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Here We Go Marching

April 26, 2017

GO FORTH to March and Witness and Connect

                       

ART HAPPENINGS, PHOTO OPS, BREAKFAST and MORE

The UU Sponsors and Volunteers, especially the folks at All Souls Unitarian, have planned exciting events to amplify your experience in Washington, D.C. Check out the Schedule of Events and plan to join in with creativity and energy to connect and plan for our future engagements.

The Commit2Respond initiative began with the People’s Climate March in New York City, in September of 2014. On April 29th, we will march again with the People's Climate Movement to show the world that we recommit to respond to the urgency of averting climate chaos. The Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Service Committee, and UU Ministry for Earth have all signed on to be partner organizations for the People’s Climate Movement. We encourage UUs to participate in the mobilization to Washington, D.C. or in a sister march in your own corner of the world.

Events for UUs in Washington, D.C. are planned all day Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30.  Check out the Art Builds that are happening April 22-23 and April 26-27 and the events at All Souls' Unitarian.  RSVP at the button below.  If you are in the area, volunteer opportunities are available. 

                                                  

     “I hope, with all my heart that on April 29 thousands of UUs come to Washington D.C.  I yearn for a coherent UU response to climate injustice, and right after the PCM in Washington, DC there will be opportunities to build this united campaign. I believe it matters that we march; to impact government, and as faith community, to hone ourselves, and our Big Love for the world. It will be good to be together.” 
     Karen Brammer, Manager for the UUA Green Sanctuary Program

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Unitarian Universalist People's Climate Events in Washington D.C.

April 12, 2017

Unitarian Universalists will be traveling to Washington, D.C. from all over the country and marching together in the Faith contingent of the People's Climate Movement: March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. Check out all of these opportunities to connect and take action together:

Saturday, April 29th

9:00 - 12:00 am     Cafe Fifty-Nine, 409 3rd St. SW 20024  (@ Metro Station - Fed Center SW)

Meet with other Unitarian Universalists at Cafe Fifty-Nine, for BREAKFAST, RALLY, and WORSHIPING together before the People's Climate March. Cafe 59 is very close to the gathering and starting point for the climate march. The cafe is graciously opening just for us, giving us a great pre-March meet up spot with coffee, pastries and a breakfast bar available for purchase, and restrooms.This is an opportunity to meet and greet, organize, take pictures, have some food and hydration, sing, and generally prepare for the Climate March. We will worship together beginning at 10:30 am.

 

12:30 - 4:00 pm     March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Unitarian Universalists will be marching together as part of a larger faith contingent. If you can't meet UUs at Cafe 59, find us with the "Keepers of Faith" in the lineup between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Unitarian Universalists are encouraged to wear Standing on the Side of Love shirts &/or other Unitarian Universalist attire and to bring signs, flags, banners, etc. (see below for more info about art preparation!).

4:00 - 8:00 pm     After Party at All Souls Church Unitarian - 1500 Harvard St. NW @ 16th St.

Enjoy Live Music, UU Fellowship, Food Truck Dining & Advocacy at the All Souls Church After-Party, 2 miles north of the White House near Columbia Heights Metro. Enjoy the Live Caribbean Music of HIGH ENERGY on the Terrace. Connect and network with  UU Climate Justice activists to build our climate movement and network of Climate Action Teams. Here are DIRECTIONS to All Souls Church from the March for Climate, Jobs, & Justice

 

Sunday, April 30th

9:30 & 11:15 am     All Souls Church Unitarian Sunday Services
Come hear special guest preacher Johnnie Aseron, with the Inter-National Initiative for Transformative Collaboration. Johnnie was the coordinator of wellness and inter-faith events at Oceti Sakowin Camp of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

12:30 - 1:30 pm     Vegetarian Lunch & Fellowship on the Terrace - $12 - ORDER HERE IN ADVANCE

1:30 - 4:00 pm     Climate Justice Movement Building
Round out your weekend of climate action with a panel and discussion about breaking down silos and building a unified Unitarian Universalist movement for Climate Justice in solidarity with frontline impacted communities.  Speakers will include Johnnie Aseron (Inter-National Initiative for Transformative Collaboration), Robin Lewis from Energy Justice Network,
Rev. Karen Brammer (UUAGreen Sanctuary Program), and Other Community Justice Leaders - TBA

 

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Advocacy Opportunities:

1. Prepare Advocacy Letters to be Hand Delivered by UUs to Congress (must be received by May 4)

2. Help Deliver UU Letters on May 9, with the UUSJ Advocacy Corps

3. Thurs, 27 Apr - Visit & Express your Climate Justice positions to your representatives on Capitol Hill with Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) -- Contact your State Chapter to make plans

Art Builds!
Stop in during one of the following times, to help create flags, parachutes, and protest artwork for the UU presence at the People’s Climate March:

 

April 26, 4:00 - 8:00 pm Art build and sign making at All Souls Church Unitarian | RSVP here

April 27, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Art build and sign making, community dinner and worship at All Souls Church Unitarian | Dinner and Worship will be 6:30 - 8pm, followed by one more hour of arts and sign preparation. RSVP here

 

Are you hosting an art build at your own congregation? Contact Aly Tharp, aly@commit2respond.org, and let them know about it!

 

 

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