What a journey! The Regional Justice Training 2018 tour made four stops around the state, bringing resources that were timely and relevant to justice-makers in a packed, single-day format.
We were honored to have UURISE CEO Katia Hansen and Rev. Paul Langston-Daley of UUSC join us in 2018. In addition to these amazing core presenters, we held breakout sessions to tackle healthcare, immigration, and economic justice and offered legislative updates.
Where did we go in 2018?
- San Diego – First UU Church of San Diego – April 7th
- Los Angeles – UU Church of Studio City – April 14th
- San Francisco Bay Area – Mount Diablo UU Church – May 26th
- Stockton – October 17th
Where are we going in 2019?
What is a Regional Justice Training?
UUJMCA works with local congregations in areas around the state to host one-day social justice trianings. These events typically draw members from four to 10 congregations and cover information in three forms:
- Skill Building. A typical Regional Justice Training may include a workshop component on how to identify and develop partnerships with impacted communities, effective allyship, how to do one-on-ones, public speaking 101 or social media for social change. The specific program is based on input from justice leaders of the attending congregations.
- Faith Grounding. At each training we cover information that grounds our justice work in our UU faith by further developing UUs in our shared heritage around social justice, our justice-making ancestors or interfaith literacy for UUs.
- Issue Updates and Next Steps. The third component to a Regional Justice Training usually consists of updates on key issues along with legislative actions and next steps to take. We typically have two to four breakout sessions on topics that can include immigrant justice, climate and water justice, economic justice or racial justice.
Most trainings run from mid-morning to late afternoon and include lunch and time to network. Dates for trainings are generally between April and October of each year and typically finalized by the end of February.