Meet Fellow UUs for Social Action and Justice
Does the evening news distress you? Do the obstructionists in Congress make your blood boil? Do you value the UU commitment to social justice? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the neediest?
On Saturday, October 5th; find out what our neighboring UUs are doing about it by attending the Northwest UU Justice Summit, at Northlake UU Church, in Kirkland.
UU’s having fun working together for justice! That’s the philosophy behind that annual one-day summit, which includes lunch, refreshments, and an opportunity to have an early dinner in Kirkland with UUs after the summit.
UUs from local and regional congregations — Olympia; Kirkland; East Shore; University; Evergreen; Woodinville; Oregon — will invest a precious Saturday to consider what we can do together. Imagine working individually and with each other’s help to reclaim our government, protect our planet, secure rights, promote beloved community, and more. Why not plan on being there, too!
During breakout sessions, UUs with particular issues of concern (or UUs looking for their next issue!) will gather in small groups. Discover new resources; forge relationships and collaborations to create positive change. Exchange email addresses and generate UU issue-support groups. Energize and deepen your social justice work.
Rev. Marian Stewart (of the Kirkland UU church), in her morning keynote, will provide theory, tools and inspiration to help us all reach our full potential in inspiring and leading change. Mid-day we’ll network informally over lunch and learn how we can use the justice network’s tools and services to power our individual, congregational and community work all year long.
Barry Peters is offering to provide car transportation for up to 4 Cedars folks to travel with him to Kirkland. Barry’s car will be on the 7:05am ferry to arrive in Kirkland in time for breakfast treats and the first session of the justice network agenda. Summit sessions run from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm. If you like, join us for a fun early dinner at a restaurant in Kirkland. We plan to ride home together on the 8:10pm ferry.
Let’s try to get at least 2 carloads to attend from Cedars!
Last year, one fellowship sent 7 folks to the Summit. Another congregation, 13. How many will we send from Cedars? What if at least 8 of us attended? How might that power our goals?