Justice Workshops

UUCSJ offers workshops to congregations, UU State Action Networks, and other groups interested in deepening and strengthening their justice work.

Following each workshop, groups have the option to receive additional coaching for continued progress.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops will be conducted virtually through the Zoom platform.

Faith in Action explores how groups can better organize in order to harness the power at the intersection of faith and justice. It also provides a framework that helps groups better understand their justice work, ensure the work is done in an effective anti-oppressive manner, and firmly root the justice work in Unitarian Universalism and the mission and vision of the church.

This workshop is designed for congregational groups (including social justice committees, ministers, and religious educators) wanting to ground their work more firmly in Unitarian Universalism while deepening their impact.

Speaking Justice in the Language of our Faith invites UUs to deepen their understanding of the Seven Principles as it connects to their personal beliefs and ideals, then practice speaking about justice work in way that is deeply rooted in UU values.

This workshop is for Unitarian Universalists who want to become more comfortable speaking about their passion for justice in a way that is deeply rooted in the Seven Principles and Unitarian Universalist values, in preparation for public speaking opportunities. 

 

Saying Yes and Saying No is built around a centering and discernment practice that helps anyone working for justice say NO in order to empower our YES.

This workshop is for anyone working for justice who needs help setting boundaries around what they can and cannot manage. This is especially helpful for activists who feel that their work is too dispersed or overwhelming, and want to be more focused and engaged.

How much do workshops cost?

We have a sliding scale cost structure for workshops. Our suggested donation is $250, also if our staff or program leaders need to travel to deliver the workshop, we ask that you also cover their lodging costs. If your group has trouble meeting these costs, we may be able to deliver the workshop for little to no cost.

Who will give the workshop?

Staff from UUCSJ or UUSC and/or one of our program leaders will deliver the workshop. To learn more about them, click on the hyperlinks.

How many people do we need to have at a workshop?

Generally, we ask that you commit to having at least 25 people at a live workshop. For virtual workshops, we CAP participants at 20 in order to engage all participants in the medium. Depending on which workshop you would like us to deliver, we may also ask that you do your best to include certain people in that group, like board members, social justice team members, etc.

How do I schedule a workshop?

Each zoom workshop will be between 1 hour and 1.5 hours and will be followed up with at least one coaching call with your group. To schedule, contact Heather Vickery, Coordinator for Congregational Activism, at hvickery@uucsj.org

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