Below is a sampling of justice work being done by UUJM and our affiliated congregations and justice leaders across the state. For more information on activities and events near you, find your chapter in the “In Your Community” Tab above.
From their June 2018 uuBorders trip, four U.S. teens created portraits of people they met there - an activist, two deported mothers and a U.S. veteran. A film by Carter Beardmore, India Brittenham, Jake Grode and Sam Slye created during HW Go!: A Digital Storytelling Adventure, a program of Harvard-Westlake School and Peace Works Travel. Executive producers Cheri Gaulke, Jackson Kroopf, and Alethea Paradis. Copyright 2018.
Regional Justice Training 2017
Saturday, April 15, 9:00-3:00
Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento
2425 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825
Key Presentations Include
Sanctuary, Solidarity & Resistance – Immigrant Justice under a new administration
Join Katia Hansen, President & CEO of UU Refugee and Immigrant Services & Education (UURISE) for a conversation on the current state of immigration laws, policies and enforcement under the new administration. We will discuss what UUs and other immigrant justice activists are doing in solidarity and resistance, and how we can work together to deepen and strengthen our partnerships, strategies and congregational responses.
Climate and Water Justice
Rev. Amanda Ford and Angelica Ruiz of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water will lead an interactive learning experience about climate and water justice in California. You will hear about front line communities impacted by drought, loss of culture and livelihoods, and threats to their daily lives as well as what they are doing to adapt; We will explore solutions and actions you can take to support the environmental justice water movement in California and beyond.
Issues Breakout & Networking
Join other UUs in the area to discuss issues such as economic justice, racial justice, environmental justice, and immigrant justice. These small group breakouts are determined based on interest the day of the event and include opportunities for justice-makers to share what they are working on in their congregations and receive updates from the Action Teams of the UU Justice Ministry.
Evan Junker, UUJMCA Executive Director, will explain the current status of important legislation being considered in the Capitol this year. Learn about opportunities to get involved through petitions, rallies, witness events, letter-writing campaigns and lobby days among others. Discover how your congregation can participate in these statewide efforts and leave with a calendar of upcoming events.
Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, water and morning snacks will be available.
Learn More or Register Today!
Questions: Beverly Boido, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-441-0018
It has turned into a busy year. Not only do we have a slightly new brand (Equity Ministry Network) but we have continued to grow and strategize including hosting our first webinar (See link below). As we continue to grow the network we meet more and more people who are committed to seeing equity in race, class and culture in our society. We’ve begun putting our feet behind our words in support of important legislation and efforts happening in our communities. Join us and please share with your congregations and communities.
San Diego's climate change plan gets final OK
City Council approves blueprint for significantly reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 2035