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- Connection Jan 7, 2014
- Our current issue.
January & February meetings for our Climate, Housing and Healthcare working groups. 2014 will be a busy year!
- Give to the MAX Nov 14 2013
- The great Minnesota give-together. Please support MUUSJA!
- Connection Nov 8, 2013
- Ugandan human rights & UU Rev. Mark Kiyimba, UU Voting Rights work, Give to the Max Day, more.
- Connection Oct 16, 2013
- Fall MUUSJA meeting & training; Film: Gold Loves Uganda; Work o' the Weavers benefit concert, HIRE-MN racial equity update/success!
- 2013 Fall Meeting Invitation
- MUUSJA's Fall Meeting is an opportunity to connect with other justice-seeking UUs, get a great advocacy training, and help MUUSJA prepare for the 2014 session and other policy and justice goals!
- Connection May 8, 2013
- Freedom to Marry Vigil & Votes! Rebuilding the Dream with Van Jones at Unity Unitarian; Climatologist Mark Seeley at WBUUC; the rise of nonbelievers in US public life, more...
- Connection Apr 3, 2013
- The big day for Freedom to Marry: Lobby Day April 18; UUSC Film Premier: "Two Who Dared"; Environmental action in April, more...
- Connection Feb 27, 2013
- MUUSJA Spring Meeting: racial equity is the focus, 1pm on March 10th. UUs Out 4 Marriage Equality, PSD Annual Conference, more...
- Connection Feb 13, 2013
- ProChoice Lobby Day, MUUSJA Spring Meeting on racial equity, advocacy tools for Early Voting and Voter Restoration for MN, and more...
- Connection Jan 23, 2013
- Getting ready for Freedom to Marry Day, standing up to the moral challenges of torture, HIRE racial equity gathering, more
- MUUSJA Fall Meeting Nov 11, 2012
- White Bear UU Church, with keynote on solar power in Minnesota, Volunteer of the Year award, 2013 legislative preview, more.
- GOTV Update Oct 25, 2012
- MUUSJA and partner efforts now-Nov 6th to help get voters to the polls. Plus All Souls All Families worship on Nov 1st.
- Connection Sept 26, 2012
- Statewide UU Standing on the Side of Love worship on Sept 30, Rural voter impacts of Photo ID, Secy of State Ritchie voter forum, HIRE-MN racial equity coalition meeting, more...
- Connection Aug 16, 2012
- MUUSJA Ice Cream Social, Training on Photo ID amendment, Voting NO on the anti-marriage amendment, Racial Equity next steps, more...
- Summer of Pride June 18, 2012
- Info about Twin Cities Pride, Pride Calendar, and Justice GA in Phoenix.
Stand on the Side of Love!
- Connection Mar 22, 2012
- OutFront Minnesota Lobby Day & Interfaith Worship service March 29th. Good Friday at Planned Parenthood. Action for voting. PSD Annual Conference.
- Connection Feb 7, 2012
- Sacred Choices inter-generational film night, Pro-choice Lobby Day, HIRE Minnesota's Worst-to-First campaign, Marriage equality events and more!
- Connection January 12, 2012
- MLK Day events, Marriage Equality & organizing against the amendment, Voter ID meeting & LVW-MN video, Interfaith Power and Light winter meeting, more.
- Connection November 1, 2011
- How will UUs bless the world with our values? Also: Why Marriage Matters, PSD Northern Cluster justice gathering, Antri-racism training.
- Connection October 12, 2011
- MUUSJA appreciative inquiry. Also: Racial equity gathering, Strategic storytelling in this Marriage Moment, photos and more from September actions!
- Connection September 8, 2011
- Moving Planet-Moving Faith for 350.org, Faith Organizing for Marriage Equality, HIRE MN for racial equity, more.
- Connection July 21, 2011
- Uptown Immigration Film Festival, EcoMInds Summer Potluck, Ice Cream Social (Justice), HIRE Minnesota's work for equity, more.
- Connection June 7, 2011
- Ugandan UU minister in Twin Cities to talk about LGBT issues. Spring MUUSJA Membership Meeting June 12th. Pride celebrations all summer long.
- The Connection May 10, 2011
- Impacts of state budget cuts on a critical state department tasked with equity. Also, gearing up for one, two or more state constitutional amendments. Plus calendar items through May and into June.
- The Connection April 5, 2011
- HIRE Spring meeting, ProChoice prayer service, David Cobb on election reform.
- The Connection March 16, 2011
- UU youth at the capitol, confronting corporate citizenship in the age of Citizens United, EPA funding and authority in danger, LGBT Lobby Day April 14, much more.
- The Connection January 20, 2011
- HIRE Minnesota winter meeting, Freedom to Marry rally February 10, Election Integrity panel, working for Safe Schools.
- The Connection November 5, 2010
- Info on volunteering for the recount, keeping schools safe, building skills as faithful voices for LGBT equality, and of course, our MUUSJA Fall Meeting!
- The Connection October 11, 2010
- "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims" for Coming Out Day, 10.10.10 Images & Action, Voting in disadvantaged communities, HIRE fall meeting, more.
- The Connection September 28, 2010
- White Guys for Racial Equity, Vigil in solidarity with the Muslim community, 350.org's 10/10/10 Global Work Party, more.
- Connection Update Aug 3, 2010
- Two important environmental events in August in the Twin Cities.
And a big Thank You to all the MUUSJA volunteers who helped make General Assembly such a success.
- The Connection June 18, 2010
- General Assembly and tons of it! Twin Cities Pride, too.
- The Connection April 29, 2010
- Living Green Expo, UUs Out 4 Marriage prepare for Pride, Local Water advocates gathering, more.
- The Connection April 16, 2010
- Earth Day in cluding 350.org founder Bill McKibbon, LGBT Lobby Day, HIRE spring meeting, more.
- The Connection March 25, 2010
- News on legislation we're moving in St. Paul, OutFront Lobby day, MUUSJA Spring Meeting, more.
- The Connection February 17, 2010
- News from the Faith Rally for Equality, info on General Assembly, Prairie Star District conference, more.
- The Connection January 20, 2010
- I Do Support Love - Faith rally @ MN Capitol, HIRE Legislative preview, Gubernatorial forums, ProChoice lobbying & film.
- The Connection October 6, 2009
- 350.org International Day of Climate Action, National Coming Out Day UU events, UUSC's Journey to Freedom.
- The Connection September 12, 2009
- The Love Bus to Iowa, Fall MUUSJA general meeting, Film premiers, Walk for Justice.
- The Connection August 5, 2009
- 350.org International day for Climate Change, MUUSJA Walk for Justice, Voter Rights passes Action of Immediate Witness at G.A.
- The Connection June 16, 2009
- Twin Cities Pride events, writing workshop, action on Waxan-Markey climate bill.
- The Connection May 28, 2009
- HIRE success & community meeting, Pride events, more.
- The Connection Apr 17, 2009
- Planned Parenthood, HIRE Rally, OutFront LGBT Lobby Day, more.
- The Connection Mar 25, 2009
- HIRE coalition, UU State Advocacy Networks, MUUSJA Spring meeting.
- The Connection Mar 12, 2009
- Spring MUUSJA meeting with H.I.R.E. co-chair Louis King. Mobilizing for sex ed, LGBT marriage equality. Van Jones named to White House commission.
- The Connection Feb 25, 2009
- Film: Shelby Knox. Working with Green for All & PolicyLink. Spring MUUSJA meeting to focus on Green Jobs.
- The Connection Feb 6, 2009
- Green Jobs pioneer Van Jones in Minneapolis. PSD Social Justice training. H.I.R.E. coalition for jobs with justice.
- The Connection Jan 16, 2009
- Marriage Equality, Green Jobs, Living Wage, and upcoming meetings of all four MUUSJA Working Groups.
- The Connection Dec 19, 2008
- The Connection Nov 21, 2008
- The Connection Oct 13, 2008
- The Connection Sept 24, 2008
- The Connection Sept 3, 2008
- The Connection Aug 19, 2008
- The Connection Aug 1, 2008
- The Connection July 17, 2008
- The Connection June 20, 2008
- The Connection June 5, 2008
- The Connection May 22, 2008
Announcements for special events, trainings and occasional urgent action updates.
- Special Announcement Dec 11, 20 13
- It is with fond sadness that we announce that Ralph Wyman will step down from his position as Executive Director of the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance on January 31, 2014. We wish him well!
- Unleashing Love: Message from our Chair Oct 16, 2012
- Jenny Thomas writes to the MUUSJA community about supporting our work to stand as love's people. Please donate. Join us!
- Unleashing Justice: MUUSJA Spring Meeting, April 29, 2012
- Our Spring General meeting features Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman as keynote on the issues involved in a Voter Photo-ID amendment. We will also present MUUJSA's new Mission, Goals and Values statement, the culmination of the Appreciative Inquiry process so many of you have contributed to. Join us for a light lunch at beginning at 12:15pm. First Unitarian, 900 Mt Curve, Mpls.
- How will Minnesota UUs bring justice? An Invitation to Inquiry
- SPECIAL EVENT! November 5, 2011.
Come experience the power of connecting with other Unitarian Universalist working for justice! Saturday, November 5th, 2011. 9:30am-3pm. Free event.
- Connection Update May 26, 2011
- Marriage amendment passes House and will be on 2012 ballot. Gov. Dayton vetoes budget bills, takes stand for Dept of Human Rights.
- Celebrating our work together!
- Year-end update on all the work of MUUSJA, from our Chair Jennifer Jewell Thomas. December 2010.
- Twin Cities Pride & Standing on the Side of Love - Update June 8, 2010
- We have a lot to offer at Pride this year - a Public Witness at Noon Saturday, and a float and marchers on Sunday. Join us!
- April 11, 2010 MUUSJA Spring Meeting
- Info on our Spring General Meeting featuring Dane Smith of Growth and Justice, special update from HIRE Minnesota.
- UUs Out 4 Marriage - Update Jan 26 2010
- Plans for TC Pride Parade, GA Public Witness.
- HIRE Minnesota - Update Jan 14, 2010
- HIRE MN's Legislative Dinner & Training
- MUUSJA Fall Meeting - October 18, 2009
- Meeting agenda & details about our wonderful guest speakers.
- Walk for Justice - September 20, 2009
- All you need to know about our fund raising walk to the Minneapolis Peace Garden and Lake Harriet.
- Action Alert - Climate Change - May 13, 2009
- Take action now on Waxman-Markey!
- Conference Call May 3, 2009 - Voter Rights
- Monthly conference call, 7 - 8 p.m.
Focus is on Voter Rights, open discussion after 7:35 pm. join us!
- April 2009 Actions: Pro-choice vigil, HIRE capitol rally, LGBT lobby day
- Calling all Minnesota UUs to join us for one or more public witness and advocacy events!
- Conference Call March 1, 2009 - Sacred Choices
- Climate Change Conference Call Feb 1, 2009
- Vote! November 4, 2008
- Urgent Update on California Marriage
- Movement Moment Leadership Training
- Charlie Clements Member Lunch