Welcome to West Sound for Social Justice (WSSJ)
First, just a bit on what’s here and how to get around the site. There are four menu tabs at the top of the page. The first two provide information about the group and how to contact us. The Blog tab will take you to items that provide a chronological list of information about events or activities you may be interested in. (You can also click on any of the listed Recent Posts below to go to their page).
The Site Menu on the right side of the page provides information on issues, ways to contact elected officials, a calendar of events and more. Click on any of these menu items for more details on these topics. (If you’re viewing the site on a tablet or phone, the menus may be in a different location).
- The Information page contains links to articles, magazines, websites and other sources.
- The Resources page contains links to sites that provide information on organizing, activism, event planning and more. In addition, the page has tips, scripts, templates, mailing labels and other aids you can review and/or download.
- The Members Speak page is a forum for you to post ideas, resources, issues and information you’d like to share with everyone.
- The WSSJ Committees page lists our committees that are gathering and sharing information on a range of issues.
We hope that this site will be a place where we can share information, resources and contacts with each other and with other progressive individuals and/or groups. We encourage all of you to be a contributor to the site in any way you can.
Beginning Thursday, August 24th, West Sound for Social Justice is pleased to take over as host of “Sustainable Cinema”, a film series that highlights a wide range of contemporary social and political issues. “Sustainable Cinema” is sponsored by Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido, with the venue provided by Dragonfly Cinema, located at 822 Bay Street, Port Orchard. Films will typically run from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, with admission by donation.
A different film will be screened on the fourth Thursday of each month, and time permitting, will include guest speakers, opportunities for discussion and/or additional information on the topic.
We’ll post a schedule of films several months out on this page and on the WSSJ Calendar. If we find a film that seems particularly relevant to a specific topical issue, we may alter the schedule.
This month’s film is “Fix It, Healthcare at the Tipping Point”. The screening will be followed by guest speaker, Peter Lucas, M.D. He is the former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and is currently Director of Mental Health at HealthLinkNow.com and Consulting Psychiatrist at Peninsula Community Health Centers. Dr. Lucas will share information about a proposed Washington Health Security Trust, a fund that would be dedicated to paying for health services for all Washington residents.
Click on the links below for additional materials provided by the filmmakers.
The first is a pdf with some great, illustrative charts, graphs and data on our healthcare system.
The second is a Tri-Fold brochure that can be printed and distributed.