Mutual Aid, Congregations & Communities
“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.
Featuring: Nancy Hoffman, Astoria Nickerson, Jimmy Dunson, , Artemis Joukowsky and UUJEC Board Member Rev. Robert Murphy.
Reparations Rooted in Repair
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.
Featuring: Ari Merretazon, Woullard Lett and UUJEC Board members Carl McCargo and Jane Bannor.
Socialism and Religion
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, are the topics discussed by the speakers.
Featuring Rev. Kimberly Q. Johnson and Dr. Daniel McKanan and UUJEC Board Members Rev. Judy Deutsch and Rev. Robert Murphy.