Social Action

Our Social Action group is chaired by Chris Vogdes. We meet the third Sunday of the month following our Forum to plan and organize activities for the group. Everyone is welcome to participate, and new members to the committee are always welcome.

2018 Goals and Focus
Social Action Committee Focus Feb 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

-HCSV Social Action Meeting Sunday March 17, 2019 1:00 PM Hacker Dojo Small Conf Room

Home First Shelter Dinner Service with UUFS Tuesday March 19,2019 6:00PM- see Fran for details and sign up

Inquiring Minds, Wednesday March 20, 2019 See MeetUp for details

-What Would Darwin Say to Today’s Creationists?, Dr. Eugenie Scott Saturday March 23, 2019 Riconada Library, noon sponsored by Atheist Abbey- see MeetUp for sign up and additional details.

– Second Harvest Food Bank with Atheist Community of San Jose Wednesday March 27, 2019  6:00 PM 4001 North First St, San Jose (Sign up on ACSJ MeetUp)

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INTERESTED IN GETTING OUT THE VOTE?  Attend the HCSV Social Action Committee Meeting 3/17.  We will discuss organizing a Voter Registration Drive or participation in Every Vote Counts with UUFS

CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING TO HUMANIST CAUSES
Humanists Organizations

SUPPORT FOR BENEFIT CORPS
http://www.bcorporation.net

“B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”

What you can do:  Educate yourself and others on what these are and who is certified.  Buy their products or use their services.  Some well known B Corps are: Ben and Jerry’s, Patagonia, Danone Spain, Etsy, Fetzer Vineyards, Clover Sonoma, North Coast Brewing, Urbane and Gallant, Eileen Fisher, Allbirds, Tuckerman and Co., Mud Jeans, Chico Bag, Seventh Generation
http://benefitcorp.net/businesses/benefit-corporations-and-certified-b-corps

Click the link below for some thoughts on the relationship between Humanism and Benefit Corps from Arthur Jackson our past President and Author of “How to Live the Good Life: A User’s Guide for Modern Humans”
Why-Should-Humanists-Support-Benefit-Corporations

CONCERN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Partner with Citizens Climate Lobby Silicon Valley South https://citizensclimatelobby.org

Monitor Actions of Climate Caucus and Legislation
Monitor Action on California Offshore Drilling
Regular post card writing, petitions, call-ins.

COMMUNITY ISSUES
Stand Up for Kids– Homeless Youth: Collect Toiletries, Socks, Backpacks http://www.standupforkids.org/siliconvalley

Grateful Garments– Victims of Sexual Violence: Help them inventory and organize items destined for the clothing closets at the medical facilities where forensic exams are conducted.  https://gratefulgarment.org