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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice (Aug. 17, 2018)

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Action Alerts and Upcoming Events for Justice

Aug. 17, 2018

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NETWORK NEWS

  • JUUstice Washington Summit Oct. 20 These are not ordinary times. So this year, Northwest UU Justice Network and Washington UU Voices for Justice are planning a justice summit targeted towards evolution — organizationally and individually — to develop extraordinary responses to justice challenges. Registration for the summit, in Edmonds, opens next week. More

 

ADVOCACY ALERTS

  • How to Help Arrested Indigenous Water Protectors – Seven indigenous Water Protectors are either in or facing federal prison for their actions at Standing Rock. Hearings are taking place in Bismarck, ND, where jury polls show that a fair trial isn’t possible. In June, delegates at the UU General Assembly adopted an Action of Immediate Witness, calling on UUs everywhere to engage in continued solidarity. More
  • Contact Congressional Reps about 2018 Farm Bill – The current farm bill expires Sept. 30, and a House and Senate conference committee plans to resolve the differences between their respective replacement bills shortly after Labor Day. Faith Action Network is among faith-based groups that signed a letter highlighting issues with the House version and hopes for the final bill. More
  • Save Oregon's Sanctuary Law, Help Oppose I-105 Measure 105 has been approved for the November ballot. This measure would eliminate Oregon's 30-year-old, first-in-the-nation sanctuary law. Oregon UU Voices for Justice has written a voter's pamphlet statement to inform the electorate why they should Vote No on 105. More
  • Contact Congressional Reps about Columbia River – Negotiations have begun on updating the Columbia River Treaty. Backbone Campaign is spreading word that the U.S. negotiating team consists of federal agency representatives dominated by power, flood risk management, and irrigation, with no voice for river health or participation by tribes. Tribal leaders and Backbone ask us to contact elected officials to demand tribal voices, an added ecosystem-based river function, and improved river management. More
  • Rally for Climate Global Day of Action Movements and communities will converge all over the world to Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice in a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Join the rally in Tacoma. More
  • September is a Busy Month for Climate Justice – Justice Network members Gary Piazzon encourages us to participate in upcoming climate actions, and he offers links to the latest climate-change news. More
     

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • UUA Pushes Activism on Immigration, Voting, Social Justice and Books The UU Association provides an overview of current priorities and offers a list of “must-read” new books. More
  • Help Stamp Money Out of Politics Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, of Ben & Jerry’s, are partnering with MoveOn on a campaign to legally rubber-stamp $1 bills with the message: "Resist Big Money in Politics." For a $15 donation, participants get a self-inking red rubber stamp. More
  • New Monthly Climate Justice Webinars The Environmental Justice Practitioners Network is a community of practice for UU environmental and climate justice leaders and community partners developed by the UUA Green Sanctuary Program in partnership with UU Ministry for Earth. Monthly 4:30 p.m. webinars start Aug. 30. More


ONGOING IMMIGRATION VIGIL

  • First Sundays (Everett, Wash.) – Everett in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees holds a monthly march at noon at Walter E. Hall Park (1226 W. Casino Road.) More
     

ONGOING PEACE VIGILS

  • Sundays (Edmonds, Wash.) – The Edmonds Women in Black hold a weekly Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Vigil for Peace at Brackett’s Landing (Main Street and Railroad Ave.) Participants don’t have to be female or dress in black. Information
  • Sundays (Eastside Locations, Wash.) The East Shore Black Lives Matter Flash Stance group conducts midday actions in various cities. Bring signs that support Black Lives Matter or say “Side with Love” or other appropriate phrases. More
    • First Sundays (Bellevue, Wash.) Gather at 11:30 a.m. on the corner by Dacels Jewelers (3500 Factoria Blvd. S.E.)
    • Second Sundays (Issaquah, Wash.) Gather at noon at the corner of S.E. 56th St. and East Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. by MacDonald’s.
    • Fourth Sundays (Kirkland, Wash.) – Gather at noon at the northwest corner of Peter Kirk Park (202 3rd St.)
    • Fifth Sundays (Woodinville, Wash.) – This Flash Stance happens four times per year on the fifth Sunday of the month. Gather at noon at the corner by Jamba Juice (13804 N.E. 175th St.) across from Starbucks.
  • First Tuesdays (Seattle) – The First Tuesday War Protest happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown Federal Building (915 2nd Ave.) sponsored by Veterans for Peace, West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice, EarthCare Not Warfare and the Downtown Peace Vigil. Information: email or call Dan Gilman at 206-499-0226.
  • Wednesdays (Olympia, Wash.) – The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation holds a weekly Wednesday noon to 1 p.m. Peace Vigil at the northwest corner of Sylvester Park, at the corner of Legion & Capitol Way. Information: email Glen Anderson or call him, 360-491-9093. More
  • First Thursdays (Seattle) – Women in Black, a group in the tradition of women who vigil in Israel and Palestine, stand in silent vigil from 5-6 p.m. near the Westlake Park arch (4th and Pine) on the first Thursday of each month for peace, justice, and nonviolent solutions to conflict. More
  • Fridays (Olympia, Wash.) Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation holds a weekly Friday 4:30-6 p.m. Peace Vigil at the southeast corner of Percival Landing (W. 4th and Water) with the Rumble Arkestra street band. Information: email Glen Anderson or call him, 360-491-9093. More
  • Fridays (Olympia, Wash.) Olympia Women in Black hold a weekly Friday vigil from 5-6 p.m. on the south side of 4th Ave. near the fountain, west of Water Street. Information: email Rosemary Barnhart or call her at 360-866-7589.
  • Fridays (Bellingham, Wash.) – Bellingham Fellowship of Reconciliation holds a weekly Friday 4-5 p.m. Peace Vigil in front of the Bellingham Federal Building (104 W. Magnolia St.) More
  • Saturdays (Centralia, Wash.) – Fire Mountain Fellowship of Reconciliation holds a weekly Saturday noon to 1 p.m. Vigil for Peace and Education along George Washington Park at Pearl Street at Locust in front of the library. Information: email Larry Kerschner. More
  • Saturdays (Lake Forest Park, Wash.) – Lake Forest Park for Peace holds a weekly 11 a.m. to noon Saturday vigil at Ballinger Way and Bothell Way. More


(See more Advocacy Events in red below.)

 

EVENTS

  • Sat. Aug. 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.
  • Sun. Aug. 19 Bellingham, Wash.) – Training/I-1631 Canvassing Join Yes on 1631 activists at 3 p.m. for a training on door-to-door canvassing for the carbon-fee initiative, at ReSources for Sustainable Communities above ReStore (2309 Meridian St.) After the training, staff will take participants out to try it out. No experience is necessary. More
  • Tue. Aug. 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. Pacific time. You may just listen, join the conversation or listen to previous events. More
  • Sat. Aug. 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 Fran Wessling at 425-345-1237 to join; meet them at the front gate at noon.
  • Tues. Aug. 28 (Olympia, Wash.) – Meeting/Death PenaltyThe Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Committee for Alternatives to the Death Penalty meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1515 W. Harrison.) More
  • Thu. Aug. 30 (Online) – Webinar/Climate JusticeThe Environmental Justice Practitioners Network, developed by the UUA Green Sanctuary Program in partnership with UU Ministry for Earth, is launching a new monthly series of 4:30 p.m. webinars. This is the first. More
  • Sun. Sept. 2 (West Seattle, Wash.) – Meeting/PeaceWest Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice meet on the first Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. at Alki Congregational Church (6115 S.W. Hinds) with a 7 p.m. potluck. Send an email to be added to the listserv or call 206-932-9522. More
  • Mon. Sept. 3 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the early September issue of this Events and Alerts e-blast. Alerts and Events come out Friday of the same week. Submit your event, action alert or other information here. Email Diane Brooks, News Coordinator, with questions.
  • Thu. Sept. 6 (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. Sept. 8 (Tacoma, Wash.) Rally for Climate Global Day of Action Movements and communities will converge all over the world to Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice in a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Join the rally in Tacoma. More
  • Sat. Sept. 8 (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. Sept. 8 (Tacoma, Wash.) – Immigration/Civil LibertiesJoin other UUs for a second-Saturday-of-the-month "vigil/visitor support" 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.
  • Wed. Sept. 12 (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. Sept. 12 (Online) – Roundtable/Climate ActionThe UU Climate Action Roundtable happens on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. PDT. UUs, CATs, activists, and friends come together online or by phone for conversation about spiritual resources, current events, stories, questions and struggles, and calls for action and solidarity towards climate justice. You can join by phone or web, by yourself or with your congregation. More
  • Thu. Sept. 13 (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
  • Sat. Sept. 15 (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. Sept. 17 (Online) – All IssuesToday is the deadline for submitting news for the late September issue of this Events and Alerts e-blast. Alerts and Events come out Friday of the same week. Submit your event, action alert or other information here. Email Diane Brooks, News Coordinator, with questions.
  • Fri. Sept. 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. Pacific time. You may just listen, join the conversation or listen to previous events. More
  • Sat. Sept. 22 (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 Fran Wessling at 425-345-1237 to join; meet them at the front gate at noon.
  • Tues. Sept. 25 (Olympia, Wash.) – Meeting/Death PenaltyThe Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Committee for Alternatives to the Death Penalty meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1515 W. Harrison.) More
     

 

MOVIES FOR JUSTICE
 

  • The Age of Consequences This film investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through the lens of national security and global stability, a look at the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity and migration. Admirals, generals and military veterans take viewers beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis — and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
    • Thu. Aug. 23 (Tacoma, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies® Tacoma presents a free film (donations welcome) on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Grand Cinema (606 Fawcett Ave.) Trailer and more
  • Before the Flood From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, this film presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials to support the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.
    • Wed. Aug. 22 (Ridgefield, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies® in Ridgefield presents a 7 p.m. film followed by a forum for respectful discussion on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Old Liberty Theater (115 N. Main Ave.) Trailer and more
    • Fri. Oct. 5 (Snohomish, Wash.) – Maltby Meaningful Movies® presents a free film (donations welcome) on a quarterly schedule at 6 p.m. at 22105 East Lost Lake Road. Come learn about I-1631. This film will be followed by a conversation about I-1631 with a staff member from the campaign. Curious and respectful people of all political persuasions are invited to ask questions about I-1631 and to discuss the efficacy and effects of carbon pricing. Trailer and more
  • Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now co-host, Juan González, this film reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, and immigration today. Featuring real-life stories and rare archival footage, the movie examines the events and conditions that have led millions of Latino families to leave their homelands in an unprecedented wave of migration over the last six decades.
    • Sat. Sept. 8 (Edmonds, Wash.) – Sno-King Meaningful Movies® presents a free film (donations welcome) at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of odd-numbered months at Edmonds UU Congregation (8109 224th St. S.W.) Trailer and more
  • The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Over the past 15 years an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. The Silk Road Ensemble exemplifies music’s ability to blur international boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for artist and audience. The film focuses on artists as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution and provide solace in times of conflict.
  • Tue. Sept. 11 (Seattle) – Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies® presents a free film (donations welcome) on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Centilia Cultural Center (1660 Roberto Maestas Festival St.) Trailer and more
  • The Occupation of the American Mind Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory and blockade of the Gaza strip have triggered a backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. This film looks at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.
    • Fri. Sept. 14 (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
  • A Plastic Ocean: We Need a Wave of ChangeThis stunning scientific documentary tells the story of how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us. The film also offers hopeful ideas, based on new technology and on policy changes, for reducing single-use plastics and keeping plastic out of the environment, to restore the health of our oceans and marine life.
    • Fri. Sept. 7 (Seattle) – Meaningful Movies® in Wallingford presents a free (donations welcome) 7 p.m. film and discussion on the first Friday of each month at Keystone Congregational Church (5019 Keystone Pl. N.) Trailer and more
    • Fri. Sept. 14 (Gig Harbor, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies® in Gig Harbor presents a free film (donations welcome) on the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m. at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church (10511 Peacock Hill Ave. N.W.) Trailer and more

 

  • Poverty, Inc. This film examines the way citizens of richer countries think about poverty in other parts of the world and how they respond to it. Using stories from Haiti and Africa, the film argues that the conceptual framework used to address global poverty ought to be changed.
    • Fri. Sept. 14 (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
  • Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom This film explores the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war, taking us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. It underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth and innovation don’t have to be sacrificed for a clean environment. The film focuses on people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry, while exploring various aspects of clean energy from innovation to installation.
    • Thu. Sept. 27 (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
  • TRANS This film provides an up-close and very personal journey into the transgender world through the memorable stories and the unusual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. It begins with the story of Lt. Cmdr. Christopher McGinn, a Navy flight surgeon selected by NASA to serve on two space missions. But, upon her discharge from the armed forces, McGinn would set out upon a different mission, from which she was never to return.
    • Wed. Sept. 26 (Ridgefield, Wash.) – Meaningful Movies® in Ridgefield presents a 7 p.m. film followed by a forum for respectful discussion on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Old Liberty Theater (115 N. Main Ave.) Trailer and more

 

 

 

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or that of the hosting organization before you head off to your event.
 

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