Postcard Campaign for Gun Reform

 

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Delaware UU Congregations Banding Together

All of the Delaware UU congregations are participating in a postcard signing campaign to support SB 163 which bans the sale of assault weapons.

If you are not able to fill out a card at a Sunday service, you can participate in the campaign virtually by clicking the link below.

Virtual Postcard Campaign

Volunteers will transcribe the information you enter to create a hand written postcard to your Senator.  The first round of postcards will be hand delivered to individual Senators on Lobby Day–April 17th.

Please take action to support this important legislation to reduce gun violence in Delaware.

Let’s Do More to Prevent Gun Violence

Learn About Pending Legislation in Delaware

Third Sunday Justice Talk
The Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence
Sunday, April 15, 9:15 to 10:15
Brunner Chapel

Following the March for Our Lives and anticipating consideration of significant new gun safety legislation in Delaware, we have invited Dennis Greenhouse, chair of the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence legislative fund, to speak about successful legislation at the state level and what’s coming before the General Assembly in April and May.

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We will also conduct a postcard campaign in support of SB 163, which would strictly regulate assault-style weapons in Delaware. Come to learn how you can help pass common-sense gun laws that will make our children and communities safer.

Sponsored by the First Unitarian Human Rights Task Force.  

After Bail Reform

Next Steps Towards Reducing Incarceration

Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow presents
Brendan O’Neill
Chief Public Defender, State of Delaware Offices of Defense Services

Monday April 2, 2018;  6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 5th and Washington in West Center City, Wilmington DE
Parking on 5th or 6th street within a block of Tabernacle.

O'Neill_BrendanBrendan O’Neill will speak on the next phase of legislation to follow HB 204, passed this year by the General Assembly. HB 204 initiated a series of bail reform measures, .If we can use this momentum to keep on pushing for reforms, then there will be real change in Delaware. Come and learn how the Coalition—and you—can contribute at this key time!

 

 

 

 

Second Bus Added For Saturday’s March

March and Rally in Rodney Square

March for Lives LogoMore than 40 persons have already registered for the bus from First Unitarian Church to the Wilmington March for Our Lives on Saturday, 3/24. A second bus will be added to ensure that there’s enough space for all who wish to use this service.

There’s room for more! If you are planning to ride and are not registered, sign up here. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person will cover the cost of the bus.

Please assemble in the back parking lot on Halstead Road by 9:15 a.m. to take the bus to Howard High School. From there, we will be marching together to Rodney Square, where there will be a rally to follow including music, informational vendors educating the public on ways we can prevent gun violence in Delaware, and speakers ranging from the students who helped organize the march to some of the sponsors of current gun legislation. 

The bus will be leaving at 12:30 p.m. to return to the church. A suggested donation of $5 is requested to help cover the costs of bus.  Please sign up here to reserve your spot on the bus. Let’s show our community that we support common sense gun laws! Event information can be found on Facebook. Sponsored by our Human Rights Task Force at the First Unitarian Church.

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March for Our Lives—Wilmington

March and Rally in Rodney Square

Sign up for our bus from First Unitarian Church

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First Unitarian Church is organizing a bus to downtown Wilmington for the March for Our Lives event on March 24. March for Our Lives is created by, inspired by and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.

Please join us in the back parking lot on Halstead Road by 9:15 a.m. to take the bus to Howard High School. From there, we will be marching together to Rodney Square, where there will be a rally to follow including music, informational vendors educating the public on ways we can prevent gun violence in Delaware, and speakers ranging from the students who helped organize the march to some of the sponsors of current gun legislation. 

The bus will be leaving at 12:30 p.m. to return to the church. A suggested donation of $5 is requested to help cover the costs of bus.  Please sign up here to reserve your spot on the bus. Let’s show our community that we support common sense gun laws! Event information can be found on Facebook. Sponsored by our Human Rights Task Force at the First Unitarian Church.

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March 18: Third Sunday Justice Talk

Coalition to Dismantle New Jim Crow

Sunday, March 18, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.,
Brunner Chapel

NewJimCrow Logo FreeToSoarDelaware’s Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow grew out of a series of interracial, interdenominational discussions-organized in part by members of First Unitarian Church-of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Since 2013, the Coalition has offered monthly public forums, summits, and conferences seeking to raise awareness and understanding of mass incarceration and systemic and institutional racism. The Coalition advocates for changes in state and local policy to rectify the effects of mass incarceration, institutional racism, and economic inequality, and believes that it is necessary for people of all races to acknowledge the need for racial healing and to collectively work towards a just society. This year’s daylong conference, Power and Change: Dismantling Racial Bias through Community Action will be held on Saturday, April 28. Please welcome Shyanne Miller and Alison Wakelin of the Coalition to our Third Sunday Justice Talk, sponsored by by the First Unitarian Human Rights Task Force.

Hope Johnson Workshop: Sunday March 4

Navigating the Waters of White Supremacy Is a Balancing Act

hope_johnsonSunday March 4, 12:15 p.m.
Light lunch provided (please register)
Child care by reservation
What do we do after acknowledging the fact that we all live in a world that is governed by white supremacist systems? Please join the Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson for a conversation that includes identifying the elements of white supremacy. How do we find balance as we make the leap from simply swimming, to deliberately navigating these treacherous waters?

Please join us on Sunday, March 4, at 12:15 p.m. A light lunch will be served, and child care is available by reservation. (Please email roberta@firstuuwilm.org to request a place at lunch and/or to request child care.)

Rev. Dr. Johnson serves as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Unitarian Universalist Association, while also continuing to stay rooted in congregational service as the Parish Minister of the UU Congregation of Central Nassau, NY. She brings specialties in conflict resolution and multicultural congregational development.  Previously, she served as Minister of Spiritual Life at the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, New York and Director of Religious Education at the First Unitarian of Brooklyn, New York.  She also brings a wealth of experience from her years of wider UUA leadership, including the UUA Appointments Committee, the UUA Nominating Committee, the UUMA Continental Good Offices team, and a variety of UU College of Social Justice leadership position, just to name a few.