UU Advocacy Day!!
When: Tue April 10, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Arlington St. Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston (We leave for the State House at 1:00 PM)
Tickets are now on sale Early bird rate $25 through March 23rd (increases to $35 on 3/24)
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Questions: Laura Wagner email@example.com 617-356-7737
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen
Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen is a Unitarian Universalist minister and Senior Strategist -Side with Love. She is affiliated with First Parish in Cambridge, UU and serves on the Massachusetts Bay District board. She is an alumni of Harvard Divinity School and was a founding member of the Lucy Stone Cooperative.
Spoken Word Poet: Anthony Thomas
Ant Thomas’ music provides social commentary to spark cultural conversation and serve as an inspiration for young people who are working from the societal bottom to create in their lives, with nothing to lose. It is a reminder that there is no where else to go, but up. Ant is a former Senior Legislative Aide for the 2nd Suffolk District in Massachusetts and a survivor of street violence, he walked away from almost being murdered. His current project is “Only if it Makes Cents.” He uses his art to share a story of perseverance from his challenging upbringing in the inner city, in hopes people with similar issues connect to and are inspired by his experiences.
Music by Matt Meyer
Matt Meyer is a musician and community organizer who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. Matt serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston and is a founding resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative in Roxbury
Help make this event a success and register early! Why:
- To give us enough time to make legislative appointments for you
- To get the preparation materials to you before the event. This gives you a chance to understand the legislation and discuss it with others at your congregations.
There are many important bills that need to pass this session. Most of the priority legislation will be climate bills, but we will also be advocating for the Safe Communities Act, Raise the Minimum Wage and Paid Family and Medical Leave.
Note, we’re only able to offer one ticket price this year. This is a has do to with the ticket platform and related fees. If a subsidized ticket will help you come to this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What the fee covers: Building use fee $600, lunch $12 per person, speaker honorariums, staff time and materials