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Since the murder of George Floyd two weeks ago, steady streams of protestors have shown up for racial justice in streets, parks and airwaves across the country. Riots and state violence have erupted in some of our hometowns. Fires have burned.
Introducing UUMFE Intern Elizabeth Fernandez
UUMFE is delighted to have Elizabeth Fernandez join the team as an intern! Elizabeth is sponsored by the Student Activity Fund of the Long Island Area Council of UU Congregations --- a program that encourages young Unitarian Universalists to live their religious values through internships in social action, advocacy and service. Learn more about Elizabeth’s passions and background in this introductory blog post:
Reflecting back on Spring for Change - a Season of Sacred Activism (March 22-May22nd)
While our sense of time may feel disjointed in the fog of intersecting crises, our ritual blessings and reflection during Spring for Change called us back into the rhythms of our surroundings, and of wisdom from time immemorial. Our planet keeps turning, and water rushes over us to give us a necessary clarity: we act knowing every day is Earth Day, every season a season of unfolding struggles for justice.
Connect with UUMFE at the Virtual General Assembly
Join UUMFE at the UUA Virtual General Assembly (GA) 2020, including pre-programs, workshops during the Assembly, and post-programming from June 19th through June 28th. UUMFE has assembled teachers, leaders and activists to share stories and experiences about deepening our relationship to Earth and effectively working for change.
Get Grounded for GA with the InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration
This year marks the 400th landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, MA, and this will be acknowledged at GA through hard truth telling and centering the voices and experiences of Native/Indigenous people. Get grounded and ready for GA by joining this 3-hour experiential pre-program with UUMFE & our partners at the InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration. Space is limited to 300 people.
Show Up for RISE ST. JAMES to “Stop Formosa!”
Last month, Sharon Lavigne, the founder of RISE St James --- a Black, Christian environmental justice grassroots organization in Louisiana’s “Death Alley” --- joined UUs for an intimate and powerful conversation with the Environmental Justice Practitioners Network.
Sharon Lavigne is mounting a David & Goliath campaign against one of the worst polluters in the petrochemical industry, Formosa Plastics. When asked how UUs could best support her right now, she asked us to make a few phone calls to her local and state elected officials. Can you spare some time to show up in solidarity with RISE ST. JAMES?
Join an upcoming screening of The Condor and The Eagle:
Thursday, June 18th @ 5:30 PT / 6:30 MT / 7:30 CT / 8:30 ET
Sunday, June 28th @ 3 PT / 4 MT / 5 CT / 6 pm ET
FILM SYNOPSIS - four Indigenous leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”.
You can also sign up to co-host as a congregation/team for these or future screenings!
How to make Oat Milk - the recent Environmental Justice Practitioners Network program on “The Story of Plastic” helped remind us of the social & ecological harms of hard to recycle packaging. Check out how easy it is to reduce your tetra-pak/plastic carton use by making your own oat milk!
Image and recipe source: Minimalist Baker
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