Recap - 2017 Justice Summit

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Children's Climate Lobby Day Monday 2/19/18! Last Updated on 2018-02-16 09:21:14 "Adults say 'Children are our future' but if we don't have any future, what remains to us?" Alec Loorz,   iMatter Let the youth in your life know they have power and a role play in changing the course of their future and ours via two important opportunities.  Washington is poised to make history in combatting climate change inaction.  There are several bills moving through the legislature dealing with carbon pollution and related issues.  The most important is Senate Bill 6203, introduced by Governor Inslee it taxes carbon based fuel suppliers then after using the funds to bolster education, will fund efforts to prepare our state for thriving in a climate changing world.  Here's what is happening :  1) All weekend long, young people statewide, will be calling, e-mailing, and sending creative messages to their... More »
Leadership Schools for Youth of Color: Thrive Youth West, Long Beach, CA, August 1-5, 2018 Last Updated on 2018-02-14 19:44:14 Join UU Youth of Color (People of African, Caribbean, Native/American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/o and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab, and Multiracial descent) for a gathering to deepen faith, lift the spirit, and build critical skills for leadership in the face of our uncertain, broken and beautiful world. UU Church of Long Beach, CA will host Thrive Youth West August 1-5 and First Parish Cambridge, MA will host Thrive Youth East July 25-29. Thrive participants will be guided by experienced co-facilitators as they worship, feast, play, explore racial and ethnic identities, practice transformative leadership skills, and create authentic, supportive community. Thrive Youth is for high school-aged youth in 9th-12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year (or the equivalent for home school) and any youth who bridge into young adulthood in the summer of 2018. Learn more... More »
Violence Against Indigenous Women, March 4 Panel Discussion in Bellevue, Wash. Last Updated on 2018-02-14 15:14:00   East Shore Unitarian Congregation (12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue) will host an event highlighting indigenous women on Sunday, March 4th, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Did you know that the Yakama Nation has one of the highest rates of missing women in US? Or, that one in three Native women will be abused, raped, or murdered? Across the nation and right here in Washington State, violence against indigenous women happens at an alarming rate. Three women panelists – Roxanne White, Jeri Moomaw and Carolyn DeFord – will speak about violence against indigenous women as well as the toll it takes on their communities. They also will share ways in which people can provide support in a trauma-informed and culturally appropriate manner. Several of these women work with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the group that led the Seattle’s Womxn's... More »
Valve Turner Foster to Serve One Year in Prison Last Updated on 2018-02-14 14:22:08   "At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like and it will only grow." -- Tim DeChristopher On Feb. 6, 2018 in Pembina County, N.D., valve turner Michael Foster was sentenced to three years in prison—with two suspended, meaning he serves one year—for shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. He did this after coming to the realization that absolutely no one in power, nor those claiming to address climate change, is acting with the urgency necessary to confront the climate emergency we all find ourselves in. Michael didn’t act alone. On Oct. 11, 2016, the valve turners embarked on a coordinated action, stopping the flow... More »
Tools for Promise and Practice of Our Faith UU Campaign Last Updated on 2018-02-09 18:50:35 New materials are available for UU congregations to use during The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith campaign. Congregations now have customizable campaign flyers and campaign talking points/resource guides at their fingertips. Request a complimentary 11 x 14 campaign poster to hang on your bulletin board. Use these materials to amplify the campaign. All congregations are encouraged to hold a service dedicated to the campaign’s theme and submit a financial pledge of $10/member or soul served to be eligible for the $1:$1 match by June 30, 2018. To request these new materials or learn more about the campaign, visit uua.org/BLUU-campaign.   More »