5 Workshops at UUA General Assembly in Kansas City Focus on Climate Justice

 UU Young Adults for Climate Justice and Partners Focus on Action and Healing

Risk-Taking & Law-Breaking: Faith-Inspired Civil Disobedience
Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room 2501-A
Presented by Side with Love & UU Young Adults for Climate Justice

Unitarian Universalists historically and today have taken action for justice with an understanding that it is just to break an unjust law and sometimes breaking a law is necessary to preventing a greater harm or injustice. Explore spiritual foundations and cultural contexts for faith-inspired risk taking and law breaking.

Holistic Management: Healing Systems, Spirits, and Society
Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.,  Room 2105
UU Young Adults for Climate Justice

“Holistic Management” is a philosophy and agricultural practice for
regenerating healthy ecosystems. Learn about holistic management
principles from local prairie restoration expert Julie Mettenburg, and
explore the intersections of praxes for healing our Earth, our spirits,
and our society with UU Minister Sara Green and UU seminarian farmer,
Ariel Aaronson-Eves.

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UUMFE and Partners Explore Emergency Response, Intersections of Justice, and Collaboration and Decolonization

Demanding Justice & Equity in Emergency Response
Thursday, 3:00-5:30 p.m., Room 3501 CD
UU Ministry for Earth, EqUUal Access, UU College of Social Justice

Inequalities multiply in disaster situations: prisoners left behind in evacuation zones and exploited to fight wildfires, ICE patrolling emergency shelters, low-income people displaced or poisoned, people with disabilities left behind… As climate change causes increasing large-scale disasters, prepare to put UU values into action for justice in emergency response.

Called to the Intersections of Justice
Friday, 11:15-12:15 p.m., Room 2215 C
Rev. Manish Mishra Marzetti, Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Rev. Sofia Betancourt, Rev. Kathleen McTigue

Ground yourself in Unitarian Universalist theology, history, and spiritual practices to build the courage for intersectional justice work. UU Environmental Justice leaders will share how to follow the lead of communities directly affected by environmental racism, stay spiritually resilient in the face of oppression, and connect the dots between issues. The panelists are all contributors to Justice on Earth, an anthology of writings about environmental justice. The workshop will be followed by a book signing at the UU Ministry for Earth booth, #432 in the Exhibit Hall.

Oceti Sakowin and Beyond: Creating Transformative Collaboration
Saturday, 1:30-4:00 p.m., Room 2103 B
The InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration

The InterNātional Initiative for Transformative Collaboration has invited Unitarian Universalists to co-explore how can we decolonize our spirits, conversations and relationships to build intercultural trust, unity and transformative collaboration among humanity, towards greater respect and balance with Mother Earth. Learn more and participate in this sacred experiment of Beloved Community.

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