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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Oct. 5, 2017)

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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice

Oct. 5, 2017

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JUSTICE NETWORK NEWS

  • Annual Justice Summit is This Weekend! – Our call to pursue justice has never been more urgent. We’ll gather in Seattle on Saturday, Oct. 7 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. Check out our breakout session topics and more
  • Time Correction for Oct. 6 Pre-Summit Climate Event – 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
  • Justice Network and UU Voices for Justice Seek Funding A proposal has been submitted to the UU Fund for Social Responsibility, at the direction of the boards for both groups, seeking funds to begin to "evolve into a single organization." More


ADVOCACY ALERTS

  • Fighting the Muslim Ban – Muslim Advocates provide a news update and links to help. More The UU Service Committee offers six strategies to fight the ban. More
  • Anacortes Anti-Pipeline Rally – March and rally Oct. 7 on water and land in front of the two refineries at March Point, against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion and plans to expand the Puget Sound pipeline spur. More
  • Support Parole for Cuban Asylum Seekers NWDC Resistance asks us to sign a petition and make phone calls for the immediate parole of all the remaining Cuban asylum seekers currently housed at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center, including those currently on hunger strikes. More

(See more Advocacy Events in red below.)


NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • A “Spiral of Silence” on Climate Change – UU Gary Piazzon summarizes professional research and industry observations about our culture’s willingness to discuss climate change, asking: “Are we all complicit?” More
  • First Nations Pipeline Challenge hits Canadian Federal Court of Appeals A hearing began Oct. 2 for consolidated challenges to the National Energy Board recommendation and federal cabinet approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Project. This case has the potential to stop the pipeline. More
  • Take Action to Stop Racist PolicingLove Resists and the (UU) Church of the Larger Fellowship co-sponsor a weekly series of midday Friday webinars, “Make Your City or Town Safer – Take Action to Stop Racist Policing.” The Oct. 13 through May 4 series is taught by leading civil rights attorneys Al and Adam Gerhardstein, both members of First Unitarian Church in Cincinnati. More
     

EVENTS

  • Thu. Oct. 5 (Online) – Webinar/Inequality UUs for a Just Economic Community and UUs for Social Justice are joined by Chuck Collins for a 5 p.m. webinar to discuss his recent report, “Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy.” 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 Immigrants The 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 Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Cost: $135. More
  • Sat. Oct. 7 (Anacortes, Wash.) – Rally/PipelineMarch and rally on water and land in front of the two refineries at March Point, against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion and plans to expand the Puget Sound pipeline spur. More
  • Sat. Oct. 7 (Seattle) – Forum/Vietnam WarVeterans for Peace co-hosts a panel discussion and forum on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary series on the Vietnam War at 6 p.m. at the Jackson School of International Studies, in 101 Thomson Hall on the University of Washington campus. 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 – Discussion/Nasty Women“Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America,” addressing racial disparities in America's female electorate since Trump's election, starts at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave.) 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
  • Fri. Oct. 13 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of Friday webinars, “Make Your City or Town Safer – Take Action to Stop Racist Policing,” taught by leading civil rights attorneys Al and Adam Gerhardstein (both member of First Unitarian Church in Cincinnati.) 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 (Corvallis, Ore.) – Conference/Oregon UU Voices for JusticeBe inspired. Meet fellow UUs. Get trained. Worship. Make decisions. Learn what is facing us in the short legislative 2017 session. Come hear Oregon freshman Sen. James Manning Jr., who is part of a new cohort of legislators who are smart, diverse and ready to transform the state. More
  • Sat. Oct. 14 (Bellevue, Wash.) – Workshop/Right RelationsNationally acclaimed trainer and consultant Lee Mun Wah, director of “Color of Fear,” leads a session to build our individual and congregational capacities to use deep communication and loving conflict to build a healthy congregation and an exciting spiritual future. More
  • 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. More
  • Sat. Oct. 14 (Seattle) – Ballot Measure Launch/Ranked Choice VotingThis charter amendment would create ranked-choice voting for Seattle municipal primaries or, if state law permits, eliminate primary elections and have ranked-choice voting for general elections. Come to King County Labor Temple (2800 1st Ave) 1-3 p.m. to learn about it. More
  • Sun. Oct. 15 (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. More
  • 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.
  • Mon. Oct. 16 (Vancouver, Wash.) – 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. Vancouver Community Library (901 C St.) hosts a 6:30-8 p.m. art exhibit. More
  • Mon. Oct. 16 (Seattle, Wash.) – Panel Talk/Pacific NW Weather How is climate change impacting weather in our region? Will floods and droughts be the new normal? And how will people and wildlife cope? This 7 p.m. Climate Science on Tap at Naked City Brewery (8564 Greenwood Ave. N.) will examine the relationship between extreme weather events and our changing climate. More
  • 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.
  • Sat. Oct. 21 (Seattle) – Annual Dinner/Food Justice Join Community Alliance for Global Justice for its 11th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere dinner. SLEE aims to nurture the seeds of resistance once again, to mobilize for food justice around the world. 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.
  • Sat. Oct. 28 (Seattle) Conference/Climate and Social JusticeThe Faith Action Climate Team holds its annual conference, Love at the Crossroads: Climate and Social Justice, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (1634 19th Ave.) More
  • Sun. Oct. 29 (Woodinville, Wash.) – Picket/Black Lives MatterJoin the East Shore Black Lives Matter Flash Stance group at noon at the corner near Jamba Juice (13804 N.E. 175h St.) across from Molbak’s. Bring signs that support Black Lives Matter or say “Standing on the Side of Love” or other appropriate phrases. More
  • 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
  • Thu. Nov. 2 (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
  • 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
  • Mon. Nov. 6 (Seattle) – Mass Meeting/Poor PeopleJoin co-convenors Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis at 7 p.m. at the U.W. for a Mass Meeting for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, as they speak about the inspiration, vision and strategy for the campaign. More
  • Tue. Nov. 7 (Seattle) – Annual Breakfast/Police AccountabilityMothers for Police Accountability’s 4th Annual Mother’s Justice Breakfast happens at 7 a.m. at Central Area Senior Center (500 30th Ave. S.) with keynote speaker Jennifer Shaw, Washington deputy director of the ACLU. Tickets are $20 and space is limited. More
  • Wed. Nov. 8 (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
  • Wed. Nov. 8 (Vancouver, B.C.) – Celebration/First PeopleNational Aboriginal Veterans Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carnegie Center (401 Main St.) More
  • Thu. Nov. 9 (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. Nov. 10 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) – Book Group/Anti-Racism The Cross Cultural Book Group is reading “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. The only requirements for attendance are that one reads the entire book and comes ready to discuss it with an open mind and open heart. The group’s theme is American Pluralism. Information: email Barbara.
  • Sat. Nov. 11 (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. Nov. 11 (Tacoma, Wash.)Immigration/Civil LibertiesJoin other UUs for a second-Saturday-of-the-month noon "vigil/visitor support" 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.
  • Sun. Nov. 12 (Online) – Videoconference/Legislative PrioritiesWashington UU Voices for Justice has scheduled its fall video conference for 1:30-3:30 p.m. The conference will be held at participating congregations, using ZOOM, and training will be provided in advance. Participants together will determine the legislative priorities for the 2018 legislative session.
  • Mon. Nov. 13 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the late 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.
  • Sat. Nov. 18 (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.
  • Sat. Nov. 18 (Seattle) – Workshop/Listening Queen Anne Methodist -The Well (1606 5th Ave. W.) hosts “Live and engage from the heart: Compassionate Listening” provides tools and experiences to help live one’s life fully engaged from the heart. Explore the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into one’s daily life. More
  • Sun. Nov. 19 (Renton, Wash.) – Annual Dinner/Faith Action Network State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is keynote speaker at FAN’s annual dinner at Renton Pavilion (233 Burnett Ave. S.) More
  • Tue. Nov. 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. Nov. 25 (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. Nov. 27 (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.
  • Mon. Nov. 27 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the early December 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.

 

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
  • Anne Braden: Southern Patriot This documentary explores the extraordinary life and legacy of an American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Ken. neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic,” and named as one of only five southern whites he could count as allies. Labeled a “traitor to her race” and ostracized as a “red” by segregationists and even many in the civil rights movement, she fought for an inclusive movement community and demonstrated that protecting civil liberties was essential to gaining civil rights.
    • Tue. Nov. 14 (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
  • Apache Stronghold  In this episode of Viceland's “Rise” series, Apache sacred land has been handed over to a multinational mining company by the US government.  But the San Carlos Apache are fighting to stop the transfer.  Trailer
    • Thu. Oct. 19 (Seattle) – First Nations free film screening features Apache Stronghold leader Wendsler Nosie, Sr. at 7 p.m. at the University of Washington Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court.) More
  • The Best Money Democracy Can Buy When Donald Trump says, “This election is rigged,” he should know. His buddies are rigging it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, designed to steal a million votes by November.
    • Mon. Oct. 9 (Port Townsend, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies Port Townsend presents a free film (donations welcome) at 7 p.m. at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (2333 San Juan Ave.) Trailer 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.
    • Tue. Oct. 10 (Seattle) – Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies presents a free film (donations welcome) on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza (17th Ave S. and S. Lander St. 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
  • The Economics of Happiness This documentary by the International Society for Ecology & Culture is about the worldwide movement for economic localization. The film features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet’s government in exile.
    • Thu. Oct. 26 (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
    • Fri. Dec. 8 (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
  • 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.
    • Fri. Nov. 10 (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
    • Thu. Dec. 14 (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
  • Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven’s life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful for. Sick, alienated from almost everyone, and completely deaf, Beethoven had never managed to find love, nor create the family he’d always wanted. And yet, despite this, he managed to create an anthem of joy that embraces the transcendence of beauty over suffering. Celebrated to this day for its ability to heal, repair, and bring people together across great divides, the Ninth has become an anthem of liberation and hope that has inspired many around the world.
    • Sat. Dec. 9 (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
  • 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
  • Love is a Verb This film is about a worldwide social movement of Sufi-inspired Muslims called Hizmet, the Turkish word for “service.” Among the people profiled in the movie are teachers who crawled through a tunnel to open a school in Sarajevo during the war, a Sufi conductor of an orchestra of children whose parents were once at war with each other, and Turkish doctors in Somalia who are putting their lives at risk in a place that other relief organizations have deemed too dangerous.
    • Fri. Oct. 20 (Kirkland, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies in Kirkland presents a free film (donations welcome) on the third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church (308 4th Ave. S.) Trailer and more
  • Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA This film tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit – and thereby putting people in danger.
    • Sat. Nov. 11 (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
  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things How might your life be better with less? This film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life – families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker – all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
    • Sun. Nov. 19 (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
  • 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. 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.
    • 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
  • The Promised Land: It is the Righteous Fight This award-winning social justice documentary follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest, the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied.
    • Sun. Oct. 1 (Seattle) – Faith Action Network co-sponsors a special showing of this film at Central Lutheran Church (1710 11th Ave.) 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, Wash.) – 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 Road to Nickelsville The residents of Nickelsville, an organized homeless encampment in Seattle, share how they became homeless; how quickly it can happen; and how they persevere. The director of the Low Income Housing Institute and a district court judge who presides over child custody cases involving homeless families provide institutional context.
    • Thu. Oct. 26 (Tacoma, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies Tacoma presents a free film (donations welcome) at 6:30 p.m. at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave.) The director will be in attendance and for a discussion following the screening. Trailer and more
  • Shadows of Liberty This film presents the phenomenal true story of today’s disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media and government. It takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. Highly revealing interviews, actuality, and archive material tell insider accounts of a broken media system, where journalists are prevented from pursuing controversial news stories, people are censored for speaking out against abuses of government power, and individual lives are shattered as the arena for public expression has been turned into a private profit zone.
    • Thu. Nov. 9 (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
  • 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
  • Time to Choose This film’s scope is truly global, with footage and interviews from five continents. Its investigation of the true costs of fossil fuels and industrialized agriculture takes audiences inside the drivers of these global phenomena. Meet Appalachian residents suffering from coal-poisoned waters, descend into the dangerous coal pits of China, see the red night skies of Nigeria’s oil and gas lands, and hear from courageous officials fighting corruption and deforestation in Indonesia. But this film also features world-renowned entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders who point the way to a better world.
    • Sat. Nov. 11 (Edmonds, Wash.) – Sno-King Meaningful Movies presents a free film (donations welcome) at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of odd-numbered months at Edmonds UU Church (8109 224th St. S.W.) Trailer and more
  • Unbroken Ground This film explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis, exploring four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Commercial-scale food production typically reduces biodiversity, decimates soil, and contributes to climate change by multiple pathways. But our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis – grown, harvested, and distributed in ways that restore our land, water, and wildlife. The film tells the story of four groups that are leading improvements through regenerative farming, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development, and sustainable, indigenous fishing.
    • Fri. Oct. 13 (Woodinville, Wash.) Woodinville Meaningful Movies presents a free film (donations welcome) at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Northshore United Church of Christ (18900 168th Ave. N.E.) Trailer and more 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

 

*Dates often change. We recommend you double-check our calendar
or that of the hosting organization before you head off to your event.
 

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NWuuJN, N. (2017). Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Oct. 5, 2017). Retrieved from http://www.nwuujn.org/view/article/59d5a5980cf2139039278197

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