For February 2023, we are sharing our Sunday contributions with Community Voices Heard, a Black-led grassroots organizing institution in New York State.
Their vision: “We are working to build a society in which the systems that govern foster racial, social and economic justice not exploitation – particularly for low-income people of color. We seek a society in which all people – regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender expression, sexual identity, citizen status, primary language, and ability – are treated with mutual respect and when privileges of one group do not exist.
“We seek a society in which all people are able to work with dignity, have access to a sustainable quality of life, and can obtain unconditional support in their time of need. We seek a society in which governmental structures are transparent and based on community needs. We seek a society in which policies address the needs of all people and strengthen our communities. We believe in a society where “experts” do not have all the answers but rather a society in which the people most directly affected are the ones making the decisions.”
Please be generous. Because we are still not all meeting in person, you can contribute online or send a check to the RYSEC office.