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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Oct. 19, 2017)

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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice

Oct. 19, 2017


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JUSTICE NETWORK NEWS


ADVOCACY ALERTS

  • Sign Petition Re: Fossil Fuel Infrastructure – Puyallup Water Warriors, Redefine Tacoma and the Backbone Campaign ask us to stand in solidarity with the Puyallup Tribe and send Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the regulatory agencies involved a strong message that we reject fracked gas in the Salish Sea and that all construction be halted on the Puget Sound Energy Tacoma liquefied natural gas project.
  • Faith Action Network Updates – FAN shares its current calls to action, including a response to the recent Congressional choice to allow the Children's Health Insurance Program to expire. More and more

(See more Advocacy Events in red below.)


NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • How We Collectively Might Move Toward a More Just Economy Chuck Collins recently joined UUs for a Just Economic Community and UUs for Social Justice for a webinar to discuss his recent report, “Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy.” More
  • Canadian Premiere Meets with First Nations John Horgan, British Columbia’s premier, met with 40 leaders representing eight Kwakwak─ü’wakw Nations in a ceremonial bighouse to hear their complaints and demands regarding salmon fish farms. More
  • New 350.org chapter in Bellevue, Wash.East Shore Unitarian Church (12700 S.E. 32nd St.) is hosting meetings of a newly formed chapter of 350.org, with the first held Oct. 18. 350.org uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. More
  • Two Valve Turners Convicted, Face Major Prison Time Climate activist Michael Foster and videographer Sam Jessup were found guilty on all but the charge of reckless endangerment in a North Dakota court Oct. 6. Foster could receive up to 20 years in prison and Jessup 11 years. Sentencing will be Jan. 18, 2018. More
  • Beacon Press Offers Resources to Counter White Supremacy This list includes resources from the Anti-Defamation League, Teaching Tolerance, Political Research Associates, Facing History, and Beacon Press authors and staff. More
  • An Ancestor, a Prayer and a Song – Standing on the Side of Love has launched bi-weekly messages for the foreseeable future that include a prayer, an ancestor and a song speaking to our spirits. They hope these resources may offer what we need in order to be, courageously, steadily, humbly, on the side of love. One ancestor to lean on, one prayer for our messy lives, and one song to strengthen and soothe. More
     

EVENTS

  • Fri. Oct. 20 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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
  • Fri. Oct. 20 (Renton, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 11 a.m. at the SKY Urban Empowerment and Transformation Center (879 Ranier Ave. N. A100) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • 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.
  • Sun. Oct. 22 (Online) – Training/Legislative Advocacy The Oregon UU Voices for Justice Legislative Focus Team offers its first advocacy training session at 6 p.m. Learn the secrets of legislative advocacy with Chris Vogel, a Salem UU who is an expert on the legislature. Zoom video conferencing link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/4249969892 Phone number: +1 408-638-0968, Meeting ID: 424 996 9892 The easiest way to participate is with your computer or iPad. However, if you have a slow connection, call in by phone. With a phone connection and the links in this document you can follow along.
  • 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.
  • Mon. Oct. 23 (Bellevue, Wash.) – Banking Protest /Global Day of Action Join 350 Eastside at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank (10550 N.E. 8th St.) for a 9 a.m. picket followed by the delivery of petitions signed by bank customers who want divestment from investments that abuse the climate or indigenous peoples. More
  • Tue. Oct. 24 (Everett, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (2324 Lombard Ave.) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • Tue. Oct. 24 (Edmonds, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 3 p.m. at Edmonds Lutheran Church (23525 84th Ave. W.) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • Tue. Oct. 24 (Bellevue, Wash.) – Personal Stories/HomelessnessAldersgate United Methodist Church (14230 SE Newport Way) hosts the Stories and Experiences of Homelessness from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Engage with and learn from Real Change's Homeless Speakers Bureau, a group of homeless and formerly homeless people who speak about their personal experiences with homelessness and can inspire us all to social action.
  • Thu. Oct. 26 (Olympia, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 1 p.m. at Lutheran Church in Olympia (1601 North St. S.E.) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • Thu. Oct. 26 (Online) – Webinar/Environmental Justice Practitioners NetworkJacqui Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, joins the next webinar at 4:30 p.m. More
  • Fri. Oct. 27 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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
  • Fri. Oct. 27 to Sun. Oct. 29 (Port Townsend, Wash.) – Conference/Economics of HappinessDiscuss, 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 (Portland, Ore.) – Performance/Life After PrisonTen people who have been incarcerated and now are in reentry will read monologues about their experiences in a performance of “Shaping a Future: Life After Prison,” at 1 p.m. at The First Unitarian Church (1211 S.W. Main.) 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.
  • 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
  • Thu. Nov. 2 (Longview, Wash) – Celebration and Protest/Coal TerminalDespite a state decision denying a key permit, Millennium insists on moving forward with local land use permits from Cowlitz County and the state. Power Past Coal plans a 5 p.m. celebration party for its successes combined with a noon rally at the latest public hearing. More
  • Fri. Nov 3 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. 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
  • 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
  • Thu. Nov. 9 (Port Orchard, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Community Church Council (2483 Mitchell Road S.E.) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness, and learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. 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.
  • Fri. Nov. 10 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. 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 (Mt. Vernon, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 3 p.m. at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • Mon. Nov. 13 (Bellingham, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 10 a.m. at a location to be announced. Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • 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.
  • Thur. Nov. 16 (Vancouver, Wash.) – Roadshow/Combating IslamophobiaThe “Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors” roadshow addresses the root of Trump’s proposed Muslim bans, at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (5607 N.E. Gher Road.) Come learn about the multimillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes misinformation about Islam and Muslims and profits off a narrative of fear and divisiveness. Learn how to combat that narrative and stand united on our shared values. More
  • Thur. Nov. 16 (Seattle) – Annual Breakfast/Police AccountabilityMothers for Police Accountability’s 7th Annual Mother’s Justice Breakfast happens at 7:30 a.m. at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA, with keynote speaker Jennifer Shaw, Washington deputy director of the ACLU. Tickets are $20 and space is limited. More
  • Fri. Nov. 17 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. 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” to provide 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.) Registration is open. More
  • Fri. Nov. 24 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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
  • 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.
  • Fri. Dec. 1 through May 4 (Online) – Webinar/Racist PolicingLove Resists and the Church of the Larger Fellowship UU co-sponsor a weekly series of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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

 

MOVIES FOR JUSTICE

  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
    • Fri. Nov. 3 (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
    • Fri. Nov. 10 (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 U.S. 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 Brainwashing of My Dad As filmmaker Jen Senko tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non-political, life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes, under President Nixon, for a media takeover by the GOP, the Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion (especially universities, the media and the courts), and, under President Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine. We discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all. “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the Right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation.
    • Fri. Oct. 27 (Issaquah, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies of (Downtown) Issaquah usually presents a free (donations welcome) film on the fourth Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Issaquah Depot Museum (78 First Ave. N.E.) 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
    • Fri. Dec. 15 (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
  • 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
  • From the Ashes This film captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. In stories spanning from Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories of individuals affected that speak to what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate.
    • Mon. Nov. 6 (Seattle) – St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, University Unitarian Church and Congregation Beth Shalom sponsor a 7 p.m. showing at St. Andrew's (111 N.E. 80th St.) as part of the Earth Ministry's Colleague Connections program. 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
  • Of Race and Reconciliation This film chronicles the Chinese experience in America around the year 1885, when Chinese residents of Tacoma were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity in “the Land of the Golden Mountains” they had heard about. Producer Forrest Burger traveled through six states to take an unflinching look at this period, but also documents how tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today’s political climate, and in Tacoma’s case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come.
    • Thu. Nov. 30 (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
  • 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
  • Sustainable This is a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face to the community of leaders determined to fix it. This is about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.
    • Fri. Nov. 17 (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
    • Wed. Nov. 29 (Issaquah, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies of Issaquah Highlands 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
  • 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

 

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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. 19, 2017). Retrieved from http://www.nwuujn.org/view/article/59e82aa40cf21390392786f7

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