Our Mission

Grounded in the core values of our faith, the Racial and Cultural Justice Ministry Team seeks to increase multicultural competence within ourselves and the congregation and works to overcome racism in all its forms in our community and nation.

Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room.  All are welcome. Next meeting:  1/8/20

 

Please consider joining us at these upcoming events:

January 10, 7:00 pm – Chalice Community Forum: “Broken – A Holocaust Story in Fused Glass”

January 20, 8 am to noon – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration begins with 8 am Freedom March at Plaza Park, 5th and C Street, Oxnard to Oxnard PAL Gymnasium at 350 South K St., Oxnard. Transportation provided from the PAL to Plaza Park starting at 7:30 a.m. Observance Program begins at 9 am at PAL Gym.  Tickets $8 for the program, include vendors and refreshments.

February 6, 7 pm – LULAC new Thousand Oaks chapter – Focuses on broad social issues that affect Latino people.  All are welcome to join.

February 8 at 7 pm – Tim Wise event in Simi Valley.

February 22 – Chalice Community Forum “Come to Your Census

March 12 -15 – multiple events for Love Your Neighbor weekend, an interfaith, community-wide program inviting participation from all faith traditions and people of moral conscience for a campaign of compassion.

March 28 – Chalice Community Forum “Suppressed the Fight to Vote

Recent involvements include:

Citizenship Fair in Moorpark – December 2019 – volunteers helped people complete applications for Citizenship or other forms as needed.  Training provided.  Attorney present for assistance.

Citizenship Fair in Simi Valley – November 2019 – volunteers helped people complete applications for Citizenship or other forms as needed.  Training provided.  Attorney present for assistance.  Sponsored by Buen Vecino.

Truth Act Forum – October 2019 – Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.  As required under the TRUTH Act, Sheriff to report on contact between ICE and inmates.   For more info: TRUTH Act Forum: ICE Out of Ventura County

Voices of a People’s History of the United States – October 2019 –  Chalice provided dramatic presentations of justice-seeking advocates from Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s book.