• Justice Update: Defund Fear, January 2021 January 24, 2021
    Tuesday January 26, 2021 Our Racial Justice and Immigration Focus Group hosted an opportunity to watch a webinar from UUA’s Side With Love and then gather in a Zoom meeting with First UUers afterward for discussion. Webinar Description Conversation with Zach Norris, author of Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment (Beacon Press). Zach Norris is the ...
  • Justice Update: December 2020 December 12, 2020
    Hear farmworker Oscar from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and organizer Uriel from the Fair Food Alliance as they share an update on the Wendy’s campaign and discuss how COVID-19 is impacting farmworkers. Learn how the CIW’s Fair Food Program, the program that has virtually eliminated gender-based violence and modern-day slavery in the fields, ...
  • BLM Perspectives October 10, 2020
    Justice Update #BLM – or Black Lives Matter – has different interpretations according to the audience. The message here is from the perspective of a long-time UU who tries to take a wide-angle perspective on BLM. With a little history and a look a the evolution of the movement, plus a personal perspective, here are some names ...
  • Racial Justice and Immigration October 3, 2020
    Today’s Justice Saturday is about the work of the Racial Justice and Immigration (RJI) JAM Focus Group, specifically its work for immigrant justice. We invite you to learn more about RJI with a short video and information about how you can engage in this important work. The goal of RJI, like that of the congregation, as a ...
  • Healthcare in the Context of a Pandemic September 26, 2020
    Alice Faryna is a physician who experienced the incredible dysfunction of our current medical system personally over her many years in this career. Her experience in more recent years working for Medicare convinced her to join forces with the Single Payer Healthcare movement. She is a long time member of First UU and of the ...
  • Justice Update: Real Change Now August 29, 2020
    Update on BREAD’s “Real Change Now” Campaign BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) is Central Ohio’s congregation-based, multi-faith community organization founded by First UU and ten other congregations over 20 years ago. Now consisting of over 40 racially, religiously, socioeconomically, and geographically diverse congregations, BREAD uses the power of organized people to hold local decision-makers ...
  • Racial and Immigration Justice August 22, 2020
    Today’s Justice Saturday is about the work of the Racial Justice and Immigration (RJI) JAM Focus Group, specifically the work for racial justice. We invite you to learn more about RJI with a short video and information about how you can engage in this important work. The goal of RJI, like that of the congregation, ...
  • Justice Saturday – UUTheVote July 25, 2020
    with First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus JAM Action Team (Justice Action Ministry) The Justice Saturday for July 25th is about GETTING OUT THE VOTE. November 3rd will be here soon. In the words of the late civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis; “Voting is the most powerful, non-violent instrument we have.” Today’s message is from Lynda Smith, ...
  • Justice Saturday – NARAL Ohio July 23, 2020
    Justice Saturday – July 18, 2020 with First UU’s JAM Team (Justice Action Ministry) Today’s edition of Justice Saturday features a video with Kel McConaughey, Development Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, and a member of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, OH. Kel shares about the ongoing work on NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio including findings from The State of Choice 2020 ...
  • Justice Saturday – BREAD June 20, 2020
    Join Alice, Noel, and Kathy to give us an overview of B.R.E.A.D. (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) of which First UU is a founding member. Justice topics are selected each year through listening sessions at member congregations. BREAD has a record of holding politicians and community leaders accountable. Learn more about BREAD’s work – and ...
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