Holiday Card Project
The Social Justice Council will host the first of four Sunday morning holiday card parties at 8:30 am, Sunday, Nov. 10 in Goddard Hall. (Same time and place Nov. 17 and 24, and Dec. 1). No experience necessary. Please invite your friends. Children are especially invited, too. If anybody would like to sing or play an instrument while we make our cards, that would be very cool.
We will have lots of examples of Spanish words and phrases for you to choose from. We don't want to offer false hope, but we can let the recipients know that they are not forgotten - no matter how isolated and forgotten they may feel.
There will be blank UNICEF cards to fill out.ICE does not allow any stickers, glitter, bows, sequins can be on the cards or envelopes. However, color is OK. If you have colorful markers, please share them on Sunday.
Faith Floods the Courtroom
Answer the call for people of faith and conscious to flood the federal court room at 405 W. Congress St. in Tucson, on November 20th at 8 a.m. We will show up in support of Dr. Scott Warren, human rights activist with Tucson UU's ministry, No More Deaths, facing 10 years of jail for providing life saving aid to migrants in the desert. During the last trial, over 100 faith leaders from across the country showed up. RSVP HERE
On November 21st, our UUCT Social Justice Council, in partnership with Tucson'sMASS LIBERATION PROJECT, will present speaker Marvin Mutch, who became a prison reform activist after spending 41 years in San Quentin wrongly convicted on circumstantial evidence and continually maintaining his innocence in parole hearings. He is the co-founder of the Men's Advisory Council, a prisoner advocacy group first established inside San Quentin to represent the collective needs and grievances of California's prisoners, a hospice volunteer and BrothersKeeper co-founder. He will speak from personal experience about prison reform and his life as a prisoner. In Holland Sanctuary, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Refreshments provided.
Dec 11: Cafe Justo Trip
Sign up for Dec. 11 trip to Agua Prieta, Mexico
UUCT's Social Justice Council is leading a field trip to the Cafe Justo coffee-bean-roasting facility in Agua Prieta. The church sells this superb coffee every Sunday as a way to benefit growers in Chiapas, Mexico and to enjoy their shade-tree, USDA-certified organic, sustainably-grown coffee.
for online registration, or sign up at UUCT coffee table on Sunday.
The Dec. 11 carpool trip is a great opportunity to purchase socially conscious, coffee-related holiday gifts. (Passport or Travel ID required. Coverage with most U.S. car insurance covers claims up to 50 miles south of the border.)
Here is the schedule:
• Leave UUCT via carpool at 8 a.m., on Dec. 11
• Arrive in Douglas about 9:45 a.m.
• Caravan to the roasting facility in Agua Prieta
• Tour the roasting facility 10-11 a.m.
• Carpool to the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, AZ
• Lunch noon-1:30
• Return to UUCT by 4 p.m.