Events

Highlighted Event:  UU Advocacy Day 2017!

When: Tuesday April 11th, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: Arlington St. Church, 351 Boylston St, Boston & The State House

Early Bird Registration: Click HERE   $25 standard ticket & $12 reduced fee  available until March 20th

Starting March 21st, all tickets will be $35 (your cooperation with early registration is greatly appreciated!)

Worship Leader: Rev. John Gibbons, Senior Minister First Parish in Bedford

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Paul Robeson Ford, Senior Pastor, Union Baptist Church in Cambridge

Music By Rev Fred Small, Climate Justice Minister, Arlington St. Church

Read more about the plan for Advocacy Day

Download the flyer: UU Advocacy Day Flyer 2017

Divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Action: Sat Feb 25th, 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Where: Bank of America in Harvard Square, 1414 Mass Ave

Join with other allies in this solidarity action to tell the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline to DIVEST NOW, and to support fellow protesters in closing their accounts!

Sponsored by the Medicine Wheel Solidarity Network and the Democracy Center.

Learn more and sign up here.

350 MA For Better Future: Berkshires Training

When: Sat Feb 25, 10:30 – 4:00 PM350 MA For Better Future: Berkshires Training

Where: UU Church in Pittsfield, 175 Wendall Ave, Pittsfield

We are so excited to get together and host a training in the Berkshires! Please join us to learn about strategies for new member outreach, our current state legislative work, and our fight for 100% Renewable Cities. RSVP here

Film: Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock

When: Sun Feb 26 at 1:00 PM

Where: UU Meeting House of South Berkshire, 1089 Main St in Housatonic

“GATHERING OUR HEARTS AT STANDING ROCK”  a documentary in process by Fidel Moreno followed by a panel discussion of Standing Rock, the CT pipeline and water protection concerns closer to

home.  Facebook Event Page    Flyer: DPP Standing Rock Event Flyer – 2017-02-16 (1)

We’ve put up our Black Lives Banner, Now What?

When: Sun Feb 26, 3-4:30 PM
Where: First Parish in Brookline, 382 Walnut Street, Brookline (Brookline Hills T stop)
 
Come hear Black Lives Matter Boston activists on the front lines talk  about the context of black history, and what the struggle looks like today!  Discover how individuals and faith communities can make a difference.
 

Creating Sanctuary – UU College of Social Justice and UURISE

 This webinar will be led by the UU College of Social Justice and Katia Hansen, President and CEO of UU Refugee & Immigrant Services and Education (UURISE), and will focus specifically on what it means to become a Sanctuary congregation and how to get there. We’ll also consider other ways to be in solidarity with those most at risk in this new political landscape.
  
Open to all:   The Path Toward Sanctuary: A Practical Guide
Monday, February 27 7:00-9:00 pm (ET)
Register here: https://uusc.zoom.us/webinar/register/0fc7045d80e5cfcf7c24e00bf0acd2b8

(Growing Racial And Cultural Equity) HOSTED BY THE NEW ENGLAND REGION G.R.A.C.E. TEAM

REGISTER NOW for these FREE sessions

Waking Up to Whiteness in Your Congregation 
February 28, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Recent events have made it clearer to many that we do not live in a post-racial country. Whiteness is still the default culture in many of our institutions – including our congregations. Are you hoping to inspire and support your congregation to look at its culture to see how whiteness may be limiting your ministries and welcome? Whether you attended the GRACE Summit in November or not, you are sure to get some ideas for addressing whiteness in your congregation from this web conversation. We’ll explore the concept of whiteness and consider strategies and best practices for lovingly waking folks up to whiteness.  

Flyer: 3 Web Conversations About Whiteness, BLM Banners and Beyond

It’s Our Future – Environmental Legislative Forum

When: Wed March 1, 7:00 PM  (doors open at 6:30 PM)

Where: First Parish in Framingham,  24 Vernon St, Framingham

Join us for a discussion of Massachusetts legislation that has been proposed for the current session to address climate and renewable energy issues.  We will be joined by State Senators Karen Spilka and Jamie Eldridge, as well as State Representatives Chris Walsh, Carmine Gentile and Jack Lewis.

We the People – Fixing Our Broken Democracy

When: Thur March 2, 7:00 – 8:45 PM

Where: Maynard Public Library in the Roosevelt Room, 77 Nason St., Maynard (parking and entrance is behind the building)

“Fixing Our Broken Democracy” traces the evolution of corporate power and the loss of our democracy through an engaging multimedia presentation and small group discussions. We end by discussing legislation pending in Massachusetts that would make the state a leader in promoting the US Constitutional Amendment that we need to take back our democracy.

Palestinians in Cambridge:  Voices from the Diaspora, Opening

When:  Thurs March 2, 6:00 PM

Where: Gutman Library Research Center,  6 Appian Way, Cambridge    Facebook Event Page

An exhibit of photographic portraits and excerpts from interviews with Palestinians living, studying or working in Cambridge about life and identity in the Diaspora. Runs through the month of March.

Black Lives Matter UU Mass Action Working Group, Quarterly Meeting

When: Sun March 5,  4:00 -6:00 PM

Where: First Parish In Cambridge, 3 Church St Cambridge

We had to postpone our 2/12/17 meeting due to the weather.  We have rescheduled it for Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4-6 p.m. at First Parish Cambridge in Harvard Square.  An updated Proposed Agenda can be found HERE.  Please join us. 

30th Local Environmental Action Conference!

When: Sun March 5, 8:30 – 6:00 PM

Where: Northeastern University’s Curry Center, Boston

Lead Sponsors: Toxic Action Center & Mass Climate Action Network     Register

Register now for the opportunity to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for an exciting day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Whether you have been to every conference or are attending for the first time, be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and grow our grassroots movement.

Keynote Speakers: Lois Gibbs and Kandi Mossett

Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara – North Dakota) has emerged as a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on Indigenous communities across North America.

Lois Gibbs has lead many environmental movements for several decades. She initially became alarmed about reports of chemical waste in her neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York.

Creation Care Leadership Through Organizing

When: Four Saturday afternoons: March 18 & 25, April 1 & 8

Where: Bethel AME, 40 Walk Hill St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; Embassy Room, Youth Center

Register today at: http://conta.cc/2kIahUg       

Registration limited and available on first come first served basis. No Fee. Two Participants per congregation recommended – no more than three. A light meal will be served. Convenient to MBTA Orange Line, Forest Hills station and buses.   All faiths welcome!

For more information contact: Vince Maraventano: vince@MIPandL.org or 617-244-0755

Topics: • New Creation Care Ethics — How Climate, Economic & Social Justice are related • Psychology of Climate Change — Honoring Our Fears • Climate Conversations — Communicating Effectively about Climate Change • Introduction to Public Narrative — The Story of Self • Building Strong Teams — The Story of Us • Effective Goal Setting & Campaign Strategy — The Story of Now

Lead sponsor: MA Interfaith Power & Light 

New England Regional Assembly – Register now!

When:  Fri April 21 & Sat April 22

Where: Hilton, Boston/Wouburn, 2 Forbes Rd, Woburn MA

See flyer for more details    REGISTER

Celebrate our Unitarian Universalist Faith through inspired worship, music, engaged learning, fun and fellowship.  Meet UUA presidential candidates. Sing  Reflect.  Make Connections.  Awaken your spirit!

Save the Date:

UUJEC: Reversing Inequality Conference

When: April 3-5

Where: Washington DC

For registration and more info, Click HERE

People’s Climate March

When: Sat April 29, 9:00 AM

Where: Washington DC

For tickets & more info, see Facebook Event Page

Vision: A world where all people are honored and valued

 

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