Netroots Nation - PANEL: GIVE IT UP: DIRECT GIVING AS A CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND BASE BUILDING STRATEGY
Poverty and lack of access to the means to exit from poverty disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx folks, LGBT and gender non-confirming folks, those with disabilities and single parents. Seventy percent of the country believes that redistribution of wealth should be part of our tax and social policy. While we should support these policies, we needn’t wait to act on the local level. Join us to hear strategies for developing a donor base, coordinating direct giving and demonstrating how everyday people with an internet connection can help provide for their communities on small and large scales. The panelists will share how they have fed thousands, housed hundreds, bailed out many and continue to use their voices and platforms to help the most marginalized.
ALLIES IN ACTION ANTI-RACISM BOOTCAMP
This 3-night, 4 day bootcamp in the Highlands of North Carolina is designed to help white people looking to be effective allies to marginalized communities:
get clear about the work they need to do
connect with other white people committed to anti-oppression work
develop a personal and collective anti-racism action plan
learn directly from Black Women & non-men organizers
IN ADDITION, EVERY SEAT AT THE ALLIES IN ACTION ANTI-RACISM BOOTCAMP COVERS THE COST OF A BLACK WOMAN ORGANIZER TO ATTEND A 2020 HEALING RETREAT FREE OF CHARGE.
The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium responds to a longing on the part of many Black Unitarian Universalists to more fully understand where we have been, who we are now, and how we hope to live out our Unitarian Universalism as Black people.
This four-day gathering will offer a welcome reception on Wednesday evening; educative, informative, and interactive plenaries on Thursday and Friday; spiritual grounding and worship experiences that speak directly to our onsite learning; and as many meaningful and joy-filled networking and community-building opportunities as you can handle. We will conclude our time together with a worship service on Saturday morning, open to all, at Unity Church-Unitarian.
We are opening ourselves up to an articulation of Unitarian Universalism that is unapologetically Black and proceeds from our co-creation and co-development, such that we might proclaim and clarify a vision for a Black Unitarian Universalism. Join us in St. Paul, Minnesota for this historic event!
The Symposium is open to everyone, and we are prioritizing spaces for Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color. Please register and we'll follow up and let you know when registration is full.
This exciting symposium is named for Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (abolitionist, suffragist, author, Unitarian) and Rev. Joseph Jordan (the first Black ordained Universalist).