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Nine Issues Announced for In-depth Sessions at 2016 Justice Summit Last Updated on 2016-09-28 12:50:44 Voting has closed and nine of the ten issues to be addressed at the 2016 Northwest UU Justice Summit have been chosen.  Participants in this weekend's summit will convene for hour-long sessions on each of the issues, below.  Each participant will be able to attend two sessions.  Bring your passion, your expertise and your yearning to learn and do more to the summit this weekend, October 1, 2016 in Port Townsend, Washington.  Walk-in registrants are welcomed. Breakout #1............................................................................................................................ 1:35 - 2:35 What’s your justice goal? Work with others to share and learn on that issue. Connect. Mobilize. Five choices: Antiracism/Racial Justice/Black Lives Matter – Sanctuary FIRST/American Indian NATIONS Solidarity – Fellowship Hall Fossil Fuel... More »
FAQ Sheet - Justice Summmit Break-out Session: 2016 Last Updated on 2016-09-28 12:48:44 What are Issue Group Break-out Sessions? The Issue Group Break-out Sessions are not workshops in the usual sense. There are no formal presenters for these sessions—although those most interested in the issues will likely come with materials to share. The idea is to allow each group to suggest as many ideas as possible and consider/prioritize options for dealing with the issue as the group sees fit. How many sessions will be there be? There will be two 60-minute Issue Group Break-out Session periods (1:35 am to 2:35 pm and 2:45 to 3:45 pm), with five separate groups in each session. The rooms will be set up to accommodate each group with chairs arranged in a circle or around a table. How will the topics for the Issue Groups be determined? Most of the topics for these sessions are determined in advance, based on proposals and expressions of interest from registrants. The remaining... More »
3rd Podcast of Fortification Series Available Last Updated on 2016-09-27 19:06:52 In our third episode, we sat down with Reina Gossett - an activist, writer, and filmmaker. Along with Sasha Wortzel, Reina wrote, directed and produced Happy Birthday, Marsha! a short film about legendary trans activist Marsha P. Johnson starring Independent Spirit Award winner Mya Taylor. She is co-editor of the forthcoming New Museum anthology on trans art and cultural production to be published by MIT Press in 2017. Click here to take a listen today   On our website, you’ll find more information about Reina and her work as well as a series of reflection and discussion questions for your use. If you haven't already, be sure to subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud to be sure you don't miss an episode. We hope you find the conversation fortifying in your own work toward love and transformation. P.S. We're bringing fortification to a... More »
Review of "The Royale" at Seattle's ACT Theatre by Dr. Louise Wilkinson Last Updated on 2016-09-27 18:23:43 Theater Review by Dr. Louise Wilkinson, Wilkinson Intercultural Consulting: “I saw “The Royale” last night at ACT Theatre. I highly recommend it! Boxing becomes rhythm and music that help reveal deep themes of racism and its impact on the dilemmas and emotions involved in individual black historical achievements. Powerful acting and staging – an amazing experience, so relevant today. And stay for the interaction with the cast afterward – it’s more than conversation. It runs for two more weeks.”   More »
Securities and Exchange Commission Next To Investigate Exxon Last Updated on 2016-09-26 11:31:13 The Securities and Exchange Commission now joins a number of States who are investigating EXXon for knowingly suppressing information and creating a campaign to prevent action on the existential threat caused by carbon pollution.   This investigation could fundamentally reshape how Exxon and the entire fossil fuel industry does business. If the SEC finds that Exxon has lied to its shareholders, the company could face major penalties. More importantly, a ruling that forces Exxon to account for its climate risk could help shut down new fossil fuel development and industry expansion. With tumbling oil prices their stock price has tumbled by 59%.  Chevron's has tumbled even more.  More reason to divest now.  CNN Money Report More »