Advocacy and Witness Events
JOIN US FOR A RALLY FOR SCIENCE ON THE BOSTON COMMON
APRIL 22, 2017 FROM 1-4 PM
- T-shirts avialble here: https://www.bonfire.com/march-for-science-boston/
- Donation portal: https://www.crowdrise.com/march-for-science-boston/fundraiser/betterfutureprojecti
This Rally for Science celebrates the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge as crucial to the success, health, and safety of the human race. We join together to champion not only science itself, but also publicly funded and publicly communicated scientific knowledge as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse and nonpartisan group to celebrate Boston as a space for scientists and scientific research and to promote science education, literacy, funding, and communication.
We are committed to making science accessible to everyone and encouraging people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to pursue science careers. Diverse science teams outperform homogeneous teams and produce broader, more creative, and stronger work. We believe that regardless of past practices, science should never be used to disenfranchise or marginalize groups of people. Rather, all persons have the right to pursue and enjoy the fruits of science regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status.
First Parish in Concord, MA has organized two buses to the April 29 climate march.
1/3 of buses filled. Before the remaining seats are offered to general public, they’re reaching out to area UUs. Know any UUs & friends in MA looking for a bus? Details and signup for in attached post.
Below are links to PDF with details and link to the signup form.
This will be the focus of our discussion at the regular Social Justice Ministry Team meeting on May 9 (7-9PM) in the Clara Barton Room. The Sanctuary Movement is a growing movement of faith and immigrant communities doing what Congress and the Administration refuse to do: protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation. Members pledge to protect immigrant families who face workplace discrimination or unjust deportation. Unitarian Universalists are joining the many religious leaders, congregations, and faith-based organizations of all denominations who are part of the Movement. http://www.uua.org/immigration/witness/partners/newsanctuary
Our faiths calls us to live out our principles and values, and as a faith community we have a moral calling to bear witness and serve. So, what would it take to offer sanctuary in the Boston Metro since it isn’t currently offered?
Now is the time to prepare the way so that when cases arise, we’re ready to act. Usually, by the time a person needs Sanctuary, all other legal avenues have been pursued and a final order of deportation has been issued. There may be little time, a few days, or a few months left for a person before being deported when a congregation is approached.
- Sanctuary In a Trump Era NSM 11/21/16 webinar
- Video on Sanctuary from the 1980s and present: Theo Rigby www.vimeo.com/189690725 (password: sanctuary)
Environment, Women’s Rights, Workers Rights, Prison Reform and Against Gun Violence witness events are ongoing. Follow UU Mass Action on Facebook or http://www.uumassaction.org/ for great opportunities.
UU White Supremacy Teach-In – The VUU #177
Kenny Wiley and Christina Rivera join The VUU to talk about the upcoming #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn. Unitarian Universalists congregations are being asked to shift their regularly scheduled Sunday morning worship to participate in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy. Learn more at http://www.blacklivesuu.com/teachin/.
Please sign the Declaration of Conscience on the UU Service Committee website!
This is something you can do right now! I you haven’t already. You can sign as an individual.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make this Declaration as a congregation?
Let’s talk about it. http://www.uusc.org
http://soularjazzfest.com/ GRINGO KINGS: https://youtu.be/wvOTZNni4ks 2016 SOULAR JAZZFEST https://youtu.be/GlW9XOT6MP4?list=PLReNmnboVUrWkf2YXCeaxOuxRbCTXLN6M