Category: Social Action

09/20/2019: Global Climate Strike

Thousands of people around the world will be joining Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist, in drawing attention to the climate crisis. Find out how you can join in a week of activism at this website: globalclimatestrike.net

I lie awake at night thinking of the Amazon and Arctic fires. Suffering around the world is multiplying. We must all do everything we can to address this issue.  -Marty Bishop

07/31/2019: Cross Cultural Partner Church Pilgrimage

Experience Transylvania alongside Khasi Unitarians from NE India!

By bringing together three very different embodiments of our global Unitarian/Universalist faith, this pilgrimage helps travelers deepen their U/U roots AND experience the breadth of our faith. Together, Khasi Unitarians and North American UUs will spend 2 weeks visiting historic Unitarian sites, Medieval cities and castles, spend time with Transylcanian Unitarians and enjoy the pastoral beauty of central Transylvania – all for less than $100/day

To register or to learn more, visit: https://uupcc.org/pilgrimages/pilgrimage-opportunities

Deadline to Register: May 7, 2019

Price: From $1,195/person + $150 registration fee

07/12/2019: Second Friday Film Series

One summer in Indianapolis, there was a tent city under a bridge and a man named Maurice. His camp becomes a real community, supported by church volunteers, until police and bulldozers close in to shut it down.

Screening 7:00; Open at 6:30 for snacks and social time

Discussion following the movie

Families welcome: Kid’s play corner available

Free admission. Donations welcome.

07/08/2019: Second Friday Film Series POSTPONED!!

KUUF’s Second Friday Film Series for July—“Under the Bridge”—has been POSTPONED in order that people can stand in solidarity ON THE BRIDGE.   This is part of a nationwide “Lights for Liberty” protest of the situation and conditions at the camps on our southern border. We will show “Under the Bridge” on the second Friday in August.  Please join us ON THE east side of the Manette BRIDGE at 7 pm this Friday.   Together we stand, and together we are stonger!

06/14/2019: Second Friday Film Series

Lyle Quasim of the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective speaks to the audience at the May 10 screening of Love and Solidarity, a film on the life of civil rights and labor activist James Lawson. To offset the effects of the long daylight hours, the film was shown facing the back of the Sanctuary! The next Second Friday film will be Big Joy:  The Adventures of James Broughton showing on June 14. Popcorn provided.

06/14/2019: Second Friday Film Series

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

James Broughton, pioneer of experimental cinema in the 1940’s and trickster poet, was a precursor to the San Francisco beat movement. BIG JOY explores how the life and art of a very colorful character has the power to save lives an make the world a better place.

Screening 7:00; Open at 6:30 for snacks and social time

Discussion following the movie

Families welcome: Kid’s play corner available

Free admission. Donations welcome.

05/10/2019: Second Friday Film Series

Love and Solidarity

Told with passion and sharp political insight, Love and Solidarity brings the voices of people on the front lines of social change, most especially James Lawson, a decades-long practitioner of nonviolence.

Screening 7:00; Open at 6:30 for snacks and social time

Discussion following the movie

Families welcome: Kid’s play corner available

Free admission. Donations welcome.

04/12/2019: Second Friday Film Series

The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs

Nuclear disarmament activists, Catholic nuns and priests challenge the security and legality of America’s nuclear weapons when they break into the “Fort Knox” of uranium and a Trident nuclear submarine base.

Screening 7:00; Open at 6:30 for snacks and social time

Discussion following the movie

Families welcome: Kid’s play corner available

Free admission. Donations welcome.

03/10/2019: Movie night at KIAC

Save the Date. March 10, Sunday at 3:30. It took a while but they are finally here! Movies on immigration stories.
Date March 10th Sunday at 3:30 pm. 
KIAC office 3627 Wheaton Way.
Around back at Lighthouse Plaza.

We will show a 10 min documentary called “The Mayor” about a man who begins to understand immigration first hand and take steps to make changes. 

We will have a short discussion and then the 40 minute “Abrazos” documentary about how a Minnesota town comes together to make a difference in the lives of local Guatemalan families. 

Kitsap Guatemalan families will be invited and everyone can participate in a discussion to follow. Light refreshments. 

The conference room is not large so plan to get there early for a seat.”

03/08/2019: Second Friday Film Series

The Reluctant Radical: Activist Ken Ward Confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.

Screening starts at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm for snacks and social time. Discussion following the movie. Families are welcome with a kids’ play corner available.

Free Admission.Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4418 Perry Ave NE Bremerton, WA call 360-377-4724 or email admin@kuuf.org with questions.

02/08/2019: Second Friday Film Series

This Friday’s film showing has been canceled due to snow predicted for Friday afternoon that will worsen as the day goes on.

Screening starts at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm for snacks and social time. Discussion following the movie. Families are welcome with a kids’ play corner available. Free Admission.

Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4418 Perry Ave NE Bremerton, WA call 360-377-4724 or email admin@kuuf.org with questions.

The Bail Trap: American Ransom

THE BAIL TRAP: AMERICAN RANSOM

Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it.

That’s why Brave New Films’ has produced a short film compilation about America’s broken bail system: The Bail Trap: American Ransom. This ongoing short-film series includes: Breaking Down Bail – unpacking the myths and the history of bail; Tai’s Story: College or Bail? – a documentary about a young woman and the $100,000 price-tag put on her freedom; Deal with the Devil – a cautionary film about the dangers of plea deals; How Much is Your Freedom Worth? – a compilation of spoken-word poetry performed by artists who have been formerly incarcerated; and Lessons for the Nation: New Jersey’s Cash Bail Overhaul – a success story about New Jersey’s historic money bail reform which has led to a near 20% decline in the state’s pretrial incarceration rate.

The reality is that 70% of people in jail are there for one reason: living in poverty. Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years simply because they can’t afford to pay high bail amounts. All the while, private companies are profiting in the billions each year. This must end. Sign up below to screen any portion or all of The Bail Trap: American Ransom in your education communities.

Together, let’s take action against money bail and help end mass incarceration!

02/07/2019: COLLECTING BOOKS FOR INCARCERATED IMMIGRANTS

As a follow-up to the January 13 Deported from Kitsap presentation, the Social Justice Committee is collecting paperback, Spanish language books.  Please put them in the pink bin under the table in the KUUF foyer, the same place where we collect clothes and food for KIAC.  Immigrants can be jailed in Tacoma for months or even years awaiting a hearing, without ever having committed a crime.  Let’s a least provide them something to read!  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

01/13/2019: Deported from Kitsap County

Deported from Kitsap County

an up-close view of the American deportation system

Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship January 13, 2019 12:00 pm

What happens to the Undocumented in the current U.S. deportation system? Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church’s Justice Network presents an up-close view of the American deportation system and how it affects immigrants crossing the border as well as those living in our state. Speakers Katherine Niall and Helen Nissani will trace the steps of deportees, from their capture in Kitsap County to detention in Tacoma, their deportation, and attempts to return to their families. Highlights of the program include good works by The Samaritans and other humanitarian aid organizations.

Admission is free, all are welcome. For more information contact socialjustice@kuuf.org