Dwelling in Hope VIRTUAL Rally

THIS SUNDAY with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Join the UUCM Social Justice Team, Beacon leaders, clergy and supporters from across our Collaborative for a virtual rally at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 to demonstrate our power to elected officials and our commitment to prioritize home. We know that passing Bring It Home, MN and achieving our ultimate vision of every person being housed will take ALL of us continuing to fight hard and fight together in the 2021 legislative session and beyond. Register here to join this event and receive your Zoom link.

Mapping Prejudice: A Look at Jim Crow of the North and Its Legacy

Tuesday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm via Zoom
Join us for this program in which we’ll view the documentary Jim Crow of the North. After the film, we will explore next-steps to address the damage wrought by these policies and hear from Golden Valley City Attorney Maria Cisneros, who helped launch the Just Deeds Project to remove restrictive racial covenants from deeds. We can take action even during a pandemic!

(UPDATE Kirsten Delegard, Ph.D. was going to lead this program but is unable to attend due to a family emergency.)

During this event, you will:

  • Learn how racial housing segregation was embedded in the Twin Cities and nationally.
  • Understand the federal policies and regulations that continued this segragation for decades.
  • See evidence of the current impacts of these institutionalized racial disparities.
  • Find out ways you can take action now.

A Zoom link will be published in the UUCM Friday Update email newsletter as the date approaches. If you are not already subscribed to the Friday Update, click here to subscribe or email Kate Flom to request the Zoom link.

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Social Generosity Offering: November 2020

Our November offering will go to honor and support the 25th year of the IOCP Sleep Out Campaign. Thousands of caring kids and community members have joined this movement to sleep in boxes, tents and cars (or donate to those who do) to raise awareness and funds to prevent homelessness. The funds raised through the Sleep Out campaign help IOCP (Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners) deliver individualized services – in the areas of family support, food, housing and neighborhoods, education and youth, employment, and transportation – that help nearly 2,000 local families each year stabilize, strengthen and thrive. Visit sleepout.iocp.org to learn more.

How to Donate: You can donate online using a credit card at bit.ly/giveuucm. You may also mail a contribution to UUCM at 2030 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391. Simply make your check out to “UUCM” with “Social Generosity” in the memo line.

Lower Your Carbon Footprint!

The UUCM Climate Justice Committee is committed to helping you lower your personal energy use this year. We will have a new focus each month.

For November, please consider a HOME ENERGY AUDIT. You are eligible if you are an Xcel or Centerpoint Energy customer – the Home Energy Squad is ready to help. An audit can be done virtually (free) or in person.  There are programs for condos, apartments, townhomes and single-family homes. The most you will pay is $100.

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New Resources on Race

Many of you are engaging in anti-racism learning both individually and in community at UUCM. As a follow-up resource to our recent small group offering, here is a resource list with suggested books, movies, podcasts, and organizations. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but is a place to start or continue your journey and commitment to racial healing and justice. If you know of other resources that may be helpful, please feel free to share them with our adult ed. ministry facilitator, Stephanie Siewert