Human Rights

Sign the UU Service Committee’s Petition to End the Jailing of Refugee Children

Jail is no place for children.

Yet hundreds of refugee children and their mothers are currently being imprisoned in for-profit detention camps, which are essentially jails, in the Southwestern United States. This is a violation of their basic dignity and human rights. Join us in calling on President Obama to release these imprisoned children.

Screening of “Madina’s Dream”- Documentary on Sudan – March 23, Washington, DC

Monday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Cost: Free
Civilians in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan are once again facing the disastrous consequences of the ongoing war between the Sudanese government and rebel forces. In order to call greater attention to this largely underreported and forgotten crisis, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide worked with award-winning filmmaker Andrew Berends to support the production of Madina’s Dream.

UU Service Committee and UUA Have a Petition to Oppose Detroit Water Shut Offs

UUSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) are petitioning Mayor Michael Duggan, DWSD Director Sue McCormick, and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to restore water to most vulnerable households and to stop further shutoffs to vulnerable households. Help us send a strong message to Detroit’s emergency manager and water utility director. Help stop mass shutoffs and protect residents of this great American city. Help defend the human right to water.