A crucial part of the UU experience is Social Justice. Check out events both online and around Arizona that you can support to educate, uplift, and make the world a better place for everyone.

The 3.5% Project for Social Change from Flagstaff College
Flagstaff College is initiating a community-wide Reading-Action Group as part of their new Flagstaff 3.5% Project. 3.5% is the portion of a population it takes to make social change. Participants will read Kim Stanley Robinson’s, The Ministry for the Future, a book that has been called one of the most important books of our time. It’s a fast-reading, fascinating novel, set in the near future.
We hope that anyone who wonders, “What can I do in the face of global climate change?” will join us. Over the course of 5 weeks, guest experts will offer deep dives into some of the strategies for stemming climate change. Erica Chenoweth of Harvard who came up with the 3.5% rule, will kick off the reading-action program on Oct. 19th. Bill McKibben, leading environmentalist, will speak on November 18th. Our focus: what we can do locally to make a difference.
There is no cost and we welcome everyone to become part of the 3.5% who can make a difference for good!
The kickoff meeting was Tuesday, October 26th.
Need more information? Call Sandra Lubarsky 928-380-6952 or email: SandraLubarsky@gmail.com

                                                                            Anti-Harassment Training

Hollaback is a nonprofit on a mission to end harassment – in all its forms. 

They provide free trainings throughout the year to give people the resources to respond to, prevent and intervene in instances of harassement.  If you are interested in participating in a training or learning more, please visit the following link:

hollaback! Trainings

 


The Hearth

A monthly space for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color. We are centering everyone who identifies as a Person of Color, for example, People of African Descent, Caribbean, Native/American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/o and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab, and Multiracial. Please feel free to invite friends and family who are UU -adjacent, even if they don’t identify as Unitarian Universalist.

Sep. 22nd, 6:30-6:30 Meeting: Let’s celebrate the changing seasons with an Equinox Craft Party. Have a favorite art medium? Bring it! Need some ideas? We’ll have them! Not into crafting? Come anyway! We will gather to create art together and to celebrate being in a virtual space together.  Register for the Hearth: September Social here.

Nov 17th, 6:30-8 Meeting: In November, we celebrate thriving and joy in our communities as we also feel the grief of the seasons approaching. The Hearth is partnering with Nourish UU Dinner Church to bring you reflection, connection, and community. We’ll be “sharing” the dinner hour together with a worship service led by Rev. Aisha Ansano. We will sing, reflect and connect deeply with our community. Bring a candle and a bite of food, a whole meal, or just a beverage! Register for The Hearth Nourish Dinner Church here.

 

Upcoming Events UUJAZ
  • Book GroUUp is back! 3rd Fridays, 12 – 1:30 pm. Free to all our sustaining donors. If you wish to join but aren’t a donor, you can contribute a suggested donation of $10 at registration. If you aren’t financially able to donate, join us anyway!
    Register for Book GroUUp here.
  • LOVE & JUSTICE: Abolition and Alternatives to Policing: UUs proclaim that no one is outside the circle of love, therefore, our goals are also abolitionist goals. Join UUJAZ team member Thoi every first Wednesday of the month in actively resisting the systems of policing and incarceration while building relationships and community with other passionate UUs in Arizona. Email Thoi to register for the next meeting.