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UUs for a Just Economic Community at virtual GA!

Meet & Greet with UUJEC

Wednesday, June 23

 

Action of Immediate Witness, AIW 

UUJEC's AIW is in the development stage in this google doc.  See here in a PDF. Please send comments at UUJEC@UUJEC.org.  Thanks!

 

UUJEC Sponsored Workshops

Mutual Aid

"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.  

  

        Nancy Hoffman

 

Religion and Socialism

On Demand, watch it when you want to.

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.


Reparations
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.


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

General Assembly 2020

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A 2020 GA Workshop & Poster Session: Saturday, June 27 at 10 AM, sponsored by UUJEC

Also of interest: "Hospitality, Reparations and First Principles" on Friday, June 26 at 4 PM.

Carl McCargo  Min. Ari Sesu Merretazon Woullard Lett

 

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. 


Min. Ari Sesu Merretazon, is a Reparationist, and a former National Male Co-Chair of N’COBRA.  In the late ‘80s he was a National Security Co-chair for the National Black Independent Party (NBIPP).  He is currently serving as the Northeast Representative for N’COBRA. And many more honors.


Woullard Lett is the Regional Lead for the UUA New England Region. He is also the  Education Commission Male Co-chair of the N’COBRA and Co-chair of the Manchester, NH NAACP. He has a long history of study and activism within the  spiritual and political pan-Africanist, Black nationalist and anti-racist community.

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UUJEC's 2020 General Assembly Virtual Booth


UUA General Assembly video library is now live--catch whatever you missed during General Assembly.  Click here to see the online library.


UUJEC Action of Immediate Witness, AIW

See our Responsive Resolution for The Pandemic: A Religious Response

See our 2020 Proposed AIW on the Pandemic and notes on 2021's AIW

Check out this Guardian article on caregiving and Covid.

 

See our AIW Information titled Thanksgiving Day for All People


UUJEC Poster Session on "Grounding the Green New Deal in Indigenous Values"

Visit the poster anytime.  We're holding a Zoom chat on Thursday and Friday at 12:45 to 1:45 Eastern, 9:45 to 10:45 Pacific.  Click here for Thursday's Zoom chat and click here for Friday's Zoom chat.  Click here to see our poster.

 

UUJEC & Congregational Study/Action Issues

 


UUJEC co-sponsored the 2016 Congregational Study/Action Issue, CSAI, "The Corruption of our Democracy" resulting in this Statement of Conscience

UUJEC put forward the 2014 Congregational Study Action Issue, CSAI, "Escalating Economic Inequality" resulting in 

this Statement of Conscience.


UUJEC Annual Meeting, July 11, 2020.



  










Headlining David Korten.






"The Economic Consequences of Opportunities Following on COVID-19"

 

 

Click here to register for UUJEC's Annual Meeting. Our annual meeting has always been at General Assembly but since we aren't meeting in person, we moved it to July 11 to avoid conflicts.  We wish we could feed you, but virtual food is just cruel.  See our Annual Report and Financial Report 




 

 

               

 



UUJEC Brochure   Click here to see, download or print our UUJEC 2020 brochure.

 

UUJEC Webinars   Click here to view our upcoming GA review Webinar and past Webinars


 

 

What We Did Last September

UUJEC and UUs for Social Justice (UUSJ) cooped to host our conference "Advancing Climate and Economic Justice as a Moral Issue, Building a Movement for a Green New Deal" in Washington, DC.  Our list of co-sponsors is too long to repeat, but you can see all the details if you click here.  There are links under speakers that we recorded--so it's almost like being there.  After a day of education, UUSJ trained attendees and on Tuesday, the attendees joined UUSJ's Action Corps to deliver over 920 constituent letters written by UUs across the nation.  With the help of UU Funding Program, we were able to pay scholarships to all who requested them.


UUJEC Video Curricula

They're fun to watch and fun to present--all the prep is done for you--just read the guide (three pages or so), slip in the thumb drive and push start.  UUs love to talk, and the videos will trigger lots of conversation.  Choose from the following:   Green New Deal   Healthcare Justice,  Corruption of Democracy, Escalating Inequality  Email uujec@uujec.org to get your free thumb drive--live streaming depends on your internet connection which is likely to seize up during your classes.

Other Curricula

We also have a link to Class Conscious: Class and Classism in UU Life, created by UUJEC Friend, Suzanne Zilber, Ph.D

 

UUJEC Newsletters   Sign up for our newsletters.  See UUJEC"s current newsletter, and you can see our recent newsletters, too.

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UJEC Board Members, 

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To Join one of UUJEC's task forces: Healthcare, Green New Deal or Poor People's Campaign Click Here.


 

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UJEC Partners, 

Proud to partner with UUSJ, known for the "Write Here, Write Now!" and their Advocacy Corps.


We've also partnered with several other UU organizations this last year

                   

    in Washington, DC       UU Ministry for the Earth   UU Service Committee


UUJEC Mission Statement

Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) is a vibrant progressive organization committed to economic justice for all. Our philosophy is rooted in the UU liberal religious tradition - to create a world of justice, equity, and compassion. Our work contributes to a broader movement for social change, in collaboration with the UUA, UU Service Committee and grassroots organizations. We seek to inspire and help UUs to study our society’s economic and social systems and advocate for justice issues like The Green New Deal and Single Payer healthcare.

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