NOVEMBER 2020 SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS
Widening the Circle of Concern - with UUJO
In this time of restlessness and uncertainty, a yearning for real change becomes increasingly insistent. Looking for a path forward for Living Our Values in the World? Would you like to discuss these matters guided by UU Voices of Color? Not sure what to do with your 2 Thursday evenings following the election? Want to get fired up before attending the UUJO Annual Assembly on Saturday November 21?
UUJO has just the opportunity for you!
Come explore "Widening the Circle of Concern!" This is a ground-breaking report and call to action released by our Unitarian Universalist Commission On Institutional Change” (COIC)* in June, 2020.
Join UUJO Board members and allies - starting with two 90 minute sessions. We will look at one chapter (Living Our Videos In the World) in Widening the Circle of Concern, understanding the content, looking at action options, sharing what is working, and creating ideas for your congregation to work toward anti-racism - making ALL of our Constitution real.
What: Widening the Circle of Concern - Making it Accessible
When:Thursday nights November 5 and 12, 7-8:30pm
Where: Please register for Zoom information and reading materials
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Why: Honoring 3 years of COIC* work with action
Who: You and other members of your congregation and all who are interested
"The good news is that we are in control of what we do with our daily living. If we, each one of us, represent a missing remnant in the fabric of our collective future-then together we can lean into a possibility that we have yet to fully experience in human history. A collective wholeness. An unassailable good. That is the kind of salvation I am here to fight for in the small moments of every single day.” - Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt, “The Missing Remnant” (pg.67 Widening The Circles of Concern).
UUJO Facebook - UUJO Facebook page is also posting election news as well as justice events and news of voter engagement work.
Yes, Facebook has its problems. But it is a good way to get news out to you all without sending hundreds of emails.
HORIZON PRISON INITIATIVE: HEARTBEATS - A special, virtual event from Horizon Prison Initiative. Please join us for an evening of creativity and expression on Monday, November 9th, 7:30-9:00 pm.
Six stories. Six words. Six heartbeats. Meet six Horizon graduates. Listen to their six-word stories and their back stories. Celebrate 20 years of courage and compassion from Horizon Prison Initiative participants, graduates, and leaders.
Register at this link:
Mark yourself as attending on our Facebook HEARTBEATS event page to get updated information as soon as it's available. There's no cost to attend this virtual event, but we invite your support to help us reach our $3,000 matching grant. If you can't attend, be sure to follow this link to support Horizon, and help us maximize our matching grant funds! DONATE We appreciate the community and could not make the impact we do without all of you - thank you! We hope you can join us. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org