General Assembly 2021

General Assembly 2021

UU Ministry For Earth will offer a variety of programming at the all-virtual UUA General Assembly, June 23-27, 2021. Connect with UUMFE on the Whova app!

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Thank you for making time during General Assembly to connect with UU Ministry for Earth!
Make sure you join the UUMFE mailing list and check out the online store for shirts, bandanas, and buttons!
Also connect with UUMFE at these official GA programs: 

Live Programs

BIPOC Caucus on Environmental Justice — Thursday, June 24 at 2-3:30pm PT / 3 MT / 4 CT / 5 ET

Climate change affects us all, but it devastates communities of color and marginalized people. This session will focus on the intersections of racial and economic, environmental, and climate justice. It is an early step toward forming a BIPOC caucus interested in these issues and is a part of UUMFE. Speakers: Paula Cole Jones, Dr. Rashid Shaikh

Rights of Nature: Who Speaks for the Earth? — Friday, June 25 at 2-3:30pm PT / 3 MT / 4 CT / 5 ET

Increasingly more communities are declaring that lakes, rivers, forest, grasslands, all of the earth has rights, and are winning. Hear from three Indigenous leaders at the forefront of the Rights of Nature Movement on Turtle Island, followed by an On-Demand program focused on how UUs can engage as strong partners. Speakers: Winona LaDuke, Casey Camp-Horinek, Elliott Moffett, Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs. With UU Ministry for Earth, DRUUMM Native Caucus, UUA Green Sanctuary Program. 

Indigenous Perspective on Prison Abolition — Saturday, June 26 at 2-3:30pm PT / 3 MT / 4 CT / 5 ET

“Doing justice” often means punishing “law-breakers” and sending them to prison – even though prisons neither deter crime nor rehabilitate prisoners. The prison system perpetuates racism, social injustice, and disenfranchisement of protectors of the earth. Original peoples traditionally promote restorative justice, beginning again in relationship and making the community whole. Speakers: Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs, Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Nick Estes, PhD, Rev. Karen Van Fossan. With DRUUMM, UU Ministry for Earth, Water Protector Legal Collective

Intergenerational Action: All In for Climate/Food Justice — Saturday, June 26 at 2-3:30pm PT / 3 MT / 4 CT / 5 ET 

Join with Unitarian Universalists of all ages for intergenerational dialogue about how to take action to achieve climate justice, food equity, and sustainability. Learn with and from one another during this interactive workshop and gear up for a year of activity and organizing. Speakers: Amelia Diehl, Bruce Knotts, Brynna Seligman. With UUA Office at the United Nations, UU Young Adults for Climate Justice

On-Demand Programs

#621 – Drawing Communities Together for Climate Action & Justice 

Hear inspired stories of UU congregational transformation and partnership that advance climate justice in communities across Turtle Island (North America). Participants will leave equipped with tools to take climate action grounded in faith, science and social justice, from the UUA Green Sanctuary 2030 Update, Project Drawdown and more. Speakers:  David Freedman (Elders Climate Action), Sheila Tarbet, Beck Mordini.  NOTE:  Dr. Elizabeth Bagley was invited to present but was unable to attend.

The UU Drawdown 2021 Initiative (UU DD 2021) will continue through September 2021.  There is plenty of time to still participate as an individual or with a team – Just follow the instructions HERE.     With UU Ministry for the Earth, UUA Green Sanctuary

Rights of Nature Part II: UU Movement Engagement 

What does membership look like in our virtual age and beyond? How can we radically reinvent memberships pathways to be intentionally inclusive? An update to our popular GA 2019 workshop, Phoebe and Janine revisit the creation of a membership path that is deeper and more inclusive than simply financial giving. Speakers: Aly Tharp, Deb Cruz, Gary Robbins. With UU Ministry for the Earth, DRUUMM Native Caucus, JUUstice Washington

Call to Prison Abolition: Indigenous Justice 

“Doing justice” often means punishing “law-breakers” and sending them to prison – even though prisons neither deter crime nor rehabilitate prisoners. The prison system perpetuates racism, social injustice, and disenfranchisement of protectors of the earth. Original peoples traditionally promote restorative justice, beginning again in relationship and making the community whole. Speakers: Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs, Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Nick Estes, PhD, Rev. Karen Van Fossan. With DRUUMM, UU Ministry for Earth, Water Protector Legal Collective