Social Action

Our Social Action group is chaired by Fran and Jim Naylor. We meet the second 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. You can contact Fran or Jim directly through the members page on Meetup.

2018 Goals and Focus
Social Action Committee Focus Feb 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS
-Citizens Climate Lobby Tuesday 9/11/18 7:00 PM Humanist House
– Second Harvest Food Bank with Atheist Community of San Jose 9/26/18 6:00 PM 4001 North First St, San Jose (Sign up on ACSJ MeetUp)
-HCSV Social Action Meeting Sunday 9/9/18 1:30 PM Humanist House

 NEW
We conducted a survey to understand how we might improve or increase participation in Social Action activities.  The survey was conducted both on-line through Survey Monkey and with paper surveys at the Forum.   The full results are shown in this link Social Action Survey Results

 

 

 

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