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Social Justice Community

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Congregation Shir Tikvah Social Justice Community (CST SJC) is to advance the cause of Tikkum Olam in the world. We seek to educate ourselves and others as we act to promote issues of social justice based on Jewish and democratic principles. This pursuit of justice must be a collaborative effort to include as many people as possible from the CST and wider communities. Interact with us on 

Twitter: @TheRAC 

Facebook: Congregation Shir Tikvah: a closed group, ask to become a member

The Tent's CST SJC group on URJ. Sign up: https://www.yammer.com/thetent/ 


Gaia Women of the Great Lakes Basin is an international (US and Canada) social justice circle of women singing the music of Carolyn McDade and friends. Carolyn describes herself as “... a lover of language and sound ~a songwriter committed to the power of singing in personal and social transformation. Her songs, sung widely in the United States and Canada, weave together personal integrity, social vision, and planetary wholeness.”  You can learn more about her here:  http://www.carolynmcdademusic.com/   We sing choral music that is inspirational and sometimes deeply spiritual.  You can listen to some sound clips from the CD My Heart is Moved here:  http://www.carolynmcdademusic.com/listen.html.

Gaia concerts are always multimedia events that include prose and poetry as well as music.  Our fundraisers also include a lot of substantive education for the audience that is integrated in the program.  All involved in this concert are aware of the SJC’S Focus on water affordability and that will be emphasized.  

Michigan Citizens for water conservation’s mission is “... to protect Michigan's surface and ground waters from pollution, plunder, and privatization through education, advocacy, and action.”  It’s a “... grassroots, non-profit, all-volunteer organization... dedicated to the conservation of water into the seventh generation and beyond.”  You can learn more about MCWC here:  https://savemiwater.org/.

Gaia Women of the Great Lakes Basin is an open community and all interested women are invited to gather with us.

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Water costs balloon in cities along the Great Lakes - PBS

 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/water-costs-balloon-in-cities-along-the-great-lakes

For educational content on local water issues and actions for advocacy, see https://www.detroitjewsforjustice.org/

Water utilities are now suing. Should they use the money to fix the problems rather than sue? 

"... Detroit-area water providers are trying to thwart the rule in the Michigan Court of Claims. Filed in mid-December, their lawsuit calls new requirements under the rule “arbitrary,” too costly and ineffective for addressing Michigan’s most serious lead threats. ..." - Bridgemi.com

 https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-environment-watch/after-flint-michigan-toughened-lead-rules-now-water-utilities-are-suing_______________

New definition of waters of the U.S. Environmental groups said the Trump administration proposal would have a sweeping impact on how the country safeguards the nation's waterways, scaling back not just a 2015 Obama administration interpretation of federal jurisdiction, but how federal agencies enforce the 1972 Clean Water Act. Review the Issues and Impact of new regulations: https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule

 

 

 

 

 

Sat, September 21 2019 21 Elul 5779