Here are some events in the larger community that may be of interest.
Jubilee Three Anti-Racism Training
You Are Invited to Participate in Jubilee Three Anti-Racism Training: Learning Together About Systemic Racism, Acclaimed Program, Experienced Trainers. Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives? Are you ready to take a leading role to nurture a multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? Come Join Us for this Life-Changing Weekend! Please note all times are Eastern, this is an online training, and all are welcome. Friday, November 12, 6:00-9:00 pm; Saturday, November 13, 9:00 -8:00 pm; Sunday, November 14, 12:00-6:30 pm. If the cost of the training is a barrier, please contact Sara Lewis. Register Here: Jubilee Three Anti-Racism Training 1121 | Central East Region | UUA.org
Support Voting Rights
Act Now in Support of Voting Rights, news from UU the Vote – Freedom to Vote: Time to Act Week of Action, November 8-13. The Senate has blocked the Freedom to Vote Act. Once again, they utilized the filibuster, a Jim Crow-era Senate rule that is preventing us from building the multiracial democracy we need to get humane and just policies passed for our communities. That’s why we’re mobilizing with the Declaration for American Democracy (DFAD) coalition during the Senate’s next recess in November when lawmakers will return home, November 8-13 for a Freedom to Vote Week of Action.
Support Water Protectors
Support Water Protectors from Home: Side with Love is calling on us to write to President Biden to urge pardons for Water Protectors. Learn more here: Opportunities to be in Solidarity with Water Protectors — Side With Love.
People’s Response Act
Sign the Petition for the People’s Response Act: The UUA has signed on to the People’s Response Act. This bill calls us to invest in a vision of public safety where justice and compassion are at the center. It “emphasizes an inclusive, holistic, and health-centered approach to public safety by creating a public safety division within the Department of Human Health and Services — because communities and experts agree that public safety is a matter of public health.” Learn more about the People’s Response Act and join Side With Love to mobilize support for this critical legislation. Resource: Watch the Side With Love workshop: Our Seven Principles and Defund the Police. Sign Here: The People’s Response Act – Action Network.
Justice Learning opportunities: From JUUstWA, “The Complete Doctrine of Discovery” with Paul Magid. The History of the Christian Legal Justification for Native American Land Seizure and Genocide, Commercial Slavery, and the Contemporary Legal Basis of Continued State Racism. Five Live Online Zoom Classes in Five Weeks – Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 pm – November 16 to December 16. Suggested course fee: $145.20 (A play on the year 1452, when the religious foundation of the Doctrine of Discover, the Papal Bull “Dum Diversas,” was first issued). No One turned – Pay as you can. All. First Nation Peoples are free. Register doctrineofdiscovery.net
UU Social Justice Roundtable, “I can’t be the change on my own.” Saturday, November 20, 10:00 am-2:00 pm on Zoom. Free but register in advance.
Non-UU: 1. Airing November 16 at 7:00 pm PST, PBS special, “American Exile”
Olympia Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) November Monthly General Meeting is Monday, November 15, 6:00-8:00 pm (new member orientation at 5:30 pm). Register.
A racial justice guide to Thanksgiving.
Interfaith Works Day of Remembrance
Monday, November 1 at 2:00 pm. Virtual Event Streamed Live on Facebook. Each year in Thurston County, there are persons who die and whose remains go unclaimed. Interfaith Works creates a space to honor these lives through an Interfaith Day of Remembrance. This annual recognition is a time to honor life and bring dignity to those who have died without family support. We also recognize the lives of those persons who have died by suicide in the past year and persons who have died while experiencing homelessness. More information: Interfaith-Works.org/Events
Resetting Our Sacred Table
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 pm. Virtual Event Streamed Live on Facebook. Please join Interfaith Works for this autumnal, community gathering as we welcome contributions from the membership of our coalition and from the Squaxin Island Tribe with reflections on gratitude and healing through story, prayers, and song. More information. Rev. Mary Gear and the OUUC choir will both be offering a recording to be played at the Thanksgiving service.
Chalice Lighters Call
This is your Winter Call for the 2021-2022 church year: Please help equip the Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist in Portland to provide hybrid church services. As congregations decide when to reopen, interest in “hybrid” in-person services, that can simultaneously be attended virtually by congregants in their homes, has mounted. This capability is especially valuable to serve those whose immune systems are compromised or who cannot or choose not to attend indoor worship services. Eastrose has planned a comprehensive professional turn-key solution to the problem and is willing to share their equipment list and operating experience with other UU congregations.
Your congregation may be one of those who need equipment to provide such capabilities. If so, encourage your leaders to apply for a Chalice Lighter Growth Technology grant. An application form is available through the PNWD Chalice Lighters web page. The form contains further guidance on award criteria. We will review applications as they are submitted. At the present time, funds from the Fall Call are available to make immediate grants. We also invite applications to receive the full proceeds of the next Spring Call.
Please be generous! Donations for this call will be accepted through February 28, 2022.
Contribute $20, $50, or $100 online by following the links at the PNWD giving page.
Or mail your check, payable to “PNWD Chalice Lighters” to PNWD Chalice Lighters, P.O. Box 567, Brighton CO 80601. Include the PNWD-CL designation on your check and identify your congregation.
Donate also to the remaining calls for this year to save time later.
Choose to have your gift deducted monthly from your credit card or bank account using the PNWD automatic giving page.
Consider becoming a Chalice Lighter “Angel” by contributing an amount in excess of $1,000.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!