Justice Workshops at the UUA General Assembly in Kansas City (June 21)

Will you be attending the UUA General Assembly in Kansas City next week?

If so, here are two workshops that might be of interest.

First, this year’s Public Witness is being led by Black Lives UU (BLUU) and co-sponsored by the UUA – UUSC Love Resists Campaign.

BLUU and Love Resists will roll out a congregational #EndMoneyBail Campaign and Toolkit at the Public Witness: “Anatomy of a Bailout” Panel at General Assembly on Thursday June 21st 1-2:30 p.m., Room 2105. The panel will be moderated by Leslie Mac with Justice Gaston from Reale Justice Network & ACLU, MO, and other national and local organizers. The Panel will be livestreamed from the GA 2018 online page https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2018/witness. We can help end mass incarceration!

BLUU is also hosting a Care Package Build Project where GA attendees will build Domestic Violence Care Packages for the Kansas City community.  If you’re not coming to GA you can still support the Wish List of items for the care package build. A hands on project for People of Color & Indigenous General Assembly attendees is being coordinated with Uzazi Village and participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the work Mama Hakima is doing in Kansas City.  Seehttps://www.uua.org/ga/justice/witness for more info.

Second, a 2.5 hour mini-training on Prophetic Resistance & Multi-faith Community Organizing will be offered on Thursday, June 21st, 3:00-5:30 p.m., Room 2103 A

The multi-faith organizing Faith in Action (formerly PICO) Network challenges us to consider are we chaplains for the empire or prophets of resistance? Led by national and local organizers, this workshop covers community organizing basics, faith formation, base-building, and opportunities for creating transformative justice in our communities through sanctuary, organizing campaigns and electoral strategies. Faith in Action has been working with Undoing Racism: the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond. This training will center the dismantling of white supremacy and will put an anti-racism lens on how we do organizing.  Rev. Deth Im, Faith in Action National Clergy Training & Development and Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, Minister of the UU Church or Columbia, Missouri and member of  Faith Voices of Missouri will lead the training.

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