"Loves Resists" Training
For more details on the Loves Resists training click here.
Some of the UUA's best trainer care coming to Portland!
Readying Ourselves for
Solidarity with Sanctuary
In the 1980's refugees from El Salvador were not allowed to seek legal asylum in the United States. Faith groups all over the country started giving them sanctuary in their church buildings.
Immigrant communities are under pressure again. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being pushed by our fearful president to be more aggressive in finding and deporting undocumented people. A new Sanctuary Movement is rising up and taking on the challenge of supporting immigrants.
This week, there are three action you can take to support the Sanctuary Movement.
Action of the Week No.1, sign this petition to ask for family visitation for immigrant detainees at NORCOR. To find out more about NORCORClick here.
Action of the Week no. 2 is Love Resists Training on April 27, from 1-5pm. The training, Readying Ourselves for Solidarity with Sanctuary is the Friday before the UUA Western Regional Assembly begins at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland. Find out about the modern sanctuary movement and connect with UU activists from all over the Western Region. There will be time at the end of the training for issue groups other than sanctuary to caucus. This training is supported by the UUA, UUSC, the Oregon, Washington and California State Action Networks and UURise a UU sanctuary/immigration rights group. It is free and open to the public. Click the link above to sign up.
Action of the Week no. 3 The Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIRJ) is having a vigil/action at NORCOR in the Dalles on Saturday April 28th from 10:30am to 3pm. Join this coalition group as they bring people of faith from all over the region to stand in solidarity with the immigrants held at NORCOR. For more on this organization and this particular action click here.
PLAN TO ATTEND
UUA Regional Assembly - 2018 in Portland OR
The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. A day-long Professional Day designed for religious professionals is planned for Friday, April 27, before the start of Regional Assembly. Discount lodging is available at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Registration will open by January 4. Watch the PWR website (www.uua.org/pwr) for full details to be posted soon.
2017 Annual OR UU Voices for Justice Conference
Every year Oregon UU Voices for Justice evaluates and chooses issues at our annual meeting in the fall. After they are chosen, we follow those issues closely and work together to create change and promote solutions. They become our campaign issues. For 2017-18, the campaigns will be
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Oregon Campaigns for 2017/2018
Oregon UU Voices for Justice has four campaign areas -- Deepening Democracy, Human Rights, Economic Inequality, and Environmental Justice. At our annual conference in October 2017, we identified specific action items within each of these campaigns and people who are taking the lead on each.
Some of these campaigns will stay in touch throughout the year and organize via Zoom to continue the work started during the Annual Conference. If you have an interest in these campaigns please contact the lead.
Deepening Democracy -
Lead: David Delk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Economic Inequality -
Lead: Dave Hyde (email@example.com)
This group did not establish a single working group. It has several efforts ongoing.
Environmental Justice -
Lead: Rev. Katherine Jesch
The core group will meet via ZOOM. Contact Katherine Jesch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be included.
Human RIghts -
Lead: Rev Connie Yost. (email@example.com)
The Human Rights campaign core group may meet via ZOOM as the election gets closer.
Proposals Received for 2017-18
Six proposals were received. Read them here.
This project is funded in part by the
Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility
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and don't forget to join Oregon UU Voices for Justice. Click here.