News from UUFD Social Responsibility & Justice Team

December Note on Climate Action From the Environmental Justice Team

Think your small efforts at fighting climate change don’t make a difference? Check out this article: Fight Climate Change with Taco Tuesday.  Our small conscious decisions DO make a difference. Keep it up!

Durango Palestine Solidarity Rally and Peace Vigil

Every Sunday at 4pm at Buckley Park

Tutors Needed for LaPlata County Jail Inmates

Want to have an impact? The Durango Adult Education Center runs a GED (high school equivalency) tutoring program for inmates at the La Plata County jail. Studies show that participants in education programs are 43% less likely to return to prison. You can make a huge difference in the lives of these people by providing one on one assistance, and you don’t need to be an expert-just be able to read and explain ideas. They need tutors in math, science, social studies and language arts. Access to the jail and inmates requires training, which is provided by the Adult Education Center. Contact Deborah Lycan to hear more about her experience or for help getting connected.

Manna Soup Kitchen Needs Volunteers

Manna is expanding and needs volunteers in the following areas:

  • Community Compassion Outreach on Saturdays – Contact Donna Mae Baukat (970) 236-2313 | Cell: (714) 412-1419
  • Manna Food Market (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 1pm or Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm – Contact Shawn Haught, Manna’s Community Kitchen and Facilities Manager,, (970) 385-5095 ext. 105, (970) 759-7304
  • Community Kitchen to help prepare, cook and serve meals – Contact Ken Baker, Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator,, 210-413-0202