Racial Justice Work: What We Risk

Black Lives Matter

By Mary DeVitt  —George Addair Black Lives Matter is a call for us to take risks. This is a central message of Black Lives Matter to Wisconsin UUs (BLM2WUU), our collaborative of 5 Milwaukee UU congregations. Since its beginning, the Collaborative has been working together to demand justice for Dontre Hamilton and Jay Anderson, local […]

Immigration as a Moral Issue

Statue of Liberty Immigration

By Kitty Willkomm ~Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President In answer to Rev. Morales’ very clear call to action, our own group concerns, and questions from several congregation members, the Immigration Issues Action Group has scheduled several activities. Group members, accompanied by the Rev. Jennifer, met with Nayeli Rodin-Valle, Los Voces de la Frontera’s local coordinator […]

Challenging a Key Misconception about the Black Lives Matter Movement

Police Officers

By Mary DeVitt The official Black Lives Matter organization publishes a list of 11 Major Misconceptions about the Black Lives Matter Movement. Continuing our efforts to deepen our understanding of the movement, we publish one of them here: #9—The movement hates police officers.  “Police officers are people. Their lives have inherent value. This movement is […]

Addressing our Post-Election Anxiety

Justice

By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair In this post-election time, I found our UUA President’s pastoral message meaningful and helpful: “This is a time to take a deep breath and a long view. Our role as religious progressives committed to democracy, compassion, and human dignity is to help bend our culture toward justice. Think […]

I am Here 

Earth Hands

I am here because as climate change effects roll out, they are going to hit the most vulnerable among us first and they already are. I am here because we know that 2016 was a record year and before that, 2015 was a record year and before that, 2014 was a record year. And I […]

Social Justice News – January

A World of Health

Read “A World of Health” and Connect People, Place and Planet By Terry Wiggins, Earth Justice Ministry Co-Chair   Earth Justice Ministry is now taking sign-ups at the social justice table for the Northwest Earth Institute’s (NWEI) 6-week discussion course based on its book of readings called A World of Health: Connecting People, Place, and […]

SAVE THE DATE! First Unitarian Society Community Building Workshop

SAVE THE DATE First Unitarian Society Community Building Workshop Location: Wisconsin Community Services: 3732 W. Wisconsin Ave. Friday: February 17, 2017 from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Saturday: February 18, 2017:   9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday: February 19, 2017:  11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Join us for this “heart-centered” experiential workshop and be part of creating an inclusive space of extraordinary respect, […]

12th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar

Sunday, November 27 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Social Justice Council is hosting the twelfth annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 27 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving), with proceeds benefitting The Purpose Driven Purse, a program of Fresh Start Learning, Inc. This program provides purses filled with personal care items and a handwritten note of […]