By Leslie Schmidt
The mission of Advocates for Social Justice (ASJ) is to provide a structure to support engagement with social justice activities. We are very excited about trying something new this year. ASJ will be sponsoring a “Full Community Social Justice Assembly” for all ages after service on Oct. 16, starting at 11:45 a.m. More details to follow in future communications via email.
We need your time and talents to help make this first assembly a success. This is an all ages event, so we are seeking both youth and adult volunteers. Most volunteer opportunities involve 30-90 minutes of time on Oct. 16.
With election season upon us, our first assembly will be a mock debate and mock election on the major issues (not candidates). There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities:
Debate facilitator & Timekeeper (45 minutes on Oct 16)
Debators (6) – will have 5 minutes to present a pro or con on the following topics:
- I-735 WAmend – Overturning Citizens United
- I-732 CarbonWA
- I-1433 Minimum Wage
Food coordinator (1)
Sound Engineer (1)
Set-up Crew (4)
Clean-up Crew (4)
Poll Workers and ballot counters (4)
Facilitators to lead small group discussion – (3 for combined adult / junior youth / senior youth)
Facilitators to lead small group discussion for K-5 (2)
Creative Coordinator (1 or more) – make ballot boxes, voter IDs and ballots (this work would be done at your convenience prior to Oct 16)
Coordinator for hands-on activities for kids and adults (ASJ will provide materials and activities – you just monitor. Prefer someone with previous experience with K-5 kids)
Don’t be shy. Help us have a GREAT event. Contact Leslie Schmidt by Oct. 2 to let us know where your talents could best be utilized. Contact Leslie if you have any questions.