GRASSROOTS POLICY FORUM
Building a Movement of Movements
Saturday, January 6
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UU Fellowship of Newark
Members of the Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network (UUDAN) will present an all-day Grassroots Policy Forum on January 6 at the Newark UU Fellowship, which will formulate plans and action to advocate new public policies in the 2018 Delaware General Assembly and in the publc sphere.
In advance of the 2018 Delaware General Assembly, crucial issues in Criminal Justice Reform and Environmental Policy will be explored by expert speakers and panels of local activists, followed by action-oriented breakout sessions.
Registration for the forum is still open at Eventbrite. The event is free and includes a vegetarian lunch catered by Newark’s Olive Tree Café.
The Forum will feature the following keynote presentations:
Kathleen MacRae, Executive Director of the ACLU-Delaware, will speak on “Decarceration”
Alan Davis, Chief Magistrate of the Delaware Justice of the Peace Court, will address Bail Reform
Jeffrey Richardson, Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware will talk on Economic Justice and the Environment.
In addition, Forum will include these local grassroots organizers and action-oriented breakout leaders:
Shyanne Miller, Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Drew Serres, Network Delaware
Dustyn Thompson, Delaware United
Alison Wakelin, Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Kate Parker West, Delaware Center for Justice
Erika Guiterrez, Network Delaware
Judy David, Network Delaware
John Irwin, Sierra Club, Delaware
Amy Roe, Environmental Activist
Penny Dryden, Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice
John Sykes, Interfaith Power and Light
The full program can be found here: Building a Movement of Movements (pdf).
There is no cost to attend. REGISTER HERE
What Is UUDAN?
This event has been planned by UUDAN, the Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network.
UUDAN is a membership organization with roots in all five of Delaware’s UU congregations. It is part of a coalition of 22 State Advocacy Networks (SANs) formed across the country to give voice to Unitarian Universalist values in the public arena through a statewide advocacy and public policy network anchored in our faith and animated by its principles.
Membership in UUDAN is individual, not congregational. To receive information about UUDAN’s legislative and advocacy activities—and to be a part of determining its platform—you are asked to become part of the Network.
Joining UUDAN is free and you do not have to be a member of a UU congregation to be part of the Network.