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Upcoming Justice Meetings & Events

Justice
  • October 7: UUFA Team for the Annual Athens Aids Walk 2017?!?

    Join the UUFA Team for the Annual Athens Aids Walk 2017 on Saturday, October 7, 2017!

    Time:  10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Location:  Starting and ending at Creature Comforts Brewery, 271 W. Hancock Avenue

    Registration options:  $25 includes event t-shirt or free without event t-shirt

    Click here or go to https://goo.gl/forms/yiuemh5v0kfmcB123 to register by Wednesday, September 27.

     

  • October 1–You’re Invited: Social Action Committee (SAC)

    Be the change you want to see in the world. You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Social Action Committee (SAC) Sunday, October 1, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the front office.

    Can’t attend?  If you would like to know what transpires in the UUFA SAC, join the SAC listerv here: http://lists.uuathensga.org/listinfo.cgi/social_action-uuathensga.org This listserv will let you know what transpires not only in the UUFA SAC but also in the local Athens area in terms of social action. Everyone is encouraged to sign up!

    For more information, contact SAC Chair David Jarrett (daviduufa@gmail.com).

    The Social Action Committee is part of UUFA’s Justice Cluster.

  • Sanctuary Movement Team: You’re Invited

    Join us for the next gathering of the Sanctuary Movement Team on second Thursday of the month–October 12–beginning at 7 p.m. in the sofa room.

    To join the Sanctuary Movement Team listserv, click here or go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/uufa-sanctuary-movement-team/join

    Need more information?  Contact Chase White (robert.chase.white@gmail.com or 864.238.1870) or visit http://www.uua.org/immigration/witness/partners/newsanctuary.

  • DACA Renewal: Can you help?

    from JoBeth Allen, Co-director, U-Lead Athens, a UUFA Justice Cluster partner:

    As you have heard by now, the current administration ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Many people are outraged and wondering what they can do. There are over 100 people just that I know of in the Athens area who have this protection from deportation, work permit, and as a result, driver licenses. They will lose all these things if Congress does not do something to replace DACA (please contact your Senators and urge them to support the Dream Act 2017, an excellent bipartisan bill).
    There is a small window of safety for some DACA holders. If their DACA expires before March 5 2018, they can renew it if they file before October 5. We can help! U-Lead Athens is spreading the message far and wide that we will help people in this situation file their renewals. We do this free of charge; lawyers charge a fee. The Department of Homeland Security charges $495. We would like to pay whatever part of this fee the DACA holder cannot. We know we have 10 people coming to renew. We hope to have more in the next few days.
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    On Sundays, September 24 and October 1, a donation basket will be available.
    Please make all checks to U-Lead Athens, writing DACA on the memo line.
    Not at UUFA this Sunday?  Mail all checks to U-Lead Athens, 130 Hope Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
  • Meatless Mondays…Coming to UUFA!?
    Please join the UUFA Food Responsibility and Enjoyable Eating (FREE) Team in Meatless Mondays or choose other diet explorations such vegan before six or weekday vegetarian.
    We have a goal of having 100 members and friends commit to living lower on the food chain!
    FREE will have a table in the Fellowship Hall most Sundays.  Please stop by, and select your level of diet exploration OR click here (or go to https://goo.gl/forms/RF1IYjkAXmRludIf2) to participate electronically.
    What we eat three times a day has a tremendous impact on our bodies and our global society and environment.
    Living lower on the food chain can add pleasure and satisfaction to our daily 3 squares.
    Questions:  Contact Kate Blane (raya_mead@yahoo.com).

Justice
  • December 16: Visit to Stewart Detention

    Join members of the UUFA Sanctuary Movement Team on a visit to El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center on Saturday, December 16.

    El Refugio is a hospitality house located in Lumpkin, GA – right outside the gates of Stewart Detention Center whose purpose is to serve the family and friends of men detained and, thus, separated from their loved ones.

    Click here to sign up.

    For more information about this visit, please read the El Refugio Visitor’s Manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-sojNRbRJ4wd0E0UWRZcm9NbDdyMGJhUnRMclN1X1hFRTM4/view?usp=sharing

    Questions?  Contact Chase White (robert.chase.white@gmail.com or 864.238.1870).

    The Sanctuary Movement Team is part of the UUFA Justice Cluster.

     

  • September 25: Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition

    You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition on Monday, September 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Oconee Street UMC.

    This group is called to do the following:

         –Cultivate relationships with undocumented immigrant families and individuals – this is the foundation of what directs us

    –Support legal aid defense funding – ALCES and the Latin American Association

    Partner with Community Support for Families in Crisis Due to Deportation/ Detention by providing financial support, becoming a Buddy, advocating for detainees, providing transportation, or becoming a temporary guardian

    This group will meet the fourth Monday of every month.

    To read what transpired at the August meeting of the Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition, go to https://goo.gl/b2Wij6.

  • September 10: Athens Pride Festival

    Athens PRIDE

    Sunday, September 10

    2-6 p.m.

    Washington Street between Pulaski and Hull Streets

    Can you help person the UUFA table at the 2017 PRIDE Festival and Community Fair Event?

    Help is also needed with setup and take down.

    Click here to RSVP.

    Questions?  Contact Karen Solheim, Justice Lay Minister

    (justice@uuathensga.org or 706.202.7515)

  • #ReviveLove with Black Lives of UU

    On September 30th, in Atlanta, join ‘Black Lives of UU’ on the road tour as they partner with ”Standing on the Side of Love’ and Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost for the #ReviveLove Tour – Political & Spiritual Sustenance For Movement!

    What began during a post 2017 UUA General Assembly gathering this past June has grown into the #ReviveLove Tour, offering Black organizers and movement supporters a space to recharge, replenish & build together in love.

    For more details, go to http://www.blacklivesuu.com/revivelove/

    Black Lives of UU provides information, resources and support for Black Unitarian Universalists and works to expand the role & visibility of Black UUs within our faith. For more on BLUU, go to http://www.blacklivesuu.com

  • Can you CANtribute?

    As of August 31, UUFA is in fifth place in the friendly competition among the 25 faith communities who CANtribute regularly to the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.

    With our year-to-date CANtributions of 1196 items, we are 2000 items out of first place! 🙁

    However, we are only 35 items away from fourth place!

    The wicker basket as you enter the sanctuary is willing and able to receive your CANtributions.

    Not a fan of shopping?  Savvy Social Action Committee (SAC) shoppers will convert your monetary donation to nonperishable food items.  See any member of SAC.