Regional Justice Training 2017
Saturday, May 13, 9:00-3:30
Davis Unitarian Universalist Church
27074 Patwin Road, Davis, CA 95616
Please bring a bag lunch
Coffee, tea, water and morning snacks will be available
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.
Theatre of the Oppressed
Dr. Isabel Call, economist and UU seminarian, will facilitate an introduction to current regional economic justice topics through the interactive and embodied practice of Theater of the Oppressed. We will explore the work of creating, maintaining, and reclaiming the commons in solidarity with people struggling to find affordable housing and meaningful livelihoods. To what extent does the local economy support our interdependent web, in what ways can we intervene to promote justice, and what spiritual and interpersonal resources do we need to engage more fully? We will answer these questions together, accessing the knowledge in the room, sparking shared imagination, and building energy for the conversations that follow.
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.
Questions: Beverly Boido, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-441-0018