For the fifth summer in a row, the Social Justice Committee will use alternate worship formats to explore issues of justice, and to put our affirmation into practice.
Sundays, July 5, 12 and 19 “Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow.” We will continue working through Daniel Hunter’s organizing guide to build a movement to end the new Jim Crow. The Social Justice Committee has purchased copies of the 71-page guide for attendees. Our morning gatherings will combine both worship and activist planning.
- On July 5, we will discuss and work with Chapter 3, Creating Effective Campaigns.
- On July 12, we will be joined by Janis Dutton, Director of the Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice, to talk about their work, and how we might collaborate with them. The Second Sunday collection on July 12 will go to the Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice—the collection will be matched by funds from the Social Justice Committee.
- On July 19, we will continue planning our involvement in campaigns.
Sunday, July 26 “The History of UUs in Oxford, Reily and Hamilton: A Field Trip with Liz Woedl” We will begin at Hopedale at 9:30 am and carpool to six local sites that represent the history of UUs in Oxford, Reily and Hamilton. After our historical visits, we will gather for lunch at J Austin Riverbank Café in Hamilton.