Building a Movement of Movements
Saturday, January 6
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UU Fellowship of Newark
The Unitarian Universalist Delaware Advocacy Network (UUDAN) will kick off a new legislative/advocacy year with an all-day Grassroots Policy Forum on January 6. Speakers will address Justice Reform in the morning and Environmental Justice in the afternoon.
Building a Movement of Movements is the theme of the forum. The phrase “Movement of Movements” is from the book Daring Democracy which is one of two Unitarian Universalist Common Reads for 2017–2018. This powerful phrase perfectly captures the outpouring of organizational energy that is fueling progress in Delaware.
The Forum will include the following 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 Black American Studies at the University of Delaware will talk on Economic Justice
In addition, Forum will include local grassroots organizers and action-oriented breakout sessions around these key issues. The full program can be found here: Building a Movement of Movements (pdf).
There is no cost to attend, and a free vegetarian lunch will be catered by Newark’s Olive Tree Café.
If you plan to attend this forum, register at Eventbrite .
What Is UUDAN?
This event has been planned by Donna Shand of the Newark UU Fellowship, Jack Guerin of the UU Mill Creek, and Jeff Lott of First Unitarian. Jack and Donna are co-chairs of UUDAN.
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.