The Environmental Justice Practitioners Network (EJPN) Webinar Series is a program co-hosted by Rev. Karen Brammer (UUA) and Aly Tharp (Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth) to support and deepen Unitarian Universalist ministries and solidarity for environmental justice.

Earlier this week, the EJPN was blessed to welcome Sharon Lavigne, the founder of RISE St. James. Many participants commented that this was the most meaningful and impactful webinar that they had attended to date:

There are just two more webinars left in the 2018-2019 season:

A Conversation with Members of Lummi Nation & Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

April 25th – 4:30-6 pm Pacific / 7:30-9 pm Eastern

Image of a large crowd at a totem pole blessing in Portland, Oregon, 2015; Photo by Paul Anderson via

Perhaps you remember attending one of the Lummi Nation totem pole journeys, or the Public Witness with members of the Lummi Nation at the 2015 General Assembly in Portland, Oregon? Unitarian Universalist relationship and solidarity with the Lummi Nation has rippled across the nation over the years — and many of these ripples can be traced back to dedicated relationship building and solidarity from members of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.

This webinar will build upon stories shared in the UUA Common Read, Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, & Environment.


As Long as Grass Grows – A Conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

May 23rd – 4:30-6 pm Pacific / 7:30-9 pm Eastern

Image of Book Cover via Beacon Press, depicting a drawing an Indigenous woman and small and child in front of a teepee with words "No DAPL" next to them
via Beacon Press

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, renowned Indigenous scholar and Beacon Press author, will be joining us to speak about her soon-to-be-released book, As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and a consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. Her research interests focus on Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and education. She also works within the field of critical sports studies, examining the intersections of indigeneity and the sport of surfing. She is also co-author with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz of “All the Real Indians Died Off” And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.