Saturday, June 13, 2015
Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal
Rev. Deanna Vandiver
The June 2015 GMCB spotlights the anti-racist organizing ethic and work of The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR), self-described as a catalyst in New Orleans and beyond for promoting social, economic, environmental and racial justice. We do this through activism, community engagement, organizing, and transformational learning.
Ruth S. Idakula has served as Organizing Manager for the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal for almost two years. She has been a proud resident of the New Orleans community for the past 18 years and also is co-founder, co-director of Community Education Project of New Orleans that does organizing around education justice.
The Reverend Deanna Vandiver has served as the Executive Director of the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal since August 2012. The Center’s mission is to serve as a catalyst in New Orleans and beyond for promoting social, economic, environmental and racial justice through activism, community engagement, organizing, and transformational learning. In November 2012, she was ordained by all three congregations of the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists (GNOUU) cluster and serves as the Community Minister for this religious collective. She is a frequent flier with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s Undoing Racism trainings and now serves on their Regional Organizing Team. Rev. Deanna is grateful to be from and serving in the Deep South as a Unitarian Universalist minister committed to working for a world transformed by the power of equity, care, and compassion. www.celsjr.org
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Av. New Orleans
(Enter via posted signs at Soniat and South Claiborne)
10am – Progressive, Social Justice Community Networking
with Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast Pastries*
11am to Noon- Featured Presentation
*$3.00 suggested donation
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Held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee
since May 1983.