The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. We "do more, more easily and to greater effect" by working together.
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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (April 1, 2015)Last Updated on 2015-04-01 18:25:20
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
from the Northwest UU Justice Network
April 1, 2015
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Need Funding for a Creative Justice Project? – Come to the UUA General Assembly, June 24-28 in Portland, and pitch your idea at Standing on the Side of Love’s workshop on “Beacons of Light: Inspire and Fund UU Changemakers.” More
Urge Universities to Cut Ties with Dick Cheney – Torture is morally wrong, as well as ineffective. The release of the CIA torture report has shed light on the brutal techniques U.S. agents used to destroy the human rights and dignity of others. This article includes links to sign petitions to the boards of trustees of Michigan State and Brigham Young Universities, urging them to cut ties with former Vice President Dick Cheney, who continues to defend torture and his past support of... More »
UUs flash mob Supreme Court for Voting RightsLast Updated on 2015-04-01 17:18:31
Over 300 members and friends of All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, DC, gathered on the Supreme Court steps in June 2014 to create a live music flash mob to draw attention to the dire need to strengthen the Voting Rights Act.
Apply to SOSL to have your “Creative Change-making” project highlighted (and maybe funded!) at GA 2015 in PortlandLast Updated on 2015-04-01 16:37:17Hey all you jazzy creative justice makers!
We are excited to announce our upcoming Standing on the Side of Love workshop at that 2015 UUA General Assembly, called: Beacons of Light: Inspire and Fund UU Changemakers. This workshop will be an exciting chance to hear from folks who are on the frontlines of creative change-making, including leaders like Jen Hayman, who together with her congregation at All Souls Church Unitarian DC, helped create a flash mob for voting rights on the steps of the Supreme Court.
We know all of you are committed Love Activists, and we are always looking for ways to bring new folks into our spiritual and justice communities, right? Infusing our justice work with not only love, but the arts and creativity is a phenomenal way to encourage more multigenerational involvement, and pique the interest of folks who may not otherwise get engaged in justice work.
So,... More »
Wedgwood Meaningful Movies, April 10: "Terms and Conditions May Apply"Last Updated on 2015-03-30 13:11:26WEDGWOOD MEANINGFUL MOVIES: "TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY"
Wedgwood Meaningful Movies presents Terms and Conditions May Apply. How many times have you clicked the "I Accept" button on your computer screen without reading multiple pages of legalese or, if reading, understanding clearly to what you have agreed? This documentary addresses what information and the control of the information that you give away when you "Agree" while browsing a website, implementing a new computer application, or buying something online. Terms and Conditions... is a documentary that reveals "what corporations and governments learn about people through internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything (IMDb)." The New York Times says that "... the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive... More »
Kickoff Event April 11 for Carbon Washington's Initiative 724Last Updated on 2015-03-30 13:10:29UUC's Climate Action Team will host a kickoff and training event for Carbon Washington's initiative 724 on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 1:30 P.M. in Nathan Johnson Hall at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. NE, Seattle. If Governor Inslee's cap and trade proposal fails in the Republican-held state senate, Carbon Washington, playing 'relief pitcher,' will gather signatures to submit the measure to the Washington state legislature. If the legislature fails to adopt it, it will be on the November 2016 ballot. Come join us to learn about this initiative and how to gather signatures. The initiative would
•Reduce the state sales tax by one percentage point;
•Fund the Working Families Rebate to provide up to $1,500 a year for each of 400,000 low-income working households;
•Effectively eliminate the B&O tax for manufacturers; and
•Institute a... More »
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