Stewards of Prophetic

Hopeful Intentional Action

People of faith united by a passion for justice, commitment to community and a practice of hope


2020 SOPHIA Year Book

The 2020 Year Book is available for viewing. Learn more about our organization and our task forces, as well as our 2019-20 financials and donors. Thank you to the many businesses that placed advertisements in our year book!

View the SOPHIA 2020 Year Book and sponsors

Just Budget Unity Tour

The Just Budget Unity Tour is making a stop in Brookfield at Unitarian Universalist Church West on May 8th at 1pm!

*Please note: SOPHIA is not sponsoring or endorsing this event. We are simply sharing their event information.

This event is one of 16 that will be happening in the 16 districts that are represented by members of the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Finance Committee. The focus will be on the need for fair taxation and the funding of justice.

Some of the issues that Building Unity Wisconsin is concerned with overlap with SOPHIA's including criminal justice reform and immigration reform.

We hope you will consider attending!

To view the tour schedule, visit their website: http://buildingunitywisconsin.org/just-budget-unity-tour/

Featured Upcoming Events

WISDOM

5 Week Leadership Training, April 22nd - May 20th on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm on Zoom

Weekly topics: The Basics of Organizing, One-on-One's, Issues & Actions, Effective Meetings, Team Building

Register here: http://bit.ly/3v13aGP


United Way of Wisconsin: 21 Week Equity Challenge

This challenge started on February 1st and will continue until June 21st. Every week, participants will receive an email that will discuss a topic related to racism, equity and/or inclusion. Visit their website to view past emails or sign up to receive emails going forward.

Transit Task Force Victory

A victory for our Transit Task Force! The proposed I-94 expansion plan will undergo more review.

"It will also help us make certain that our efforts to ensure racial equity with this project are comprehensive and aligned with federal priorities," said Craig Thompson, DOT secretary designee.

Waukesha County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Waukesha County, in partnership with Community Advocates, Inc., is administering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help people experiencing financial hardship to stay in their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To find out if you're eligible and how to apply, click the button below for more information.

Social Justice Community Calendar

SOPHIA has officially launched a collaborative Social Justice Community Calendar! We worked together with Plowshare in Downtown Waukesha and additional organizations in Waukesha County will be invited to participate over the next couple of months. It is hoped that this will serve as a way for individuals interested in participating in social justice education and/or advocacy events and opportunities to find out when those are happening. Please bookmark or save the link to this calendar and check back often as new events will be added!

Anti Racism Change Team at United UU Congregation of Waukesha

One of our members, the United UU Congregation of Waukesha, has an Anti Racism Change (ARC) Team that has begun facilitating the development of a community group in Waukesha similar to Tosa Together (www.tosatogether.org). They hope the community group will be a true reflection of Waukesha with people of all ages, ethnicity and walks of life. Their meetings are currently set for the third Wednesday of the month from 5 to 6pm on Zoom. If BIPOC would feel more comfortable and safe during the meetings, a separate "room" will be provided with privacy assured. If you would like to attend or would like more information, please email Marcia Romashko at owasseh@yahoo.com. Until the group decides on a name, look for their meetings listed as "Equity and Inclusion" on their calendars and publicity. Here is a link to their website and Facebook page.

2020 By the Numbers Infographic

We put together an infographic containing key numbers from the past year. Despite the pandemic, SOPHIA was able to accomplish a lot and made an impact in Waukesha County.


Donate to SOPHIA

SOPHIA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Staffing costs and related expenses are funded by dues, grants, individual contributions, and fundraising events. Charitable contributions to SOPHIA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.