Social action at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence takes many shapes and forms – education, advocacy, public witness, fund raising, and direct service.
We educate ourselves and others through getting involved with efforts spearheaded by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, local interfaith groups, and other local, national, and international organizations. We read, we invite speakers, show films, and have discussion groups.
Some of us work directly on programs that we hope will make a difference in others’ lives. We advocate through petition drives and direct work on community programs such as the Northampton Living Wage Coalition. We raise money and provide some of the volunteer staffing for the Hampshire County Interfaith Help Fund and the Cot Shelter. We work in a community garden project that provides vegetables for the Northampton Survival Center.
Our efforts to make a difference in the world around us are limited only by our imaginations and time constraints. All are welcome to join us.
Occupy Northampton 2012