Transgender Law Center

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Partner: The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR) is a catalyst in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region for nurturing a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive community by promoting social, racial, and economic justice. CELSJR was founded with assistance from UUSC and New Orleans UU congregations and is a partner of the UU College of Social Justice.

Location: New Orleans, La., USA

Volunteer Placement: Six-week placement working directly with CELSJR to assist with all dimensions of running the center, including support for work groups assisting New Orleans reconstruction. The volunteer will learn and assist in the presentation to groups of the pedagogy offered by CELSJR on the ways that racial and economic injustice continues to affect reconstruction. This placement culminates in service as a program leader for the August UUCSJ National Youth Justice Training.

Timeframe: July 1–August 14, 2013, with minor flexibility in dates.

Housing: CELSJR will provide dorm-style housing as well as breakfasts and some lunches and dinners. Volunteer will be responsible for preparing the rest of their meals.

Supervision and Support: CELSJR will supervise and support this volunteer.

Costs and Stipend: CELSJR provides room, breakfasts, and some other meals free of charge. UUCSJ provides a stipend of $900 ($150 per week) to help with food and incidentals, and an additional $50 for transportation in and around New Orleans. Volunteer is responsible for travel costs to and from New Orleans.

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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 and 617-301-4303