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Guest at Your Table

Where human rights are threatened, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is there to help, partnering with grass-roots organizations and empowering them to work for justice in their communities.

Meet Ana Lorena Delgadillo, one of our partners in Mexico. After a long and hazardous journey fleeing the brutal violence plaguing their homelands, people migrating must also deal with injustice and discrimination when they arrive at their destinations. Central America and Mexico are two regions that face these threats routinely. In Mexico, UUSC’s partner, the Foundation for Justice (FJEDD), was established to uphold the rule of law by ensuring access to justice and due process for particularly vulnerable people.

In addition to working with people in migration, FJEDD also advocates for gender justice issues. Ana Lorena Delgadillo, the executive director of FJEDD, states, “The greatest need that women and migrants have is the need for recognition and respect. . . that they are not criminalized, that they are put on equal footing with everyone else.”

FJEDD works with migrants to ensure that their rights are respected: the right to migrate, the right to request asylum, the right to live without violence. They labor extensively to search for disappeared migrants and follow up on human rights violations.

In undertaking this difficult work, Ana is grateful for the support of UUSC. She says that UUSC has “felt like a family. We feel less alone.”

A gift to UUSC through the annual Guest at Your Table giving program will ensure that this work can continue. Your tax-deductible donation can be made online at uusc.org/givetoguest, or you can send a check in the GAYT envelope you will receive in the mail. Be sure to note that your congregation is First Unitarian Church, Wilmington, DE. A donation of $40 or more makes you a UUSC member and donations of $150 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.