Category: Social Justice Public Witness

Social Justice/Public Witness newsletter: week of 1/7/24

Welcome to 2024 A recent Carolyn Hax column in WaPo resonated with me… Hi, Carolyn: I’m feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume and magnitude of issues that I’m passionate about: gun control, abortion access, environmental protections, etc. I’ve sent out feelers about volunteering for organizations that address these huge problems, but then I start to feel as … Continue reading Social Justice/Public Witness newsletter: week of 1/7/24

Action Alert on HB 68: Please contact your state Representative

Ohio families with transgender children relieved DeWine vetoed HB 68, worry about potential override Thankfully, Governor DeWine has vetoed HB 68, which doesn’t allow gender-affirming care for children who aren’t grandfathered in (have already begun treatment). However, the measure passed with 62 votes, and only 60 are needed to override his veto. See how your … Continue reading Action Alert on HB 68: Please contact your state Representative

2024 Resolution: Save Coney Island and honor Marian Spencer’s legacy!

Coney Island’s Moonlite Gardens & Sunlite Pool Under Threat Time to activate social networks and talk to decision makers; paving over Coney Island is an abysmally bad idea! You lose parking to do it, something this venue already seriously lacks and we have plenty of venues between Riverbend, PNC Pavillion, the Brady Center, the Taft, Ovation, … Continue reading 2024 Resolution: Save Coney Island and honor Marian Spencer’s legacy!

Social Justice/Public Witness calendar: Winter Solstice Edition

Thursday at 5:30 Don’t forget the winter solstice celebration Thursday beginning at 5:30; a taco bar will be provided followed by devotions at 6:30. Also note that our worship on Christmas Eve will be at 5 PM. Finally… GAPP’s 19th Annual New Year’s Day Candlelight Vigil: Dreams for Humanity will take place at the Anderson … Continue reading Social Justice/Public Witness calendar: Winter Solstice Edition

Social Justice/Public Witness newsletter: Giving Tuesday edition

Thursday Applied Information Resources will hold its popular lunch and learn series at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St. Bring a lunch or purchase a Silverglade sandwich for $6.50. You can also view it on YouTube along with previous forums; like First UU, AIR archives its content. Saturday at 3 There will be a Kwanzaa celebration at Community … Continue reading Social Justice/Public Witness newsletter: Giving Tuesday edition

Social Justice/Public Witness Newsletter: Thanksgiving Edition

How to: DISMANTLE SYSTEMIC RACISM IN GREATER CINCINNATI Here is the link to the notes from An Action-Based Conversation Focused on Racism in Cincinnati; yes, there’s LOTS of suggestions! Just think about your sphere of influence and pick something that resonates with you… I knew it would happen eventually: bad URL. Try: www.TheVoiceOfBlackCincinnati.com (dining options can be found here) MARCC … Continue reading Social Justice/Public Witness Newsletter: Thanksgiving Edition

8th Principle and First UU, Volume 1

JOURNEYING TOWARD SPIRITUAL WHOLENESS The 8th Principle affirms and promotes journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. Inclusion, when done right, can be incredibly productive and can open doors for diverse folk. In the music industry, Folk Alliance International … Continue reading 8th Principle and First UU, Volume 1

Social Justice/Public Witness – Week of 11/13/23

Monday at 6 You can learn about de-escalating conflict in public spaces; this 60-minute interactive training teaches you how to handle situations so that hate and harassment don’t escalate into violence. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with. Using … Continue reading Social Justice/Public Witness – Week of 11/13/23

Social Justice/Public Witness – Calendar Week of 10/30/23

Ignite Peace’s Excellent Program Almost 60 people participated in Ignite Peace’s excellent program, Racism in Greater Cincinnati: An Action-Focused Conversation Tuesday! Many intriguing suggestions were surfaced; one of the best from the economic initiatives sub-group was simple: seek out and patronize black-owned businesses. A group of people from Bellarmine Chapel goes out to eat every … Continue reading Social Justice/Public Witness – Calendar Week of 10/30/23