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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They are everywhere: lobbying their representatives, participating in UU Voices presentations in Olympia, introducing Governor Inslee and other prominent...
Stay Local, Fight Hunger at CROP Hunger WalksLast Updated on 2015-04-18 18:31:36A dozen CROP Hunger Walks are scheduled around Washington and Oregon in April and May.
Washington walks include Spokane, Woodinville, Olympia, Renton, Des Moines, Kirkland, Bellevue, and Snoqualmie.
Oregon walks include Portland, Gresham, McMinnville and Milton Freewater.
More walks are coming in the fall.
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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (April 15)Last Updated on 2015-04-16 19:20:00
Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice
from the Northwest UU Justice Network
April 15, 2015
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
Immigration Rights Victories – The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is cheering two recent court victories. In one, a Seattle federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to obey a law that allows some undocumented immigrants to be released without posting a bond. Read about them here.
Earth Day Festival – Seattle Central College (1701 Broadway) hosts an Earth Day Climate Action Festival on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Climate, environmental and sustainability groups will offer information on how to take action on global warming. Speakers include Earth Day founder Denis Hayes, and entertainment includes musical groups, art collaborative creation and games. More
Washington Legislative Update – The Faith... More »
"Immigration Justice Stalled" SOSL Webinar 4/23Last Updated on 2015-04-15 22:56:00Throughout the country, Unitarian Universalists continue to take action to transform our broken immigration system. Rooted in faith and justice, UU congregations and individuals have taken action calling for human rights and compassion in the face of violent policies that break up families and communities.
Join the monthly Standing on the Side of Love webinar on Thursday, April 23, at 4pm ET/1pm PT. Our focus this month is Immigration Justice Stalled. We will be joined by Immigration Justice partners and UU immigration experts, including Hector Barajas (Deported Vets, based in Tijuana) and Mar Cárdenas Loutzenhiser (Centro GaryMar in Tijuana), Rachel Freed (UUSC) Hannah Hafter (UU College of Social Justice) and Katia Hansen (UURISE) who will discuss where we stand now after President Obama’s administrative action has been stalled in the courts, and how deportations... More »
Two Major Victories for Immigrants by the Northwest Immigrant Rights ProjectLast Updated on 2015-04-15 14:20:56
Yesterday was a great day for our community. We are happy to share two of our latest victories with you in our continued mission to defend and advance immigrant rights!
Government's Attempt to Dismiss our Children's Case Denied
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly rejected the U.S. Justice Department's request to dismiss our lawsuit on behalf of children who are facing deportation proceedings without an attorney to represent them. In his ruling, Judge Zilly said that these children's due process right-to-counsel claim deserves to be heard in court.
Drawing attention to the huge power imbalance of asking children to represent themselves in immigration court, Judge Zilly wrote, "the removal proceedings at issue in this case pit juveniles against the full force of the federal government."
This is a huge win for immigrant children. Now, we can... More »
Apply to SOSL to have your “Creative Change-making” project highlighted (and maybe funded!) at GA 2015 in PortlandLast Updated on 2015-04-12 19:45:49Hey 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 »
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