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UU Climate Justice Revival

 

Reimagine Together: From An Extractive Age to a New Era

 

September 28-29, 2024

We know what the climate change systems of harm and extraction look like – what would a future look like if love was at the center of our actions against those injustices? Come together with your community and fellow UUs to envision that world and identify actions that will help bring that vision to life.

Climate change has the same root causes as health disparities, poverty, criminalization, immigration, and most of our society’s problems. Extractive systems, like the fossil fuels industry, take from the Earth, destroy our communities with pollution, disproportionately harm marginalized communities, and increase the inequities that drive racism, sexism, classism, and more. To shift from an extractive age to a new era means we must reject the broader systems of harm like capitalism and white supremacy to realize a future where all communities thrive. This rejection of systems that take, destroy, and harm necessitates a shift towards connection, nourishment, and communities of care. As we come together for the UU Climate Justice Revival, we will join in conversations, worship, laughter, joy, and hopefulness that facilitate this kind of massive culture shift.

Institutional sponsors include: Unitarian Universalist AssociationUU Service CommitteeUU College of Social JusticeSide With LoveUUs for Social JusticeUU Ministry for EarthUU The Vote // Click here for a full list of sponsors!

Ongoing

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 love@uua.org to get connected. SIGN UP HERE

PAST PROGRAMS

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.

BorderLinks Immersion Journey

June 2023

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 & CareConflictLand 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.

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