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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Travel and Volunteering in Israel/Palestine
Saturday, February 28, 2015
11 AM - 1 PM (Bring your lunch)
Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church
Film: Blue Gold will be screened by Wedgwood Meaningful Movies, Fri., Mar. 13, 2015Last Updated on 2015-02-27 00:08:45Just in time for World Water Day, Wedgwood Meaningful Movies invites you to their next film: Blue Gold--World Water Wars, based on the book Blue Gold: the Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. “The film examines how major corporations and financial institutions are buying up territories where large water supplies can be found, the fight to protect the Great Lakes, allegations that one of the world's most powerful political families is attempting to corner the market on water in Paraguay, and what ordinary citizens can do to keep the water supply free and shared fairly by all. (NY Times Review)”. Preventing privatization and commoditization of a basic human resource, such as water, requires constant vigilance and community response.
Films are shown at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on the corner of NE 89th and... More »
Escalating Economic Inequality Study / Action Session 1 at Shoreline UUCLast Updated on 2015-02-26 18:18:00Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church
Escalating Economic Inequality Study / Action Series
Session 1: Introduction, Thurs. Eve, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Feb 26
14724 First Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Quick round robin introductions: name, church (or “none”), one thing you want to get out of this series.
Review of this syllabus:
Books – polling who does and does not have access to both books :
Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, ed. by David Cay Johnston
The Wealth Inequality Reader, 3rd ed., ed. the Editors of Dollars and Sense
Readings from books and on-line papers, to be discussed in each session
On-going assignment for everybody to prepare for the 6th and last session on April 2 by gathering notes / clippings / links about ideas for actions we can take now.
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Advocates in Action: Weeks 6-7 Legislative Update (WA)Last Updated on 2015-02-25 02:13:59
Week 7 Actions to Take
This week the Family Unity Act (HB 1716-Moscoso) was voted out of the General Government & Information Technology (GGIT) committee on Monday, Feb. 23, passing along party lines (4-3). The committee vote was as follows--if your Rep. voted yes, please thank him/her, and if your Rep. voted no, please express your disappointment:
Please contact your two Representatives to let them know of your support, with the following (or a similar) message:
I am a person of faith and I support HB 1716 (Moscoso), the Family Unity Act, which will establish a bright line between ICE (Immigration and... More »
Committed Advocates Bring Interfaith Advocacy Day 2015 to Life!Last Updated on 2015-02-25 02:07:22FAN is grateful to the nearly 250 advocates who gathered in Olympia last Thursday for Interfaith Advocacy Day, calling on legislators to Act on the Dream: Invest in the Common Good. Participants represented 36 legislative districts and attended 93 meetings with legislators/aides, addressing the five policy areas on FAN’s legislative agenda.
Interfaith reflections reminding us of the spiritual foundations for our advocacy were offered by Janjay Innis from First United Methodist Church in Tacoma; Michaelyn Olson, Olympia Zen Center; Rev. Emily Melcher, Olympia Unitarian Universalist; and Yasmine Arbob, Masjid Fidul-Islam, Olympia. Advocates then caucused by legislative district and made a plan for their legislative appointments. Workshops were offered in FAN’s five policy areas: wealth inequality by Kim Moses, organizer with SEIU 775; budget by Kim Justice, Senior Budget... More »
Justice Network Reviews Accomplishments and Challenges in Organizational Development Grant ReportLast Updated on 2015-02-24 20:37:52Curious about what it takes to develop and run your favorite justice network? Consider taking a peek at the Northwest UU Justice Network’s Final report for our recent grant from the UU Fund for Social Responsibility. This $12,815 grant was awarded in the Fall of 2012 and ran from January 2013 through December 2014. $3,000 of this funding was in the form of a matching grant to encourage participants in the network to donate for the first time -- and donate they did! Thanks to both the UU Fund for Social Responsibility AND to all of our Network Donors!
Writing and reviewing the final grant report proved an important activity for the NWuuJN leadership, both board and staff. In formatting its questions to grantees, the UU Funding Program encourages honest looks at what really happened over the granting period. What happened as expected? What didn't? What, in the final analysis,... More »
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