Justice Leadership Summit – Walking the Walk

Sixth Walking the Walk Justice Summit & Camp

August 12-16, 2017

Registration begins at 10am  Workshops begin after lunch

The UU Justice Ministry of California is proud to present our sixth Walking the Walk Justice Summit and Camp in collaboration with UU Justice Arizona Network (UUJAZ), bringing together justice-seeking UUs for a weekend of dynamic worship, workshops, practical skills, networking and community building!.

Tentative Schedule
​Saturday, August 12
​9:30-11am: Welcoming and Room Assignments
​12pm: Lunch and Ingathering, Open Space Time (OST) Planning
1pm: OST Marketplace & Introduction
1:15pm-3pm: Open Space Time
3pm-5pm: Workshops
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Keynote, Katia Hansen & Emrys Staton
9pm: WorshipSunday, August 13
8-9am: Breakfast
9:30am-11am: TBD
12pm: Lunch
1pm: OST Marketplace
1:15pm-3pm: Open Space Time
3pm-5pm: Workshops
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Keynote, Pamela Sparr of UUSC
9pm: WorshipMonday, August 14
8-9am: Breakfast
9:30am-11am: Workshops
12pm: Lunch
1pm: OST Marketplace
1:15pm-3pm: Open Space Time
3pm-5pm: Open Space Time
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Movie Night + Open Space Time
9pm: WorshipTuesday, August 15
8-9am: Breakfast
9:30am-11am: Workshops
12pm: Lunch
1pm: OST Marketplace
1:15pm-3pm: Open Space Time
3pm-5pm: Open Space Time
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Movie Night + Open Space Time
9pm: Worship

Wednesday, August 16
8-9am: Breakfast
9:30am-11am: Closing ceremony

 

Workshops include:

 

Full Spectrum Justice
led by Rev Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings

How can we engage our congregations in justice work more inclusively and cohesively?  Expand your thinking and planning by considering the multiple ways congregants express their passion for justice.  Help more people in your congregation put their faith into action together.

Working with Community Partners

facilitated by Alison Wood with Granite Peak UU, Prescott, AZ and CA congregation

Hear examples of congregations effectively engaging in justice with local partners. Explore the dynamics, potential pitfalls and exciting opportunities of relationship-based organizing. Leave with ideas to take back to your congregation.

 

The Third Reconstruction, a Workshop for Congregations.

led by Evan Junker

This workshop, built from the UUA study guide and further developed by UUJMCA’s Economic Justice Action Team, explores Rev. Barber’s story in a manner that engages congregations of all sizes. Leave with a two-hour adult RE class to take home to your congregation! (Evan)

 

 

Immigration Justice — Building Collaboration and Community

led by UUJMCA Immigrant Justice Action Team

Creating a statewide collaboration of UU immigrant justice activists, supporting one another as we work in partnership with impacted communities and amplifying our reach by speaking out as a collective voice on important issues such as state and federal legislation.

 

Social Justice Vespers Worship Service
led by Hanne Stone
Replenishing the spirit is critical to ongoing social justice ministry.  Monthly evening justice worship services can be one way to serve this need, and inviting justice partners from outside your congregation can enrich and deepen your relationships.  We will participate in such a service, focused on a current relevant justice issue with readings, music, contemplation and meditation.

 

 

Keynote presentations:

Engaged Justice:   Covenantal Organizing for Today’s Movements

Katia Hansen, President and CEO of UU Refugee and Immigrant Services & Education (UURISE) and Emrys Staton, director of Pastoral and Justice Ministries at the UU Congregation of Phoenix, show how effective organizing is transformative for everyone involved. We’ll discuss organizing structures that use covenant to coordinate the work and provide intentional space for reflection and spiritual growth.  We’ll discuss engaging members of your community and congregation by providing multiple points of entry that welcome all into our movements for justice.

 

Awesome Activism: Meet the UU Love Resists Campaign

Across the US, Unitarian Universalists are joining with faith and front-line communities to push back on police brutality towards persons of color, Islamophobia, massive deportations of immigrants, and more broadly, the criminalization of people simply based on their identity.  More than just resisting the actions and policies which denigrate people’s basic humanity, we’re partnering to create much more life-affirming alternatives.  Hear inspiring stories of what UUs are doing and learn about the resources and possibilities the Love Resists campaign offers individuals and congregations who are putting their faith into action in amazing ways.

 

Workshops continued:

Connecting the Dots – Game Night

led by Pam Sparr

What lies behind Central American immigration to the US, how the Greeks are welcoming Syrian and other refugees, the harshness of the Ebola crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa, and public support for Donald Trump?  There is a powerful thread that connects these various developments and in order to address the root cause of much of the suffering in the US as well as internationally, we need to see it and address it.  We’ll discover that thread in a fun, interactive way playing a board game in teams.  Here is a chance to discover “intersectionality” among issues that help shape the political-economic context of our advocacy, activism, and ministries of compassion today. (Pam Sparr)

 

“Sanctuary is More Than a Building”

led by Katia Hansen

Sanctuary is a faith community’s response to an unjust immigration system. There are many ways to provide and support Sanctuary – from providing physical Sanctuary, to participating in rapid response networks. Come join the conversation on ways to deepen and broaden your work on immigrant justice, learn about the process of discernment, and see what roles you, your small group ministry, and/or congregation might play in immigrant-led justice work.

 

Public Speaking for Justice Makers

led by Evan Junker

How do we bring a prophetic voice to our justice work? This “Public Speaking 101” workshop helps justice makers find their voice to inspire others

 

 

Spiritually Grounded Social Justice Committee Meetings
led by Hanne Stone
Often we focus intensely on the social justice work that needs to be done, especially in these times when there seem to be daily attacks on human rights in every sector of our communities. We can feel overwhelmed by a perspective of scarcity; not enough funds, people, or time to do everything. We may come to our meetings with a sense of desperation, and tension which can confuse communication. What if we took some time at our meetings to connect, to remember that relationships are at the heart of the work? What if we took time to touch the spiritual aspects of justice work?

Making Meaning from Justice Immersion Experiences

led by Alison Wood
Justice immersion experiences can be powerful tools for building empathy & learning first-hand about oppressive systems. In this workshop, explore ways to “set the table” for immersion and facilitate reflections to turn emotional responses into action.

Beyond workshops:

CAMP FUN:

led by Amy Brunell, Judith Straw-Martin and others

Massage, hikes, yoga, singing, dance night and more

 

 

 

 

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If you have any difficulty with registration or if you have any questions, please contact Beverly Schmidkunz Boido at beverly@uujmca.org



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Scholarships are available:

for Unitarian Universalist justice activists and for members of our partner organizations; AND

for UU congregations with 3 or more participants attending Walk the Walk 2017.

or...stay any 2 days for a reduced rate.

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