Six Table Talks at UUA General Assembly Offer Small Group Discussions

Table Talks will be a chance to connect with activists from around the country and learn from both local and national leaders in a small group setting. UUMFE and partners are hosting six ‘table talks’ in the General Assembly Exhibit Hall. These small group gatherings will include presentation of information and discussion facilitated by the leaders of each session. The leaders are local and national activists with experiences and tips to share about community organizing, the science, law, and policy of justice issues, and expressing UU values through action.

Seating is limited.
REGISTER TODAY
or during General Assembly at the UUMFE Exhibit Hall Booth, #432.

The six sessions include the following.

Fighting for Justice in a Red State
Thursday, 11:00-11:45 p.m.

How does fighting for justice in a red state differ from fighting for justice in a blue state? What if your state is red, but your locality is blue? Rev. Sarah C. Oglesby-Dunegan, minister, UU Fellowship of Topeka and Chair, Kansas Interfaith Action (KIA), and Rabbi Moti Rieber, KAI’s executive director.

Roots of Justice
Thursday, 11:00-11:45 p.m.

What are the roots of justice (and injustice)? What do world history, the present moment, and likely futures tell us how to build holistic justice through the 2018 elections and beyond? Dick Burkhart, UUs for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) inequality expert, and Rev. Earl Koteen, environmental justice minister.

Freight, Enviro Justice, & Climate Change
Friday, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Vehicles and the refining of fuel for them are the #1 source of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Diesel exhausts are particular toxic. Eric Kirkendall, co-founder of Clean Air Now and the Diesel Health Project in Kansas City.

Climate Change Impact on Native American Communities
Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Native American communities are often among the worst “sacrifice zones” for multiple oppressions including environmental/climate racism. Elizabeth Kronk Warner is a law professor at University of Kansas and an appellate judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe.

Advocating UU Values in the Nation’s Capitol
Friday, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

How can your congregation influence its elected officials in Washington DC on key public policy matters? Learn what UUs for Social Justice is doing to amplify UU voices on Capitol Hill through monthly visits and how we can partner. Lavona Grow, UUSJ Advocacy Chair, and Bob Denniston, UUSJ Board Chair.

Partnerships with Frontline Communities
Saturday, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Most UU congregations aren’t located in “sacrifice zones” where injustice is disproportionate. How do you connect with these communities and their leaders? Rev. Earl Koteen, who has a justice ministry and lives in Berkeley, will talk about outreach to Richmond, CA, and other underserved and overburdened communities.

Seating is limited.
REGISTER TODAY
or during General Assembly at the UUMFE Exhibit Hall Booth, #432.

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