Don’t Look Away—Stand Up!

ATTEND & SPREAD THE WORD!

Let’s join our partners, Network Delaware Safe Communities Campaign and the ACLU-DE, at this vigil. Wear your Side with Love shirts!

Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. For more information, click here

Rodney Square
Friday, July 12
7:00 – 9:15 p.m.


Facebook event information, hereLET’S MAKE THIS THE LARGEST ATTENDED VIGIL/PROTEST IN WILMINGTON! Brought to you by the Human Rights Task Force. Questions? E-mail Becky Laster at blaster102@verizon.net.

UUs Seek Passage of HB5

Vote is Tuesday. Contact your legislator today.

As a member of the steering committee of the Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network (UUDAN), I’ve written to my state representative to urge passage of HB5, which would reform concurrent and consecutive sentencing by providing sentencing judges with the discretion to sentence prison time concurrently when appropriate.  According to Attorney General Kathy Jennings, HB 5 would make a huge difference in the length of sentences. This bill would very significantly help achieve our goal of reducing mass incarceration in Delaware. 

You can add your voice by clicking

to join UUDAN’s letter writing campaign. It only takes a minute to support this crucial criminal justice reform.

Even if your legistlator is a “sure vote” on this bill, your support gives him or her the courage to pass other needed reforms.

One Last Chore at Elbert Palmer Elementary School

Elbert Palmer School

Teachers Must Pack Up on Short Notice

(You can help them on Saturday.)

Sometimes we have time to plan – other times we just need to act quickly!  The Elbert Palmer Elelentary School told its teachers this week that  the building will be open THIS Saturday for packing.
As the school year comes to an end, the teachers and staff at Elbert Palmer will sadly be saying goodbye to the building, which is being closed by the Christina School Districe. With that comes a lot of packing and moving of materials.
Anyone available to help out this Saturday would be greatly appreciated.
Report to the school beginning at 9:30 to lend a hand.
Elbert Palmer Elementary School
1210 Lobdell St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Human Rights Task Force Movie Night

Tomorrow! Oscar nominated documentary:

The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

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You’re invited to a screening of The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2009, which follows the passage of the pioneering Death with Dignity Act in Washington State. Delaware could join Washington as a state that allows families the opportunity for dignity and compassion as part of their end-of-life decisions. The Delaware House Health and Human Development Committee is considering an End of Life Options Act this spring.  Come see the movie, learn about the Delaware bill, and join in a discussion.

Friday, May 10:  7:00 – 9:00pm
Brunner Chapel

First Unitarian Church
730 Halstead Road
Wilmington 19803

(Park in the back parking lot)

Brought to you by the First Unitarian Human Rights Task Force, the UU Delaware Advocacy Network, and Compassion and Choices.

Open Meeting on Social Justice with Rev. Pamela Wat

 

Meet the minister candidate and discuss
social action at First Unitarian Church.

march for our lives in Denton january 24 2018

Rev. Pamela Wat speaks at the March for Our Lives, Denton TX, March 2018

 

This is a open meeting for members of First Unitarian’s Social Justice Task Forces* — and for anyone interested in Rev. Wat’s role as a public voice in the community for the values of Unitarian Universalism.

Wednesday, May 1
Parish Hall
5:30 to 6:30 pm

*Environmental Justice Task Force
Human Rights Task Force
Independent Living for Young Adults (ILYA)

All others welcome.

Human Rights in Palestine

Palestine-Israel HR Initiative

CHILDREN OF PALESTINE:
HEARTBREAK AND HOPE 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 7-8:30 PM , part 1 of a 3-part series
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1502 West 13th Street, Wilmington 19806

 
Playgrounds for Palestine – An Act of Love

Presented by Hanan Urick. This project is an expression of solidarity with the plight of children and an affirmation of their right to childhood. There are 36 playgrounds in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon, and many happy children. Hanan will also talk about SkateQilya, a skateboarding camp for boys and girls in Palestine that Playgrounds for Palestine has sponsored for the past three summers.

Hanan Urick is a first generation Palestinian-American. She is a mom, pharmacist, school volunteer and children’s rights advocate. Her involvement in Playgrounds for Palestine stems from her love of children and her strong beliefs in the merits of play. Hanan will bring olive oil and ceramics from Palestine to sell for the benefit of Playgrounds for Palestine.

Following this will be a short documentary “Flying Paper” which tells the uplifting story of resilient youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.

Palestine-Israel HR Initiative

Co-sponsored by: Centre Friends Meeting; Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights, DE Churches for Middle East Peace, Hanover Presbyterian Church, Human Right Task Force of First Unitarian Church, Hanover Presbyterian Church, New Ark United Church of Christ; Newark Friends Meeting; Silverside Church, St. Helena’s Social Ministry; St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church; The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew; The Rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, UUFN Social Justice Committee, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Wilmington Friends Peace & Social Justice Committee