UU Office at the United Nations: Justice Convergence & Teach-in this week!

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We at the Unitarian Universalist Office at the UN (UU@UN) know you are passionate about dismantling systems of injustice in the world and protecting human rights. Please make note of two upcoming opportunities to be involved. Be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for all the latest updates and news.

Illustration by Molly Costello (used with permission)

Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In
Online | Thursday, November 19 – Thursday, November 26, 2020
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Ministry for Earth, UUSC, & many partners

As the tremendous energy and momentum of the election cycle begins to shift towards preparations for winter and the holiday season, please consider centering justice, learning, and reverence for the Earth this Thanksgiving, by attending the Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in:

When: November 19-26, 2020 – VIEW SCHEDULE
Where: Online; registration is free – REGISTER HERE
Who: You! Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Ministry for Earth, UUSC, & many partners
What: In 2016, Unitarian Universalists voted to pay special attention to learning our history and rethinking Thanksgiving in the year 2020, in observance of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.

The Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in is a series of excellent programs and documentary screenings to provide grounding, community, and justice education for the week of Thanksgiving.

Please register today, and help spread the word about the fantastic programs and community documentary film screenings being offered for the Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In.

The Right to Joy: Women of African Descent Ascending
Online | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations, NGO Committee on Human Rights, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, 2021 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and Justice for All

As the United Nations commemorates Human Rights Day 2020, please join in observance at our virtual event The Right to Joy: Women of African Descent Ascending. Against this year’s challenges, women and girls of African descent have magnificently persevered, despite constant threats to their human rights. This event seeks to affirm their acts of resistance and strength amid adversity and celebrate Black women and girls globally. Through Audre Lorde’s acclaimed concept of radical self-care, we will look at the significance of claiming joy within this community and healthy spiritual wellbeing for resilience-building and healing during this time.

Four powerful panelists will share what joy means to them, its positive effects on mental health, and self-preservation as a tool for social justice. Through highlighting happiness and rejoicing in triumph, the UU@UN hopes to help protect the human rights of women of African descent worldwide.

This work is made possible by the generosity of member congregations and individual donors.

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