St. Joe’s Social Justice Updates

The Gun Violence Committee  will be collecting signatures after Masses in the Community Room this weekend  to be directed to Tops, Wegmans & Walmart  stores     requesting that they remove all gun and ammunition  related magazines from all their stores, and also be directed to local elected officials from all levels of government asking that they join with us in this effort.

As you may already know, Tops has agreed to remove the magazines, Wegmans has agreed to removal but only in Buffalo area stores, Walmart has not yet agreed. We need to keep the pressure on, and look forward to seeing you with pen in hand after Mass.

 

National Human Trafficking Hotline:  888-373-7888 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with translation services in over 200 languages.  Did you know there is a commonly accepted SOS hand signal that trafficked victims use to communicate they are being held against their will and want help?  This involves the victim folding their thumb onto their palm and then closing their four fingers over the thumb.  This hand signal has been shown on social media and should be recognized as the distress call that it is.  If you witness this, please call 911 or the Human Trafficking hotline.

 

The Tool Library Dare to Repair Café is back! When your stuff breaks, you should have the right to repair it. We’ll show you how at a Dare to Repair Cafe Sat., July 16 at 11 am at the Delevan-Grider Community Center, 877 East Delevan Ave., Buffalo 14215.  Dare to Repair Cafes are community events where individuals can bring broken items and have a team of volunteer fixers try to repair the item alongside them for free!  We’re reducing waste by connecting those with a need to those with the know-how. Learn a new skill, save money, and help save the planet!  For repair reservations or to be a volunteer fixer,  pre-register at: thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair.