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UUs for a Just Economic Community at virtual GA!

Meet & Greet with UUJEC

Honoring the myriad of communities within Unitarian Universalism, Virtual GA 2021 will offer more time for networking, meetups and caucusing over the span of GA.  Wednesday, June 23, 3:30 PM EDT, 2:30 PM CDT, 1:30 PM MDT, 12:30 PM PDT (1.5 hours) 

Action of Immediate Witness, AIW 

UUJEC's AIW on the COVID-19 Pandemic is in the development stage.  See here as the final GA approved AIW.  Please send comments at UUJEC@UUJEC.org.  Thanks!

 

UUJEC Sponsored Workshops

Mutual Aid, Congregations & Communities  Saturday, June 26th 5 PM EDT, workshop # 410 

To watch the recording,  Click here.

"Nomadland" is the award-winning movie that has introduced millions of Americans to mutual aid practice.  Many of us have learned about mutual aid work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of climate change, poverty and neglect, and other economic problems.  Mutual aid is a form of social insurance in which everybody gives and everybody receives in voluntary and reciprocal arrangements.  This workshop will explain the importance of mutual aid work for today's Unitarian Universalist congregations.  It's information that your congregation can use for economic justice.

  

Rev. Robert Murphy is a Unitarian Universalist minister emeritus  in Florida.    He was an SEIU business agent in Boston before entering the ministry.    Bob is one of the Florida Gray Panthers who is active in programs for  social and personal wellness.  Here's an article by Rev. Murphy on Religion and Socialism 




 

  

Nancy Hoffman

Nancy 3. Hoffman (yes, Three) splits her time between two islands: Key West, Florida and Peaks Island, Maine. She is an international performing artist, playing accordion and singing in The Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band and The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble. She loves to bring joy to people via her Umbrella Cover Museum which holds the Guinness World Record for the most umbrella covers (sleeves). Nancy 3. is the Music Director of One Island Family, the UU Fellowship of Key West. 

 

 

Astoria Nickerson

Astoria Nickerson is Lead Job Coach for Monroe County and the Director of Children’s Religious Education at One Island Family. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida in 2002.  Her career spans several industries; telecommunications, healthcare, education and corrections.  She has held several leadership positions with fortune 500 companies where her time and talents focused on Sales and Quality Assurance.

Astoria has two decades of training and coaching experience.  She has worked as a Consultant and Trainer for human resources, change management, and life skills for a variety of institutions and businesses including Hillsborough Correctional Institution, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Risser Oil and many more.  She has a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences large and small.  Astoria enjoys nature and poetry and is inspired by her three children

 

Registrants can join UUJEC’s live webinars from the GA Participation Portal https://gaonline.uua.org/login


Religion and Socialism

On Demand, watch it when you want to.  Available NOW Workshop # 655

Socialism is back in the news and religious people are involved.  This workshop focuses attention on the story of religious socialism in the United States with special attention given to the Unitarian Universalists.  We'll examine our past, we'll look at race/class solidarity possibilities, and we'll conclude with some thoughts about liberal religion's future.  How do we accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and in America's institutions?   Liberation theology, environmental justice, and support for multigenerational cooperation and labor union organizing, will be some of the topics discussed by the speakers.



Rev. Judy Deutsch is a UU Minister Emerita who has been a member of DSA since its inception, and a member of its predecessor (DSOC) before that.  She was chair of DSA's Religion and Socialism Commission for about 10 years, is on the Board of UUs for A Just Economic Community, and is chair of its Healthcare Task Force. She has been on the Board of the James Luther Adams Society for more than 40 years, and spends much of her time working for Medicare for All. 

 

 

   

Rev. Robert Murphy is a Unitarian Universalist minister emeritus  in Florida. He was an SEIU business agent in Boston before entering the ministry. Bob is one of the Florida Gray Panthers who is active in programs for  social and personal wellness. 




 

 

 

Dr. Daniel  McKanan is the Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School.  He is an authority on religious and social transformation movements in the United States.  His book "Prophetic Encounters:  Religion and the American Radical Tradition"  is recommended for congregations that are involved in economic justice work.





 

 Rev. Kimberly Q. Johnson

Rev. Kimberly Q. Johnson serves as minister of the UU Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton, NY. She also serves on the Steering Committee for UU Class Conversations. The Board of the UU Women’s Federation and the Organizing Collective Board of BLUU. Before ministry, Kimberly worked as a union organizer with the UAW.




UUJEC’s On demand program can be viewed by General Assembly registrants in the GA Participation Portal https://gaonline.uua.org/login or the GA App https://whova.com/portal/uuaga_202011/


 

 “Reparations: Rooted in Repair” #309 Friday, June 25th 5:00 EDT 

Reparations Rooted in Repair:  The doctrine of discovery removed African peoples from their lands, their culture & nationhood and from the cover of GOD. Learn about the five major areas of injuries and strategies for repair of damages wrought by African Chattel Slavery. In this presentation, we expound on those injury areas and discuss local, state and national strategies, including N’COBRA, to repair individuals and culture and reshape institutions that financed the chattel slavery institutions.  Speakers: Ari Merretazon, Woullard Lett, Carl McCargo, Jane Bannor


Carl W. McCargo (M.S.)  has been a UU for 34 years. He earned his M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 1981, entitled,

“The Differential Portrayal of Black and White Television Families.” Carl has an enduring concern for the insidious and overt ‘teachings’ of racism in our U.S. media.

Registrants can join UUJEC’s live webinars from the GA Participation Portal https://gaonline.uua.org/login   


Recommended GA Workshops by UU Justice Partners

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  UU Class Conversations’ GA 2021 Workshop, 

   Thursday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. EDT


   Join UU Class Conversations for our LIVE webinar, Facing Down Classism to Liberate Our 

 

  Faith Community at the 2021 General Assembly. 

 


                   

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