Social Justice Action Forum

Our North Chapel Forum has been set up for our church community, to encourage active participation in local, regional, and national events, and to share information about causes, action opportunities, organizations, and publications which relate to upholding our Seven UU Principals.

I.  The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
II.  Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
III.  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
IV. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
V. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
VI.  The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
VII. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

**Calendar Posting instructions at the bottom of this list**

 

Who: Woodstock Social Justice Initiative 
What: Fundraising Event for John Brown Day
Date: September 20, 2017
Place: Pleasant Street Books
Time: 7:30pm
A fund raiser for the John Brown / racial justice event at the high school (Saturday 14 October)

Luette Saul (vocalist)
Sonny Saul (piano)
Peter Concilio (bass)
Tim Gilmore (drums)


Who: Woodstock Social Justice Initiative
What:John Brown Day! Anti-Racism Symposium: 14 Oct. 2017
Why: Raising Awareness on Contemporary Racism
Date: October 14, 2017
Place: Woodstock Union High School
Time: all-day (9-4)

Artists, Musicians, Historians, Writers led events. Volunteers welcome!

More info: https://wsji.wordpress.com


Washington, DC The Women’s Convention, an inaugural conference that will bring thousands of women and femmes of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27 – 29, 2017 for three days of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building. resist@womensmarch.com


You are invited to forward new calendar posting information for inclusion on this site to:
Veronica Delay (veronica.delay@gmail.com)
and/or Peg Brightman (pbri@aol.com).


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Opportunities to be posted soon.


You are invited to forward new posting information for inclusion on this site to:
Veronica Delay (veronica.delay@gmail.com)
and/or Peg Brightman (pbri@aol.com).

To post Calendar Events, please include Date, Title of Event,  Time, Location,
Cost (if any), Brief Description, and contact information.

To our knowledge, none of these organizations or announcements are linked to a political party or candidate (in accordance with UUA guidelines).
This Forum is not a blog, nor is it interactive.

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ACTION MANUALS AND GUIDES

The Indivisible Guide : https://www.indivisibleguide.com/
Peoples Action
The Resistance Manual   www.resistancemanual.org/Resistance_Manual_Home

We encourage you to offer support, financial or other,
to organizations of particular interest to you.  

SEE LISTINGS BELOW:

CIVIL LIBERTIES
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
American Friends Service Committee
Anti-Defamation League
Black Lives Matter
Human Rights Watch
NAACP
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Southern Poverty Law Center
WISE  womenofwise.org  (Women’s Initiaitve for Self-Empowerment)
womensmarch.com
Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee

DISASTER RELIEF
The American Red Cross
CARE
UNICEF

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Friends of the Earth
Greenpeace
Sierra Club
SierraRise.org
350.org
Union of Concerned Scientists

GUN CONTROL
action.gunresponsibility.org/Keep-Fighting
Everytown for Gun Control   info@everytown.org
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
gunsensevt – Anne Braden

IMMIGRATION/ REFUGEE SUPPORT
St. James Refugee Support, Woodstock (nmacleod@stjameswoodstock.org)
VRRP (Burlington, VT. ) Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program  ( vrrp.org)
WANN (NH)(Welcoming All Nationalities Network: legal assistance re immigration)

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SOCIAL ACTION ORGANIZATIONS
Bold Progressives.org
Change.org
Color of Change
Countable  countablecampaigns.com
Corporate Accountability International
Credo
democracyforamerica.com
MoveOn.org
Our Revolution
Resist
RISE
RISE upper valley
Swing Left      swingleft.org/
“We the People” is a website dedicated to providing opportunities to petition our government. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov