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. currently VIA ZOOM.  All are welcome. Next meeting:  4/8/20.  Link coming soon!

Please consider joining us at these upcoming events:

VIRTUAL Community Forum April 17th 7:00 p.m. “Everything you wanted to know about your kids’ education and how it is paid for” with Stan Mantooth, Superintendent Ventura County Schools.

Recent involvements include:

“Suppressed:  The Fight to Vote” Speakers and Discussion Virtual Community Forum, March 28th, with former Santa Paula City Councilmember Laura Flores Espinosa and League of Women Voters – Ventura County, President, Betsy Patterson.

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

“Come to Your Census” – February 2020 – community forum discussing ways to ensure everyone is counted.

“Challenging the Future of Cruelty:  Staying Strong in Difficult Times” with Tim Wise – February 2020 – attended event which also featured numerous organizations supporting social justice causes.

“Beloved Conversations 2” – February-May 2020 – Fifteen Chalice members enrolled in program examining the role of race in our personal, congregational, and community lives.

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.