March Service to Serve

Being a UU in Public: Action and Advocacy for Justice

This month we will explore why and how being a UU means we work toward justice as a community. Our exploration over two weekends includes a variety of opportunities: an opening discussion, attending an action with DuPage United, connecting with other UUs at a justice workshop, and a reflection back here at home.

Sunday, March 11, 11:45

It’s the UU THING TO ACT!!
Rev. Scott Aaseng, Executive Director of UUANI, will lead a discussion about effective strategies for building coalitions to make change in public life, and why it’s a UU thing to act. After the service, in the living room.

3:15 – Leave for Du Page United Action, A Real Exercise in True Democracy.  We will join in an interfaith action to meet the IL candidates for Attorney General to make certain our concerns regarding respect and dignity for all people particularly those with mental illness, in need of affordable housing, or who are immigrants. This event is at Maine East High School in Park Ridge. Carpools available.

Friday Night, Saturday, March 23, 24, 5:30-9

UU Justice Event
Tearing Down Walls and Building UP Connections, Community and Solidarity. This event is sponsored by UUPMI (UU Prison Ministry of IL) UUANI (UU Advocacy Network of IL) and YAYA (Youth and Young Adult Visioning Team). Join with other Illinois UUs involved with Prison Ministry and UUANI in this workshop.  Gain knowledge on the issues so you can leave with ideas to put into action. This event is at Countryside Church in Palatine, IL. Carpools available.

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Sunday, March 25, 11:45

Reflection on our Actions
We will reflect on the experiences during the month, how we felt about the actions, and discuss what was meaningful to us. After the service, in the living room.