UUA Resources related to our five study groups:

Resources related to our five study groups:

Shelter, Food, Clothing
National Alliance to End Homelessness
About Us | Melville Charitable Trust

Income Inequality:
Income Inequality | Inequality.org
Fair Wage Maine | Maine People’s Alliance

Healthcare:
Physicians for a National Health Program:    http://www.pnhp.org/news/2016/february/facts-vs-falsehoods-on-single-payer
Maine AllCare (dedicated to universal, high quality and affordable health care for the people of Maine:  http://maineallcare.org/
The national debate on healthcare:  http://www.pnhp.org/news/2016/january/doctors-group-welcomes-national-debate-on-%E2%80%98medicare-for-all%E2%80%99

Education:
Robert D. Putnam talks about America’s Opportunity Gap:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yntEpa9tB5g
Ending Child Poverty Now (Children’s Defense Fund):  http://www.childrensdefense.org/library/PovertyReport/EndingChildPovertyNow.html
Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?  (Dale Russakoff at the Commonwealth Club)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In0OqnFC7dY

Criminal Justice:
Restorative Justice Project Midcoast Maine http://www.rjpmidcoast.org/
Maine Restorative Justice Institute  http://www.rjimaine.org/
The Equal Justice Initiative, a group started by Bryan Stevenson who wrote a very readable and informative book Just Mercy   http://eji.org/justmercy
Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition   http://www.maineprisoneradvocacy.org/   Lots of information about issues in Maine prisons and the issues facing Maine prisoners.
Maine Civil Liberties Union page on criminal justice reform  https://www.aclu.org/issues/criminal-law-reform

 

General Resources

UUA Resources:
CSAI: Escalating Inequality – UUA
Microsoft Word – SJEHandbook 10-11.doc – sje_handbook.pdf
Study Guide – Draft.docx – escalating_inequality.pdf

Causes of Inequality:
A Root Cause of 21st Century Inequality: Wall Street | Demos
How Do We Get More People to Have Good Lives? – NYTimes.com
Joseph Stiglitz: The Great Divide | Commonwealth Club  (find button on right to click for recording of Stiglitz’s speech)

Public Opinion Polls on Inequality:
Americans’ Views on Income Inequality and Workers’ Rights – NYTimes.com
Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds -NYTimes.com

Multiple issues:
BRAVE NEW FILMS: INEQUALITY – YouTube
Public Citizen: Protecting health, safety, and democracy