UU Justice Ohio Assembly 2021: We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest

Start: Saturday, December 11, 202110:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

Dear Friends,

Ella’s Song by Bernice Johnson Reagon was inspired by the work, words, and life of Ella Baker. This year's UU Justice Ohio Assembly is inspired by the first line of Ella's Song which is: “We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest."

Indeed, the journey towards freedom and justice is a long one. We cannot and will not rest, but we need to equip ourselves with hope, imagination, and community to give us the resilience and endurance to continue on the journey.  

I want to invite you to attend the UU Justice Ohio 2021 Assembly on Saturday, December 11.

In addition to our Business Meeting, the Assembly will include an address from the League of Women Voters of Ohio as well as the opportunity to attend two of three workshop options: Being Wholly Aware, The Art of Protest, and Connecting the Dots: Intersections with Environmental Justice.

  • Being Wholly Aware - To be wholly aware involves how to engage with whole awareness to care for ourselves, each other, our community, and our world to create a world where all belong. We will touch on what whole awareness is, how being wholly aware influences how we live and work, why whole awareness isn't the norm.
  • The Art of Protest - Creative expression can be another way to express our desire for freedom and justice. Music, poetry, visual arts, and more can inspire, encourage, and connect us to ways of expressing our voices and ideas that run counter to the narratives of oppression and marginalization.
  • Connecting the Dots - UUJO's Environmental Justice group is working to engage people across Ohio through monthly education and action on ways we can improve the world around us. Sometimes the struggle towards environmental justice reveals new and surprising intersections with other social justice issues like racism, poverty, and even transportation access.

The UUJO Assembly will be a fully online event, but we need you to RSVP, which you can do by filling out the information on the right. Suggested registration donations are on a sliding scale from $25 to $50 (or more). You can make your registration donation here. (You can even set up a recurring donation to support the work UUJO does.) After you register, you'll be directed to a link that will give you more information about the Zoom meeting.

No one who wants to attend will be turned away for inability to donate, so please send an email to info@uujo.org if you need a waiver.

I look forward to seeing you on December 11.

Blessings & Hope,
Pastor Hank

Pastor Hank Osmundson, M.Div. (he/him)
Executive Director


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