RE Summer 2020
UUFNN FUUNN Times
1st and 3rd Fridays, 10:00am
June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21, September 4
Children and youth of all ages (with support of their families) are invited to join us for our FUUNN gathering (did you know that the letters of UUFNN rearrange to spell FUUNN?!) We’ll be playing games, doing art projects, and engaging in other fun activities!
Social Justice Story Hour
2nd and 4th Fridays, 5:00pm
June 26, July 10, July 24, August 14, August 28, September 11
Children, youth, and families of all ages are invited to join us for our social justice story hour (which might be like 15 minutes 😊). We will have a brief check-in with one another, and then a story will be shared with all. Each book will focus on themes of social and environmental justice and will be geared towards elementary-age children – although each story will surely have messages for all ages. After the story, some time will be made for brief discussion. Book suggestions welcome!
1st Sunday each month, 10:30am
June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6
Youth (6th-12th grade) are invited to join us for Brunch Bunch! Grab your breakfast/lunch/coffee and join other youth at UUFNN for interesting conversation and socializing.
Black Lives Matter Book Club
Every other Monday beginning with a kick-off on June 22nd, 11:00am
June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31
Youth (6th-12th grade) – dive into the racial justice conversation within a safe and brave group of friends. Don’t be afraid to ask big questions and to think about race in different and new ways. Join us for a kick-off on June 22nd! Then we will begin reading Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson.
District-wide Common Ground Council Events
June 22, July 14, August 11
Check here for more details: www.discoveringcommonground.org
All are invited to join us for this group lesson as well as for other offerings. And we have a native speaker/leader! For more information email Jane Dunn. ¡Nos vemos!
Borderlands Justice Team
2nd Tuesdays, 5:30pm
June 9, July 14, August 11
Join us to discuss UUFNN’s learning, action, and reflection on issues of immigration and intersectional justice. Even during a pandemic, our immigrant neighbors need our solidarity.
Coffee and Conversation
Grab your coffee/tea/breakfast and join us for an informal connection time. Hosted by several members of the caring committee and board.
Side with Love / Love Resists Education Series
Wednesdays, 4:00 or 5:00pm
June 10, June 17, July 1 and July 8, 5pm pacific (join at 4pm to watch the film together)
Unfinished Business: A Study of DuBois’ Reconstruction in America.
This political education series offered by Side With Love and Love Resists will explore the history of the reconstruction era (post-civil war), to give us a deeper understanding of the origin of today’s systemic racism in policing and mass incarceration as well as the Black-led movements resisting it. In this pivotal protest moment sparked by the law-enforcement-linked murders of George Floyd, Amaud Ahmery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade – only the most recent Black lives to be lost to police violence – we’ll learn from the past to be ready for today, and to build towards the world we dream of. On Thursdays following each of these webinars, all are invited to an unfacilitated conversation with others at UUFNN to reflect and consider how we might be involved personally and locally.
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms.
Continuing the Black Lives Matter Conversation
Thursdays, 10:30am or 5:30pm
June 11, June 18, July 2, July 9
Whether you participated in the education series the evening before or not, you are invited into an informal time to reflect on the learning and to chat about what you can do.
Thursdays starting July 16th, 5:30pm
(co-facilitators – Doro and Jennifer Cullison)
Let’s keep learning together! We will begin reading and discussing Ibram X. Kendi’s book, How to be an Antiracist. You can order a copy of the book here: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780525509288. We will meet weekly to discuss the book and explore racism through the worldview the book offers.
Junto Social Gathering
Let’s keep learning together! Hosted by our younger adults group, grab a beverage and end your week with some fun conversation.
If you have any questions about these programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org