The Regional Justice Training 2018 tour is coming! Check out the dates below to find the location nearest you. As always, these events are free of charge and bring resources that are timely and relevant to justice-makers in a packed, single-day format.
Special Guests and breakout sessions will vary in each location in order to be responsive to local partners and the availability of our statewide collaborators, but the theme and core programming for 2018 will be “Love Resists,” and it will focus on the framework and actions being taken as part of this new, multi-year campaign being built by organizations including the UUA, UUSC, UUJMCA, UURISE and other partner groups.
This year we are honored to have UURISE CEO Katia Hansen joining us with new material updated for 2018. Also joining us for many of the workshops will be Rev. Paul Langston-Daley of UUSC. In addition to these amazing core presenters, we will have breakout sessions to tackle healthcare, immigration, and economic justice as well as a legislative update for you to take back to your congregations.
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.
- 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
What is a Regional Justice Training?
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 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 June of each year and finalized by the end of February.