April 2023

UU@UN Intergenerational Spring Seminar 2023

SAVE THE DATE: April 1-3, 2023, Minneapolis, MN (in-person) and Online! This year’s theme will be Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire. Given this year’s theme, we want to learn from movement leaders in Minneapolis and global partners who have been on the front lines of resisting police and empire.  

Keynote: Andrea Ritchie, co-author of No More Police (with Mariame Kaba)

The intergenerational seminar is an opportunity to collaborate with others while learning how to be a global activist. Through workshops, peer and expert-led panel discussions, community building activities, and worship services, participants will undergo a transformative process of learning, reflection, and growth while exploring some of the most challenging issues facing humanity today. All In-Person and Youth registration closes March 15; Adult Online Registration closes March 30. 

In-person registration also includes 5 meals and access to our block of specialty-rate hotel rooms (which include complimentary breakfast, WiFi, and shuttle to/from the Seminar venue); visit our Seminar Lodging page to reserve your room now! Lodging deadline is February 28


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.

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.

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/ 

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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