Center for Social Justice

Building a movement based on unconditional love towards a more just and equitable world.

Be the Change

GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice works to influence public policy and change public perceptions around poverty, discrimination, and civil and human rights. We do this through grassroots organizing, education, thought leadership, policy development and legal action. We convene policymakers and peers to amplify the voices of our community, while mobilizing congregants, clients, volunteers, donors and neighbors to become agents of social change.

We need you with us! Join with GLIDE to advance economic and social justice for all. There are many ways to be involved, make a difference, and advance a better world: Volunteer to serve a meal, join us in demonstrations and organizing for justice, help us expand voter registration and turnout. Sign up for regular communications from our advocacy team and stay up-to-date on all the ways that together we can create a more just and equitable world.

Virtual Events

Learn about some of the ways we’re organizing to bring equity, justice and opportunity to GLIDE’s community.

GLIDE’s CSJ Celebrates American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

This November GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice is celebrating American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Hosted by Miguel Bustos, Senior Director of GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice

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GLIDE’s CSJ Celebrates Filipino American History Month

This October, GLIDE’s Center for Social Justice is honoring the culture and contributions of the Filipino American community.

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Latino/Latinx Heritage Month: Cultura, Understanding its Strength and Passion

Celebrate Latino/Latinx Heritage Month, with Latinx activist and community leaders whose work defies all odds. Join us for an intimate and passionate talk to discuss the Latinx community’s role in advancing social justice and how culture plays a strong part. Hosted by Miguel Bustos, Sr. Director, Center for Social Justice, GLIDE

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Harm Reduction as Justice: Policy, Courage, and Survival

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Free, Virtual Event Harm reduction is comprised of a range of public health strategies designed to lessen the negative social and/or physical consequences associated with various human behaviors, both legal and illegal. Come learn more about what Harm reduction is and is not. Hear the

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Pride Month: Diverse and Proud #Pride2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Free, Virtual Event Join the Center for Social Justice in collaboration with GLIDE’s Congregational Life’s Racial Justice Group and Pride Team to celebrate the LGBTQ’s diverse community. Meet activist and community leaders to discuss the rich history, struggles, and contributions that have been part of

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Virtual Event: Healing Through Culture and Unity – #AANHPI Month

Thursday, May 13, 2021  |  6:00–7:30 PM  |  Free Virtual Event Join us during Asian American & Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Through culture and unity, we find solace and strength. Hear from community leaders, elders and youth, as they share their stories and invite us to unite. Experience art and music with-in the

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Virtual Event: Justice Poetry Jam: Power and Justice in Words

Thursday, April 15, 2021  |  6:00–7:30 PM  |  Free Virtual Event The Center for Social Justice is offering a unique opportunity to listen to words that move and inform justice. You will also meet those who create them. Listen to the creative justice advocates and explore the motivations and life experiences that shape their words

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Virtual Event: Listening With Love: Building Alliances Across Genders

Thursday, March 18, 2021  |  6:00–7:30 PM  |  Free Virtual Event A unique opportunity during Women’s History Month for cis women, transwomen and female-identified individuals and allies to take one step forward toward liberation. Everyone, of all genders, is hurt by sexism. This no-blame, no-shame workshop recognizes this universal hurt and suggests a healing response.

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Virtual Event: Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Cure Anti-Blackness

Friday, February 19, 2021 A 90-minute workshop where we’ll explore 5 ways to hold ourselves accountable with love; and reimagine our collective desire for black love to replace anti-black sentiment. Restream of event is now available.

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Virtual Event: How Am I Martin? Celebrating the Man (MLK Day)

Monday, January 18, 2021 Join us as we are guided through a collaborative journey to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and uncover the qualities that he and others had to propel the movement. Restream of event now available.

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GLIDE Advocacy Events

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