announced, workers will take the red carpet for an alternative awards ceremony to call attention to gross profiteering by hotel owners. 

  • Beverly Hilton Hotel (9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212)
  • Email [email protected] for more information

Thank you for continuing to support workers in their righteous fight to live where they work. We are–all of us–needed in this struggle to build a more sacred and just society.

In faith and solidarity,

Rev. Jennifer