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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice: Sept. 21, 2017

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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice


Sept. 21, 2017

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JUSTICE NETWORK NEWS
 

  • Registration Open for Oct. 7 Justice Summit – Our call to pursue justice has never been more urgent. We’ll gather in Seattle to hear our own calls more clearly, broaden our understanding, consider the challenges, develop new tools, inspire and be inspired by others. This year’s theme is Called to Action. More



ADVOCACY ALERTS

  • Host a People Power's Voting Rights Event Oct. 1 – The ACLU's grassroots mobilization program launches a new campaign focused on organizing local communities to protect and expand our fundamental right to vote. More
  • Donate to Hunger Striker’s Immigration Bond – Manuel Riveron Pina is among a group of Cuban men held in administrative detention at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center since June. Help raise funds to set him free on an immigration bond. Already, $2,272 has been raised toward the $2,400 goal. More
  • Tell Seattle to Take Lead on Climate Change Sign a letter asking the city to contribute to international climate finance, thus honoring a resolution it made in June to support the Green Climate Fund, and to help lead a coalition of citizens, companies, cities, states and counties. More

(See more Advocacy Events in red below.)
 


NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • International Day of Peace Sept. 21 – The Afghan Peace Volunteers’ monthly Global Days of Listening, 4:30-7:30 a.m. Pacific time, this month coincides with the International Day of Peace. Actor Martin Sheen, who has participated in nonviolent actions all over the U.S. and has inspired activists globally, will join this online conversation. More and more
  • Federal Court OKs Seattle Police Accountability Reforms – A federal judge overseeing the consent decree on Seattle policing said the city can move forward with implementing an accountability reform ordinance adopted by the city council last May 2017. The ordinance strengthens civilian and community oversight of the Seattle Police Department. More
  • UU Climate Portal Updates – A range of UU climate news updates is available for surfing and reading. More
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces a Single-Payer Healthcare Bill – Bernie and 15 co-sponsors have introduced Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care legislation in the U.S. Senate. More
     

EVENTS

  • Thu. Sept. 21 (Seattle) – Meeting/Nuclear Arms Race The Washington Coalition to Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race meets from 2:30-4 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, Room 307 (2524 16th Ave. S.) People also are invited to participate by telephone from elsewhere in Washington State. Information: email Lilly Adams. More
  • Thu. Sept. 21 (Seattle) – Annual Dinner/Global Justice Join Community Alliance for Global Justice for its 11th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner. Nurture the seeds of resistance and mobilize for food justice around the world. Keynote speech by local farmer Ari de Leña. Information: call 206-405-4600 or email. More
  • Fri. Sept. 22 (Port Townsend, Wash.) Choir/Justice A new local chapter of Justice Choir meets at 7 p.m. in the Quimper UU Fellowship sanctuary (2333 San Juan Ave.) Singers of all ages and skills are welcome. The group envisions the community coming together to learn selected songs so members have common songs to sing whenever and wherever they want to raise their collective voice. More
  • Fri. Sept. 22 (Seattle) Fundraiser/Pipeline Opposition Join the University Unitarian Church (6556 35th Ave. N.E.) Climate Action Team for a 7 p.m. presentation and fundraiser featuring Eric DePlace from the Sightline Institute and Victoria Leistman from the Sierra Club. The proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in B.C. and the U.S. threatens indigenous sovereignty, endangers the Salish Sea and locks us into irreversible climate catastrophe. More
  • Sat. Sept. 23 (Kirkland and Tacoma, Wash.) Immigration/Civil LibertiesJoin the fourth-Saturday-of-the-month Interfaith Eastside Vigil at Tacoma NW Detention Center (1623 E. J St.) Carpools from Northlake UU Church in Kirkland leave at 10:45 a.m. Contact Suzanne Grogan, 425-803-9570, to join, meet them at the front gate at noon.
  • Sat. Sept. 23 (Kent, Wash.) – Feast/National Welcoming Week The Kent Senior Activity Center hosts a community feast and sharing of personal experiences and stories following the Northwest Coast First People's tradition, bringing together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Come share a free meal catered by Project Feast, a facilitated dialogue, music and an opportunity to connect with new faces and people of all different cultures and religious affiliations.
  • Sun. Sept. 24 (Kirkland, Wash.) – Flash Stance/Race The East Shore Unitarian Church Beloved Racial Justice Team invites us to attend a noon flash stance at the corner of Central Way and 3rd Street, near the Kirkland Transit Station. Information: email Clare Sherley or email Emily Dietrich.
  • Mon. Sept. 25 (Everett, Wash.) – Meeting/350.org The Greater Everett Chapter of 350.org meets on the fourth Monday of the month at the United Church of Christ (2624 Rockefeller Ave.) with a 6:30 p.m. potluck followed at 7 p.m. with business, discussion, planning and speakers.
  • Tue. Sept. 26 (Seattle) – Panel/Resisting Torture The Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture is among the hosts of The Moral and Political Obligation to Resist Torture, at 7 p.m. at University of Washington Law School, Room 133 (4293 Memorial Way N.E.) More
  • Sat. Sept. 30 (Seattle) – Conference/Many Issues University Congregational United Church of Christ (4515 16th Ave. N.E.) hosts a Church Council of Greater Seattle conference on “Weaving Our Strengths: For Such a Time as This,” a transformative day of learning, sharing, and fellowship. Workshop topics include faith-based community organizing; immigrant accompaniment; affordable housing; racial reconciliation; and more. Cost: adults $55, students $25. More
  • Sun. Oct. 1 (Everywhere) – Campaign/Voting RightsHost a People Power's Voting Rights event. The ACLU's grassroots mobilization program is launching a new campaign focused on organizing local communities to protect and expand our fundamental right to vote. More
  • Mon. Oct. 2 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the early October issue of this Events and Alerts e-blast. Alerts and Events come out Thursday of the same week. Submit your event, action alert or other information here. Email Diane Brooks, News Coordinator, with questions.
  • Mon. Oct. 2 and Tue. Oct. 3 (Everett, Wash.) – Training/Anti-RacismUnited Church of Christ (2624 Rockefeller Ave.) hosts a workshop by The People’s Institute, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Graduates say racism often stands in the way of effective organizing, and the workshop helped them deal with cultural competence and racial dynamics in their work and in community. More
  • Thu. Oct. 5 (Online) – Organizing Event/Young Adults for Climate JusticeParticipate in this first-Thursday-of-the month 9 a.m. UU young adults meeting by joining online or by phone (408-638-0968.) More
  • Fri. Oct. 6 (Seattle) – Presentation/Climate The Climate Reality Project, started by Al Gore in 2006, aims to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. This preconference event at University Unitarian Church (6556 35th Ave. N.E.) for the Northwest UU Justice Summit is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins 7 p.m. More
  • Sat. Oct. 7 (Seattle) – Justice Summit/All IssuesUniversity Unitarian Church (6556 35th Ave. N.E.) hosts our justice network’s annual all-day Justice Summit, with training opportunities, breakout sessions covering specific issues and more. More
  • Sat. Oct. 7 (Seattle) – Fundraiser/Latino ImmigrantsThe Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave.) hosts a 6 p.m. Annual Gala “En Camino” fundraiser for Casa Latina, which empowers Latino immigrants through employment, education and community organizing. Keynote speaker will be Wash. Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Cost is $135; please register by Sept 25. More
  • Mon. Oct. 9 (Bellingham) – Performances/First NationsWhatcom Community College (237 W. Kellogg Rd.) celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day from 9 a.m. to noon in Syre Auditorium, Syre 103. More The celebration then moves to Northwest Indian College (2522 Kwina Rd., Log Bldg. 7) from 1:30-4 p.m. More
  • Mon. Oct. 9 (Seattle) – Performances/First Nations Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center (5011 Bernie Whitebear Way) celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day from 4-8 p.m. More
  • Tue. Oct. 10 through Oct. 24 (Israel and Palestine) – Delegation/Human RightsA delegation to Palestine-Israel is planned by Christian Peacemaker Teams and co-led by UU minister Reverend David Etherington. More
  • Wed. Oct. 11 (Seattle) – Meeting/HomelessnessThe Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness meets from 12-1:30 p.m. every second Wednesday at University Congregational United Church of Christ (4515 16th Ave. N.E.) More
  • Thu. Oct. 12 (Seattle) – Conversation/RaceJoin a series of inter-race conversations from 6-8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, at Tougo Coffee (1410 18th Ave.) More
  • Fri. Oct. 13 (Mount Vernon) – Powwow/First NationsThe Skagit Valley College Powwow happens at 7 p.m. in the Dave DuVall Pavilion (2405 E. College Way.) More
  • Sat. Oct. 14 (Mt. Vernon, Wash.) – Rally/Planned ParenthoodSkagit UU Fellowship members are among activists who plan to spend one hour, 11 a.m. to noon, in front of Planned Parenthood waving at people and showing support signs. If the weather is too miserable, this month’s event will be called off. Responses have been very positive from the people driving by on this busy road. More information: call Pat Young at 360-757-3286.
  • Sat. Oct. 14 (Tacoma, Wash.)Immigration/Civil LibertiesJoin other UUs for a second-Saturday-of-the-month vigil from 8:45-11:45 a.m. at the Northwest Detention Center (1623 East J St.) This Washington New Sanctuary Movement project is supported by the Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship. Email Melvin Mackey for more information.
  • Sat. Oct. 14 (Seattle) – Art Celebration/First Nations Jerwell James, totem pole carver from the House of Tears, has crafted a new totem pole in celebration of the Army Corps of Engineers declining the permit for the coal export terminal on Lummi Nation land. University Congregational United Church of Christ (4515 16th Ave. N.E.) hosts a 2-4 p.m. celebration and art exhibit.
  • Sat. Oct. 14 (Tacoma) – Art Celebration/First Nations Jerwell James, totem pole carver from the House of Tears, has crafted a new totem pole in celebration of the Army Corps of Engineers' declining the permit for the coal export terminal on Lummi Nation land. Foss Waterway Seaport (705 Dock St.) hosts a 6:30-8 p.m. celebration and art exhibit.
  • Mon. Oct. 16 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the late October issue of this Events and Alerts e-blast. Alerts and Events come out Thursday of the same week. Submit your event, action alert or other information here. Email Diane Brooks, News Coordinator, with questions.
  • Tue. Oct. 17 (Portland, Ore.) – Art Celebration/First Nations Jerwell James, totem pole carver from the House of Tears, has crafted a new totem pole in celebration of the Army Corps of Engineers' declining the permit for the coal export terminal on Lummi Nation land. The Breathe Building (2305 S.E. 50th Ave.) hosts a 6:30-8 p.m. celebration and art exhibit.
  • Thu. Oct. 19 (Seattle) – Film Screening/First NationsApache Stronghold leader Wendsler Nosie, Sr. is coming to a special free screening of “Apache Stronghold,” an episode of the “Rise” series, at 7 p.m. at the University of Washington Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court.) More
  • Sat. Oct. 21 (Online) – Conversation/Global Days of Listening Afghan Peace Volunteers invite us to the next Global Days of Listening, at 4:30-7:30 a.m. PST. You may just listen, join the conversation or listen to previous events. More
  • Sat. Oct. 21 (Tacoma, Wash.) – Immigration/Civil Liberties Join Tacoma UUs for a third-Saturday-of-the-month vigil at the Northwest Detention Center (1623 East J St.) from 8:30-11 a.m. If you care about the injustice in U.S. immigration policy, join us. We bring coffee, sandwiches, juice and special snacks and toys for children. Contact: Nancy Farrell.
  • Mon. Oct. 23 (Everett, Wash.) – Meeting/350.org The Greater Everett Chapter of 350.org meets on the fourth Monday of the month at the United Church of Christ (2624 Rockefeller Ave.) with a 6:30 p.m. potluck followed at 7 p.m. with business, discussion, planning and speakers.
  • Fri. Oct. 27 to Sun. Oct. 29 (Port Townsend, Wash.) – Conference/Economics of Happiness Discuss, discover and devise better systems for now and the future; get involved in a new project; find out how to make your work more effective; deconstruct the old; get engaged in creating the New Economy – one that works for people and the planet. This event is organized by local activists with support from Local Futures, which has hosted Economics of Happiness Conferences around the world. More
  • Sat. Oct. 28 (Kirkland and Tacoma, Wash.) Immigration/Civil LibertiesJoin the fourth-Saturday-of-the-month Interfaith Eastside Vigil at Tacoma NW Detention Center (1623 E. J St.) Carpools from Northlake UU Church in Kirkland leave at 10:45 a.m. Contact Suzanne Grogan, 425-803-9570, to join, meet them at the front gate at noon.
  • Mon. Oct. 30 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the early November issue of this Events and Alerts e-blast. Alerts and Events come out Thursday of the same week. Submit your event, action alert or other information here. Email Diane Brooks, News Coordinator, with questions.
  • Mon. Oct. 30 through Fri. Nov. 3 (Seattle) – Law Training/Immigration Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs offers an intensive five-day, 40-hour training designed for staff working at Washington state-based nonprofit agencies that serve immigrants. Applications were due Aug. 18. More
  • Sat. Nov. 4 (Lacey, Wash.) – Retreat/Climate and NukesThe Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation holds its all-day retreat at Gwinwood Conference Center (6015 30th Ave. S.E.) on the theme: “Will We Survive the Climate Crisis and Nuclear Weapons?” More

 

Movies for Justice
 

  • 13th Filmmaker Ava DuVernay takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. The film’s title refers to the 13th amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
    • Fri. Oct. 13 (Seattle, Wash.) – Wedgwood Meaningful Movies usually offers a free (donations welcome) film at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (8900 35th Ave. N.E.) Trailer and more and more
  • Command and Control The long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980 is the basis of this chilling documentary exposing the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal.  It shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.
    • Wed. Sept. 27 (Ridgefield, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield presents a free film (donations welcome) at 7:30 p.m. followed by a forum for respectful discussion on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Old Liberty Theater (115 N. Main Ave.) Doors open at 6:45 p.m., previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream and snacks available for purchase. Discussion to follow. Trailer and more
    • Fri. Oct. 13 (Gig Harbor, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor presents a free film (donations welcome) on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church (10511 Peacock Hill Ave. N.W.) Trailer and more
  • Do Not Resist This urgent documentary explores the militarization of local police departments — in their tactics, training and acquisition of equipment — since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, crafts an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America. This film merges the arts with contemporary and critical social issues in the U.S. today.
    • Fri. Oct. 13 (Seattle) – Wedgwood Meaningful Movies usually offers a free (donations welcome) film at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (8900 35th Ave. N.E.) Trailer and more
  • Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point This powerful documentary reaches across the political and ideological divide, making the case for business leaders’ support for major healthcare reform. It takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens.
    • Thu. Sept. 28 (Tacoma, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies Tacoma presents a free film (donations welcome) at 6:30 p.m. at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave.) Trailer and more
  • Healing Justice This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of our current system of justice. Designed for dialogue, the film looks at the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and various healing methodologies.
    • Thu. Oct. 26 (Seattle) – This 6 p.m. film premiere at Seattle University (Pigott Auditorium, 901 12th Ave.) includes a community discussion with Dr. Shakti Butler, the film’s producer and director. Trailer and more
  • Never Give Up! Narrated by George Takei, this film tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents. Mr. Yasui, who was raised in the farming community of Hood River, Ore., was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    • Wed. Oct. 25 (Ridgefield, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield presents a free film (donations welcome) at 7 p.m. followed by a forum for respectful discussion on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Old Liberty Theater (115 N. Main Ave.) Doors open at 6:15 p.m., previews start at 6:45 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream and snacks are available for purchase. Trailer and more
  • Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody This film delves into the problems of U.S. healthcare, what single-payer health care is, and how it will save us money. The U.S. pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all its citizens.
    • Wed. Sept. 27 (Issaquah, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies of Issaquah presents a free (donations welcome) film on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Issaquah Highlands’ Blakely Hall (2550 NE Park Dr.) Trailer and more
    • Sat. Oct. 14 (Seattle) – Queen Anne Meaningful Movies usually presents a free film (donations welcome) at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Queen Anne United Methodist Church (1606 5th Ave. W.) Trailer and more
  • Ovarian Psycos Riding at night through Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet who is dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color.
    • Thu. Oct. 12 (Vancouver, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park presents a free film (donations welcome) at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Cascade Park Library (600 N.E. 136th Ave.) Trailer and more
  • Racing Extinction A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction: international wildlife trade and the world of oil and gas companies.
    • Tue. Oct. 10 (Vashon) – Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon presents a free film (donations welcome) at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Vashon Theatre (17723 Vashon Highway S.W.) Trailer and more
  • The Story of Climate Change (and Solutions) This pair of films, “The Story of Climate Change” and “Solutions to Climate Change,” features Bill McKibben from http://350.org, Jim Hansen, Katharine Hayhoe and others who provide updates on the science and solutions to climate change.
    • Thu. Sept. 28 (Seattle) – Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies presents a free 6:30 p.m. film (donations welcome) at Mt. Baker Community Club (2811 Mount Rainier Dr. S.) Trailer and more
  • Tickling Giants Dr. Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” decides to leave his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian. This movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power.
    • Fri. Oct. 6 (Seattle) – Wallingford Meaningful Movies presents a free (donations welcome) 7 p.m. film and discussion on the first Friday of each month at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ (5019 Keystone Pl. N.) Trailer and more
  • We the People 2.0 This documentary explores how local communities are acting to regain control of the processes by which important health and environmental decisions affecting their communities are made.
    • Sun. Sept. 24 (Seattle) – Meaningful Movies: Sustainable Ballard presents a free monthly film (donations welcome) at 5:30 p.m. at Royal Drummer Cafe (6420 24th Ave. N.W.) Arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour pricing of 25% off all items on Royal Drummer’s regular menu. Trailer and more
  • What the Health This groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary “Cowspiracy” exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
     
    • Sat. Oct. 7 (West Seattle) – West Seattle Meaningful Movies presents a free (donations welcome) 7 p.m. film on the first Saturday of each month at High Point Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way S.W.) Trailer and more

 

 

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