Statewide Wrap Up!

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.



Join Us for Immigrant Day at the Capitol

Monday, May 15, 2017, 8:30am-4pm

For over 20 years, the California immigrant rights movement has convened annually at the state capitol for a day of advocacy, to champion the rights of the community and celebrate immigrants as part of the fabric of our state. The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California participates with many state & local advocacy organizations in this effort as a part of the California Immigrant Policy Center. This day is a centerpiece of our immigrant justice ministry--we are morally compelled to stand with immigrants and their families as a visible and credible voice for our Unitarian Universalist values.

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Regional Justice Training - Sacramento - April, 15th

Regional Justice Training 2017 Saturday, April 15, 9:00-3:00 Hosted by: 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. Legislative Briefing 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, beverly@uujmca.org, 916-441-0018

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What’s Happening in the Equity Ministry Network?

Equity Ministry Network LogoIt 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.

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News: San Diego's climate change plan gets final OK

San Diego's climate change plan gets final OK

City Council approves blueprint for significantly reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 2035



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