Pictured from left to right: Asia Pitts, Moderator (Lead Organizer of JUST at the DART (Direct Action and Research Training Center) Savannah; Rev. Katie Callaway, Co-Pastor of First Baptist Church of Savannah; Rev. Stephen Williams, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Savannah; Brother Willis Hakim Jones, Head of Justice Ministry of the Masjid Jihad Muslim Mosque of Savannah.
JUST is a newly formed, diverse and growing coalition of 35 congregations working for justice in Savannah.
JUST is completing an inaugural cycle of listening to community concerns, identifying underlying problems, researching systemic solutions, and taking direct action to hold local decision makers accountable for change. JUST forms Justice Ministry Teams within member congregations, and holds regular meetings to address problems in our community. The central focus this cycle has been the lack of affordable housing in the city of Savannah and how to get city officials to commit to providing more housing for low-income families.
Panel Members will discuss how and why JUST was created, and what differentiates it from other local non-profits. They will also give an overview of how they organize to identify crucial problems and to effect durable change in the community.
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