Practice the Practice: Experiential Education for Religious Professionals
Do you want to have a deeper understanding of how to lead justice-centered experiential education programming? Do you want to create relationships with a cohort of like-minded religious professionals and have your own experiential education opportunity?
Join us in early 2024 as we run the first cohort of Practice the Practice! This program will involve four online gatherings over the span of four months, with small group check-ins in between. It will culminate in a 4-5 day immersion learning program where we can practice and analyze what we’ve learned. Check out our video for more information!
Creative Lament workshop
Led by Rev. Darrick Johnson, participants explored the practice of lamentation and the ways it could provide support times of grief and sorrow. Participants were invited to craft their own personalized laments through the power of words and art. The password to the video recording below is d6&Eg9Hk
World Human Rights Day Teach-In
On December 10, 2023, UUSC and the UU College of Social Justice held a World Human Rights Day teach in honor of the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In the teach-in participants learned about the context of its creation, grieved the on-going violations of these rights, and recommitted to global solidarity practices that bring us closer to the promise of world where the worth, dignity, and power of everyone is respected. Human Rights organizers, scholars, and advocates led the group through an essential time of learning and grounding.
UU Stop Cop City Weekly Action Huddle
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern/ 2:00-3:00 PM Central/ 1:00-2:00 PM Mountain/ 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific
Join the UUA’s Side With Love weekly huddle to review what we’ve done, who’s doing what, and what’s coming up for Cop City Vote and Stop Cop City more broadly. Join us to get activated or to jump back in. Can’t ever make this time, but want to get involved? Message firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected. SIGN UP HERE
BorderLinks Immersion Journey
Read about our most recent delegation with BorderLinks in the UUSC blog, titled My Life at BorderLinks: Understanding Life for Immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border. UUCSJ in collaboration with BorderLinks offers experiential learning opportunities that explore the difficulties of migration and life along the U.S./Mexico border.
GROW Fellowship Winter/Spring 2023
January – May 2023
Grounded and Resilient Organizer Workshop is a virtual cohort of cultural workers, organizers and clergy (ages 18-35) who are engaged in campaigns, base-building, art making and community care for justice. This season’s GROW cohort met each Tuesday for four moon cycles focusing on the themes of Governance & Care, Conflict, Land Resources & Reparations, and Time & Imagination.
UU@UN Intergenerational Spring Seminar 2023
April 1-3, 2023
This year’s theme was Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire. Given this theme, we wanted 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.