UU Ministry for Earth was involved in numerous official workshops, as well as hosting two very exciting side events:
The Procession of Species & UUMFE 30th Anniversary Dinner Celebration
When: Thursday 6/20, 5:30 – 6:45 PM
Where: Convention Center; Procession to Spokane Riverfront Park (see map below)
UUMFE invited UU congregations and communities to bring a symbolic artistic representation of an endangered or threatened species from your area to General Assembly for a “Procession of the Species” from the Convention Center down to the Spokane River where there will be a prayer at the water and a 30th Anniversary Dinner Celebration at a pavillion in the Riverfront Park.RSVP for Dinner in the Park
If you are making a costume or piece of art for the Procession of Species, please check out the full “Call to Arts” resources and notify UUMFE about your plans.
You can also join the procession without bringing a species!
Meet at the lawn outside the convention center at 5:30 pm, immediately after the last workshop of the day (see picture below).
“Necessity: Oil, Water, & Climate Resistance” Sneak Preview Film Screening
When: Saturday, June 22, 9:00 PM
Where: Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA
After the General Assembly Closing Ceremony, UU Ministry for Earth will be held a sneak peak screening at the Magic Lantern Theatre, of Necessity: Oil, Water, & Climate Resistance.
Necessity Trailer from Jan Haaken on Vimeo.
Grounded in people and places at the heart of the climate crisis, “Necessity” traces the fight in Minnesota against the expansion of pipelines carrying toxic tar sands oil through North America. The story unfolds in a setting where indigenous activists and non-indigenous allies make use of the necessity defense in making a moral case for acts of civil disobedience. The film calls into question whether legal strategies are sufficient in responding to the scale of the global climate crisis.
Tickets can be reserved at a sliding scale of $5-50. Proceeds will support UUMFE and the production costs of the film.