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

Women’s Network of the Upper Valley 
On Tuesday, March 28th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, the Women’s Network of the Upper Valley will be hosting a social networking event at AVA Art Gallery, 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Did you attend or wish you had attended one of the Women’s marches in January? Please come share your stories. If you did not march, but wish you had, come hear the stories!
We also need your ideas and energy, so wear pink and pack a dish to share or a bottle of white wine.
This event is free.
For more information, contact Joan at 603-643-4143.


Date: Tuesday April 4, 2017
Title: MotherUp! Lobby Day
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, VT
Cost, if any: None
Brief Description of Event: Tentative Schedule: 9:30am – State House Tour, 10:30am – Testimony in Natural Resources and Energy Committee, 11am: Meeting with Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, 12pm: Lunch with Legislators. Parents and children welcome!
Contact information (if relevant): Geraldine Fowler, North Chapel (802) 457-2557 or office@northchapelvt.org
Website link (if applicable): Vermont 350: Mother Up


Date: Tuesday April 4, 2017
Title: Collective Reading of Dr.MLKing’s “Breaking the Silence” speech
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, VT
Cost, if any: Free
Contact information: jacqueline.fischer@goddard.edu
Sponsored by: WOKE Woodstock
Website link: http://www.kingandbreakingsilence.com/


Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
Title: Climate Change March
Time: TBA
Location: Montpelier / Washington D.C.
Cost, if any: none
Brief Description of Event:
Contact information (if relevant):  
Website link (if applicable): https://peoplesclimate.org


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)

Related Articles
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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