Unitarian Universalist

Meeting of Unitarian Universalists for Environmental Justice and Climate – January 10, River Road UU Congregation, Bethesda, MD

Saturday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
River Road UU Congregation
6301 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Tentative Agenda

9:00-9:30 Coffee and registration
9:30-10:15 Greetings, Environmental Reading, Overview of the activities
of each congregation. UUA &UUSC web site Commit 2Respond-brief discussion.
10:15-11:00 David Smedick/Sierra Club Maryland Beyond Coal (to be confirmed)
11:00-11:30 Solutions to climate change: Selected examples of local and
national initiatives. Local-Green Building Codes; National- Rocky Mountain
Institute-transforming global energy
11:30-12:00 Breakout groups to discuss the above and other possible
actions on the local and national level
12:00-12:30 Initiate planning for potential actions re the climate
conference in Paris. Closing by UUSJ minister
12:30-1:30 Catered lunch

DC Area People of Color Gatherings

Group sessions begin in October.
First Sundays-Leaders of Color

Lay leaders of color who serve as Board members,RE teachers, Social Justice Committee members

Second Sundays-Youth of Color

Youth ages 13 -18 years old, who identify as a person of color.

Third Sundays-Multi-Racial Families

At least one person identifies as UU and at least one person in the family identifies as a person of color.

From our UUSJ Co-Chair Hal Fuller on Why He Attended Justice GA

Hal Fuller is a member of the UU Congregation of Fairfax, Virginia. He is a founder and co-chair of “UUs for Social Justice in the National Capital Region” Hal recently facilitated and participated in “Building the World We Dream About,” a Unitarian Universalist Association program offered at UUCF that “seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.”

OpenDoor Housing Fund – Safe and Socially Responsible Investing UUs invest well in a place that does good

This allows OpenDoor to make short-term, low interest loans to tenant associations and nonprofit and for profit local affordable housing providers, preserving affordable housing, preventing foreclosure and financing “green housing. When these projects are completed and sold or rented, OpenDoor’s loans are repaid and the money is available to be loaned out again.