Unitarian Universalism has a legacy of “deeds not creeds.” Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national, and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put our faith into action.
Our justice efforts are grounded in our call to break down divisions, heal isolation, and honor the interconnectedness of all life and all justice issues. We model these commitments by creating just, welcoming, and inclusive congregations. UU congregations across the world act in partnership with groups and communities most impacted by injustice on local, state, national, and international levels.
The UUA Standing on the Side of Love campaign harnesses the power of love to end oppression, and the UU College of Social Justice provides experiential learning opportunities to deepen the work of justice for people of all ages.
UU Casper has recently formed a social justice group. The group has set up a social justice table/bulletin board in the lobby to share information about UU social justice activities, and share information about what’s happening locally with groups and events promoting social justice.
Gender Neutral Restrooms Database Project: The Social Justice Group wants to spread the word about the great need for safe restroom access for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals! Refuge Restrooms has established a searchable data base at http://www.refugerestrooms.org/ to help people locate safe gender neutral restrooms. We need your help! If you discover any business, restaurant, or any other location that has gender neutral restrooms, go to http://www.refugerestrooms.org/ and add it to the database by clicking on “Submit a New Restroom.” If you do, please let the SJ Group know!
28th Amendment Ballot Initiative: The Social Justice Group hosted its “inaugural” event on May 13th, Ken Chestek’s May 13th public presentation about Wyoming Promise’s ballot initiative to support a 28th Constitutional amendment to help get unaccountable money our of our elections. The event was a great success with over 30 attendees. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) supports efforts to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that “corporations are people” and “money is speech” (https:// www.uua.org/action/statements/amend-constitution-corporations-are-not-persons-and-money-not-speech). To learn more, see the Casper Star Tribune article on May 18, 2017, page 1, or go to http:// wyomingpromise.org. UU Casper Social Justice Group members will be assisting with circulating petition.
Social Justice Group Table at Casper Pride Picnic, June 10th: The Social Justice Group is sponsoring a table at the Casper Pride Picnic at Crossroads Park on June 10th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Group is inviting members and friends to help with the table, so please contact the SJ Group if you would like to participate, or if you would like to march in the Pride Parade on June 11th (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Find out more about Casper Pride weekend!