Standing for Justice
In a just society, people are treated equally regardless of their race, religion, socioeconomic status, or background. In the current climate, people are suffering because of injustice. GCO has focused on three areas of injustice in our community: economic injustice, racial injustice, and human trafficking.
The economic inequality gap in the Silicon Valley is wider than ever. With soaring housing prices and a rising cost of living, people are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Through partnerships with various employment support organizations, GCO hosts classes to help people gain skills to position them for better paying jobs.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and is one of the most prevalent issues in our community. In partnership with the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Advent Group Ministries – The Nest, Love Never Fails, and other organizations GCO works to raise awareness of this issue, supports both victims of human trafficking and the staff who work with them, and hosts donation drives to supplement the work of these organizations.
In the current political climate, racial issues have come to the forefront of our national conversation, and it is evident that racial tension continues to run deeply in our society. GCO’s racial reconciliation initiative seeks to address these tensions by educating, equipping, and empowering people to be advocates of racial reconciliation within their own sphere of influence. GCO hosts open discussion forums on topics such as cultural diversity, unjust power, and colorblindness in a way that is safe, inviting, and respectful for people from all backgrounds.