September 2022

Art and Resistance Through Education: Youth Voices Lead

Virtual Racial Justice + Artivism Training Program

Youth Voices Lead is a digital community training program for youth organizers (ages 15-18) to strengthen their human rights knowledge and artistic tools and discover how to take action for racial justice change. This program will provide emerging youth leaders from across the country the opportunity to engage around the social justice issues directly impacting their own communities. 

To learn more and apply visit: https://www.artejustice.org/youthvoiceslead 

Application Deadline: Friday, September 30 at 11:59 pm ET

GROW Fellowship Fall 2022

Grounded and Resilient Organizer Workshop is a virtual cohort of cultural workers, organizers and clergy (ages 18-25) who are engaged in campaigns, base-building, art making and community care for justice. Together, we’ll build community and solidarity, study social movements and imagine new worlds. Our mission is to bolster our social movements with organizers and cultural workers who are accountable, spiritual grounded and rooted in radical imagination.

Our journey will have 4 phases. The first phase is community building and orienteering. The second phase is study- of governance, care, conflict and time. Third, we’ll focus on departing and transitioning well. Lastly, we’ll have the opportunity to gather in Pittsburgh, PA in June for deeper community building and praxis.

GROW is for you if you’re discerning your place in social movements for justice, if you want a community of people to struggle with that aren’t connected with your paid work, if you want to infuse your justice work with a deeper spiritual practice. Come grow, struggle, build, and celebrate with us.

We’ll gather every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30pm PST/ 6:00pm-7:30pm CST/ 7:00-8:30pm EST

At the end of the fellowship, all active participants will receive a stipend of $250 as thanks for their participation. Repeating for emphasis, this program is FREE to attend for all participants.

Apply Here: GROW Fellowship Application Fall 2022 (wufoo.com)

PAST PROGRAMS

UU the Vote Legacy Fellowship Program

As part of UU the Vote, the Unitarian Universalist Association is excited to announce the 2022 Legacy Fellowship to recognize and support the organizers within our faith community carrying on the legacy of organizing and activism. It is an opportunity to support the leadership of Young Adults and Black, Indigenous, and people of color who carry Unitarian Universalist values in their work and engage in a variety of tactics and strategies that advance electoral justice, build capacity in UUism to engage in justice campaigns, and/or build political power in BIPOC communities. For more information, visit https://www.uuthevote.org/legacy-fellowship-program/ 

GROW Fellowship 2022: Portland, Oregon

The GROW Fellowship is a collaboration between the UU College of Social Justice and the UUA’s Thrive Program for Young Adults of Color. This offering is designed to equip 10 UU young adults of color and white UU young adults (ages 18 to 35) with the frameworks, spiritual grounding, and community to engage in justice work within and beyond our Unitarian Universalist faith. The GROW fellows will come together to build community with each other, learn about movement history in Portland, and to craft strategic visions for our ongoing justice work.

Sowing Seeds Youth Justice Workshop

August 3-6, 2022

Join the UUA, UU College of Social Justice and other high school age youth for a 4-day experiential workshop to deepen our justice work as young UU’s. Our time together will be spent two fold: the first will be to get out and about in Pittsburgh – learning about its social movement landscape, the second will be exploring themes of change, resilience and organizing through creative arts and practices. We’ll leave with new spiritual practices, new collaborators and hope about what we can accomplish together.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at hvickery@uucsj.org and 617-301-4303