UUJM 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 on Beloved Community, UU 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 February and June of each year and finalized by the end of January.
Currently we have the following events scheduled. Click on each to find out more. If you are interested in hosting or attending a Regional Justice Training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.