For details on our current JAMs and Justice Programs click HERE.
If you’re interested in starting a new JAM, contact our “New JAM Facilitator” by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Opportunities from our Fellowship JAMS
Get Involved With UU the Vote!
Oct 20, 6:30 pm, Election Defenders training: Be a part of the teams that support safe and accessible elections for all through the nonpartisan c3 organization “Election Defenders.” If you’re unable to attend you can still sign up to receive the recordings of the training sessions.
Phone Banking Event with our Fellowship & UU the Vote
We invite Fellowship members and friends to participate in this special event that the Fellowship is co-hosting with UU the Vote!
Go here to register for phone banking October 21 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This is organized through UU the Vote, co-hosted by our Fellowship. Our Fellowship intern Ali Peters, will provide some words of welcome. UUs from across the US will be calling residents of WI. This is our opportunity to show up and we hope many of you will. Even introverts can do this! Training and script will be provided. Let’s help get out the vote in Wisconsin; protecting our values depends on it.
Consider participating in other UU the Vote phone banking opportunities. Go here for more information. This would be great practice for October 21!
Click here to sign the Vote Love in 2020 Pledge.
Click here to commit to taking electoral justice action locally, organized by UU the Vote’s Wisconsin organizer, Nora Rasman.
Our UU the Vote team is Penny Robinson, Connie Raether, Connie Kanitz, and Doug Middleton. Contact email@example.com or any of our team members with questions about these events.
How Colonialism Sows the Seeds of Racism
October 22, 6 pm
(Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5632592019?pwd=Wm1pL1lnRnA5aHJiTlZ4amlxTXJXZz09 password: UU, phone-in 312-626-6799 Passcode 5632592019#)
Let’s talk about the hard truth of how imperialist thinking and colonialism lead directly to the development of our white supremacist culture. We will also delve into the history of our UU relationship to the Philippines and ways in which we as a UU faith/congregation can move toward building successful cross-cultural relationships. This presentation will last 90 minutes.
This presentation will be given by Tina Main, a Fellowship member for the past 10 years. She is chairperson of the Partner Church Committee and has spent the last 6 years delving into racial justice issues. Tina has undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Physical Therapy. She loves her family and being outdoors in all seasons.
Prepare Food for the Pillars Adult Shelter with Essentials
October 24 – Food is needed, not servers!
We understand that when someone comes to one of the Fox Cities Pillars homeless shelters, they are in crisis. This time of Covid adds another layer of crisis. The Fellowship’s Essentials JAM is hosting a meal at Pillars on October 24. If you haven’t participated in the past, or at least not for awhile, please consider helping support our Fellowship’s hosting of this meal. We are not asked to provide servers, just food. 12 food donations are needed—4 for tamale casserole—easy to make– recipe will be provided, 4 veggie donations 4 dessert donations.
If there are any questions, please contact Angie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 810-7968. Thank you!
Anti-Racism Online Group Update: New e-mail option and Zoom Gatherings!
The second Zoom discussion group will be October 28 at 7:30pm
If you joined the Anti-Racism Facebook group, please be sure to read the material on that group and respond in the comments. If you haven’t joined and would like to, please do so here. If it would be better for you to read the material as a weekly email, please let Rev. Christina (email@example.com) know so she can add you to an email group.
Green Sanctuary Projects
Rock the Earth Environmental Rock Painting Project
Looking for FUN? Do you want to share your care for the EARTH? This project is a fun way to re-connect with nature both at home and on our Fellowship grounds. As fellowship family units, we will be painting rocks of our own choosing with our personal messages of care for the environment. This project starts NOW and runs through October of 2020. Read more here about how you can get a loaner kit of paints, suggestions of what you can do with your painted rock, and further instructions.
Green Sanctuary would like to sponsor a book study:
As Long as Grass Grows, by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Email Sara Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest
Discussions will be over Zoom. Dates and times will be set with input from participants after we determine whether there is enough interest. “I recently read this book and found it really eye opening to the link between environmental and racial justice.” –Sara Arnold.
Opportunities in the Wider Community
Pack the Polls Car Parade
October 24, 2:00pm (for lining up cars. Parade starts 2:45pm.)
Appleton East High School
2121 E. Emmers Drive, Appleton (enter via E. John St.)
Appleton will join with a growing list of other Wisconsin cities on Saturday, October 24, National Vote Early Day, to demonstrate our support for the most basic exercise of democracy: voting. The League of Women Voters of Appleton is coordinating our local event which will be strictly non-partisan in keeping with the League’s core mission: Empowering voters. Defending democracy. Decorate your car and bring signs that are non-partisan but support voting– “Vote!” “I vote my values” “Everyone’s voice matters” etc.
October 26, 9 pm, 8th Congressional District Debate
LIVE WFRV Local 5—Green Bay, TV DEBATE
Mike Gallagher, Incumbent (R), Amanda Stuck (D).
Video recordings available here for candidate forums hosted by League of Women Voters of Appleton Forums for Assembly Districts 3, 56, and 57, and the 8th Congressional District.
www.myvote.wi.gov for any and all information about your ballot: register to vote, request absentee ballot, track mailing, receipt of your ballot, see what’s on your ballot, municipal clerk contact info, polling place for those who may choose to vote on the day of the election.
Information here on when early voting starts in your municipality and places of absentee ballot drop boxes.
Voter information also available here at the League of Women Voters website.
Advocating for the Rights of Nature
October 26, 6:30 pm
Co-sponsored by WISDOM, Menīkānaehkem, and ESTHER. A presentation and discussion with Mari Margil, Executive Director of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights. Go here to register and receive the Zoom link.
ESTHER’s Virtual “Banquet”
November 1, 5:00 pm
All the perks of a celebration in the comfort of your own home and your best home cooking! Celebrate our award winners and successes. COVID cannot keep us down.
Tickets are available now here !
Keynote speaker this year will be Rev. Traci Blackmon. Rev. Blackmon’s life work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice. Her response in Ferguson to the killing of Michael Brown resulted in national and international recognition, gaining her audiences at the White House, the Carter Center, and the Vatican. She co-authored the White Privilege curriculum for the UCC and has toured the nation with Rev. Dr. William Barber of Repairers of the Breach.
Consider attending one of ESTHER regular meetings:
Get Zoom link by clicking on the specific task force meeting on the listing of upcoming events at this link: https://esther-foxvalley.org
Volunteer Drivers Needed for Grab ‘N Go Meal Delivery
Contact Jan at 920-832-9360 or email@example.com
Some homebound seniors cannot get to the Hortonville or Seymour nutrition sites to pick up their meal in conjunction with Outagamie County Nutrition Program, which addresses food insecurity and malnutrition among older adults in Outagamie County. They may have to be placed on a waiting list because the nutrition program has reached meal delivery capacity. The program looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to the porch of homebound seniors in those communities on Wednesdays from roughly 10:15 -11:45 a.m.
This page is updated regularly, typically each weekend. Last updated on October 11, 2020. Submissions are due by Friday for weekend publication. To submit something to the Justice Hub page, click HERE .