*Your Action Items in Record Time AND HERE’s WHY!*
Our commitment to the October Justice Summit
calls us to a new level of productivity
and I’m here to kick that off with
Getting our Action Items out to our core group in record time.
Let’s get in Action!
Get a commitment from Woodinville, Edmonds, East Shore, and WHO ELSE to Fill Out Congregational Justice Program Census: (DD added this first one; Can we take this on, this month? Just the commitment part; folks might have until the end of June to get this done.)
· John will secure a commitment from someone at Woodinville.
· Barbara will secure a commitment from someone(s) at Edmonds (may be three).
· Dick J. will secure a commitment from someone(s) at East Shore.
· Doug will secure updates from someone at Olympia.
· Dick B. will investigate how to get information from Church of the Larger Fellowship.
· Who else?
Commit to Website Platform and Begin Development:
· Dick J. to connect Chuck w/ DD
· DD (and Chuck, as interested) to pick a platform for NW UU Activists’ website.
· DD (and/or Chuck, as interested) to complete design for prototype site architecture so that once implemented this site supports / tests the functionality required of the full site.
· DD to purchase URL and site license on behalf of group.
· DD (and/or Chuck, as interested) to launch teaser site (on old or new platform to support Save-the-Date marketing).
Develop and Disseminate Summit Save-the-Date teaser to various congregations and lists:
· Barbara to convey our decision-urgency to decision-makers at Edmonds UUC; we need a date for the October Summit we can market as soon as possible.
· DD, Barbara (and Cindy, as interested) to draft, design, and finalize Save-the-Date email/flyers. Short term opportunities for input will be provided to our core group before finalization.
· DD and Barbara will co-author a dissemination plan for Save-the-Date marketing.
· ALL will be asked to review and add to the dissemination plan; ALL will assist in disseminating and highlighting the Save-the-Date information to their contacts.
Talk with justice leaders for input on and/or as potential program speakers for the Justice Summit:
· Investigating participation by Ministers in both the Justice Summit and with NW UU Activists Network, more generally:
o Barbara to discuss with her new minister the most powerful ways that he (and his colleagues) might participate in the summit, and also how he/they might support the work of NW UU Activists. Ideas we discussed included:
§ an inspirational 20-min ‘key note’ for early in the program (this might include the 5 styles of engagement for justice work; i.e.: Education, Service, Witness, Advocacy, Community Organizing);
§ a panel composed of ministers and justice committee leaders that helped participants explore ways to power justice engagement in congregations and in our region.
§ Ministers as ‘board’ members or on an ‘advisory board’ for NW UU Activists Network.
o If YOU’d like to have a similar conversation with your minister or another minister, that’s great. Just make sure to check in with Barbara to coordinate and compare intentions/experiences.
· Investigating the possibility of a core session (90 minutes including audience questions?) that would:
1) highlight collaborative (inter-congregational) justice efforts on various issues,
2) establish who can serve as resources for engaging in these issues in our area,
3) investigate and hopefully initiate relationships between NW UU Activists and issue clusters already at work, so that we can support them while testing how best to do that.
o Dick J. and Doug to work together to further test and develop the idea of two, 20-minute issue cluster presentations for both Immigration and Middle East issue clusters.
o Dick B. to work to further test and develop the idea of a 20-minute issue cluster presentation for Economic Justice.
o Dick B., Dick J. and Doug to coordinate with each other in these efforts.
· Investigating summit participation by the leaders of other UU Justice organizations in the NW region, and introducing these leaders to NW UU Activists and getting their feedback; ideas included: exhibit tables; these leaders being participants; developing a session that would highlight regional UU justice organizations, including upcoming programs their organizations are sponsoring, ways to stay informed or get involved and opportunities to express needs or offers from both participants and organizations. One session might have a panel of several folks.
o Dick J. to contact Linda McKim Bell (sp?), regional UUSC representative.
o Dick B to contact UU Voices
o WHO IS WILLING? to connect with and promote Arizona Justice GA 2012.
o What/who else?
· Further developing and formally proposing a pre-summit, early morning event (from 8:00 to 9:15?) that would support engagement of participants with the Global Days of Listening group. (Our core group was very positive about having this event, but did want confirmation that there was some history of or planned UU participation in this effort beyond Doug’s personal involvement.)
Capture the ideas for other aspects of the summit program that have not been articulated above
· DD to disseminate additional minutes of the May 3 meeting.
*What is Next?*
We do the work.
We keep the core group appraised (not the cc’s) on how the work is going!
Our next meeting is another in-person planning meeting for the October Summit/Launch
Monday, June 6 6:45 to 8:45 pm
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church
8109 224 Street S.W.
Edmonds, WA 98026-8247
Barbara Powers will send out final meeting directions
Looking forward to hearing from you all as the month progresses.
D. D. Hilke (recording/faciliating)
Founding Member, NW UU Activists Network
Member, Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church