Upcoming Forum

 

October 10, 2021

Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center: Its Mission and Work – speakers: TBD

We are planning to be virtual. As safety protocols are relaxed, we may meet in-person, though we will also live-stream. As we get closer to date, we will be more certain what is going to happen.

 

Past Forums

September 12, 2021

Immigrant Justice:  – speakers: Josh Leach, Policy and Communications Strategy Coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and Rev. Ranwa Hammamy, formerly of the California Justice Ministry and now a member of the national UU Siding With Love Team

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Video – Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

Jan Victor Andasan

August 2021

Environmental Justice for West Long Beach – speaker: Jan Victor Andasan – Community Organizer at East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice 

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Community Response to SCIG – Dear Warren Buffet

Add’l material from CCL (pptx)

 

 

July 2021

Social Justice Lessons from UUA 2021 General Assembly – presenters: Evelyn Taylor, Meltem Narter, Patricia Chen, Mimi Gephardt-Seeley, Treacy Gephardt-Seeley, Michael Lyde

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Radical Curiosity Handout  Radical Curiosity Mind Map

Care Teams – A Model

 

Myron Day
Myron Day

June 2021

LGBTQ Center Long Beach – speaker: Myron Day – Director of Development for The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

Slide Presentation

 

 

 

 

April 2021

Adopting the Eighth Principle – speakers: Miguel Pagan, Mimi Gephardt-Seeley, Nasreen Gagner – Members of the UUCLB 8th Principle Task Force

Slide Presentation (pptx)

 

José A Serrano
José A Serrano

March 2021

Biden Administration’s Immigration Initiatives: An Immigrant Community Activist Perspective – speaker: José A Serrano – Associate Director of Immigration & Outreach at World Relief Southern California

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Video Recording

 

 

Susan Burton
Susan Burton

February 2021

A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project – speaker: Susan Burton, Executive Director and founder of ANWOL, author and activist.

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Video Recording

 

 

 

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice green and white flag logo
EYCEJ

January 2021

Environmental Justice in Long Beach – speaker: Taylor Thomas, Research and Policy Analyst for East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice and UUCLB Prof. Dr. Dean Toji, environmental community activist with Long Beach 350

Slide Presentation

 

 

 

Amnesty International candle wrapped in barbed wire logo
AI

December 2020

Amnesty International – Write for Rights 2020 – facilitator: Norma Edwards, member of UUCLB Social Justice Council and local chapter of Amnesty International

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Amnesty International Resource Document

 

 

 

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals logo
UN SDG

November 2020

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – facilitator: Nasreen Gagner, UU@UN Envoy for UUCLB

Slide Presentation (pptx)

Take Survey

 

 

 

Rev. Lissa Gundlach
Rev. Lissa Gundlach

October 2020

Co-Visioning Social Justice – facilitators: Michael Sallwasser, chair of UUCLB Social Justice Council; and Rev. Lissa Gundlach, senior minister of UUCLB

While the work of Social Justice continues (It is in our congregational DNA), the character of UUCLB’s work will be reimagined in a collaboration between the Social Justice Council and Rev. Lissa Gundlach.

October’s forum will begin with team leaders and members of the Council sharing views on the work ahead and their thoughts on minister’s role in that work. Rev. Lissa will describe her experience with and understanding of successful social justice work partnerships. Together we will agree how best to integrate her unique gifts, while respecting the other responsibilities of her position as senior minister. All participants, ranging from activists with deep experience and novices eager to learn, can ask questions and make comments as we establish a framework to bring more justice, equity, and compassion to a hurting world.

 

UU the Vote
UU the Vote

September 2020

UU the Vote – presenters: Michael Sallwasser, chair of UUCLB Social Justice and Will Gagner, member of Social Justice

Slide Presentation (pptx)

 

 


 

UUA General Assembly, Rooted, Inspired & Ready
GA 2020

August 2020

Social Justice Learnings from General Assembly – speakers:

Slide Presentation (pptx)