JUSTICE-ROOTED COALITIONS

Sacred Space at the Crossroads of Injustice

The workplace is just one front of many struggles for justice. And we know that we must join our neighbors in many kinds of coalitions to build a Beloved Community in which everyone is cared for, absent of poverty, hunger, and hate.

Black and Latino Pastors Working Together

The Black/Brown Clergy/Community Coalition (BBCCC), builds a common advocacy agenda for African American and Latino pastors in Southern California. 

BBCCC’s goals are:

  • Ensuring healthcare for all
  • Building a larger, fairer economy
  • Ending homelessness and pushing for affordable housing
  • Defeating laws that over-police low-income people and people of color
  • Protecting union rights and the labor movement 
  • Ending police violence in our communities
  • Working for true immigration reform

The Black/Brown Clergy/Community Coalition (BBCCC), builds a common advocacy agenda for African American and Latino pastors in Southern California. On April 29, 2010, thousands of Black and Latino evangelicals marched from a Latino evangelical church, Restauración-Los Ángeles, to West Angeles Church of God in Christ. They prayed for immigration reform and an end to the violence that has decimated communities of color for decades.

In 2016, CLUE partnered with SEIU Local 721 to rebuild this network of religious leaders, adding community advocates to the mix. Black and Latino communities have to work together to stem the rising national tide of repression and intolerance.

On July 15th, 2020 a coalition of religious leaders, unions, and community partners representing tens of thousands of Angelenos presented a letter to the LA County Sheriff’s Department to demand the resignation of Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Your support helped create this coordinated effort and it is paying off.

Check the Sheriff

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”

1 Corinthians 4:2

The Black Jewish Justice Alliance is a joint project of CLUE and SCLC-LA (Southern Christian Leadership Conference). The BJJA is a table at which Black and Jewish faith and advocacy organizations meet to work on issues of criminal justice reform and social justice more broadly.

On November 8, 2022, progress was made in a years-long struggle for justice as LA County Voters approved Measure A to allow LA County Supervisors to remove an elected sheriff for misconduct.

This was made possible because of the work of the Black Jewish Justice Alliance since 2015. BJJA was part of the coalition that helped to form the Civilian Oversight Commission at the urging of the Board of Supervisors after Sheriff Baca went to jail. We know that if we do not hold law enforcement accountable it will lead to the destabilization of our communities.

A Larger, Fairer Economy

  • 400 USCIS Workers in Laguna Niguel are Threatened

    URGE THE DIRECTORS TO STOP THE LAYOFFS At the intersection of immigration and economic justice sits the US Citizenship and Immigration California Service Center in Laguna Niguel. Right now, the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to close that office and lay off 400 employees, many of whom have been working there for decades. Highly

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Solidarity in Coalition

Join us 1/19/24 for the 2024 King Chavez Brunch

Join Pastor Cue Jn’Marie and Rev. Walter Contreras, CA Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, and Los Angeles City Controller Kenneth Mejia for a Latino Soul Food Brunch at the 4th Annual King Chavez Celebration. This event, co-sponsored by CLUE, SCLC-LA, and Blue Avenue LLC, will facilitate a space for our Black and Brown clergy and community members

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Justice Wins on the ballot!

We Build a Sacred and Just Society One Vote at a Time! Clergy and community members from across Southern California came together to pass affordable housing, living wage, and Sheriff accountability measures at the ballot box. It was a huge victory for low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color who continue to struggle in the

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Join us for the 2022 King Chavez Breakfast

Saturday, October 29, 2022 8AM to 10AMMcCarty Memorial Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 4103 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018 Join Co-Emcees Pastor Cue Jn’Marie and LA City Council Member Eunisses Hernandez for the King Chavez Breakfast as they facilitate a space for our Black and Brown Clergy and Community members to listen and share

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