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May 2019 Events
  • May 21: Rally: National Day of Action to #StopTheBans Boise,  12 PM, Idaho Statehouse, Hosted by Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii and Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
    No matter where you live, you still have the right to safe and legal abortion care. None of the recently-passed abortion bans have yet gone into effect. We will be fighting back against these attacks with everything we’ve got. #StopTheBans See the Facebook event:

    Come on your lunch hour and join Planned Parenthood, ACLU of Idaho, and Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women.

    Speakers include:
    Mistie Tolman, Idaho State Director at Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
    Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb
    Representative Ilana Rubel
    Jennifer Martinez, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii board member
    Stephanie Long, Idaho Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

  • May 21: BUUF Social Justice Council,  6 PM, BUUF Channing Room, Hosted by the BUUF Social Justice Council
    Join us for a review of Plate Partner Nominations and a round table discussion of topics including: Climate Action, the Safe Parking Lot program, Racial Justice,  Creating projects and events with UUA Funding, and Sponsoring an Asylum seeker.
  • May 22: Letter Writing: #StopTheBans,  5:30 – 7:30, TBD, Hosted by Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
    The location is TBD (will either be at a coffee shop downtown or at the Linen building) — once Planned Parenthood has been able to pinpoint a location there will be be an update.

    The folks at Planned Parenthood sincerely hope each of you will be able to join them for letter writing, as we’ll be writing letters to Idaho elected officials to remind them just how many Idahoans believe all people should have access to abortion care, AND we’ll be writing letters of encouragement to organizations in the Southeast who are providing critical abortion care to Southerners, to remind them that they are not alone and we are all fighting with them.

    Come by whenever you have the chance from 5:30-7:30pm (location to be annouced) bring some friends, and make your voice heard during this critical time in our history.

  • May 23: Seminar on Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warning,  6:30 – 9:30, BUUF, Hosted by BUUF Earth Care Ministry and CCL
    Plan to attend the Interactive Lecture cosponsored by Boise UU Fellowship and the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.  Free to the public.
    The event will be an informative lecture, overview, and discussion led by Ellen Bush on the book: “DRAWDOWN, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming.” See the facebook event:
  • May 23: Volunteer to Help Raise the Minimum Wage in Idaho!, 5:30 – 7 pm, Sagebrush room of the Ustick branch of the Boise Public Library,  Hosted by Idahoans for a Fair Wage
    we are having a meeting this Thursday, May 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Sagebrush Room of the library at Cole & Ustick in Boise.  We will discuss the obstacles to our success and if there is a way around them.  We will decide by June 1 if we will go through with the initiative.

  • May 29: Sponsoring an Asylum Seeker at BUUF,   Hosted by the BUUF Refugee Ministry

    On May 29th an informal gathering will take place to gauge interest among the congregation in supporting an asylum seeker or family.  Please contact Cathy Sandstrom if you would like to be involved and invited to this function as space will be limited.
  • May 30: Our Homes, Our Voices – Documentary – Discussion – Doing the next thing,  7 – 9 PM, The Flicks,  Hosted by Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition and 2 others

    The Invisible Class: The Story of Homelessness in America – a documentary film by Josh Hayes detailing the problems faced by people experiencing homelessness and the history behind the rise of modern homelessness. The film features personal stories and analysis from people with lived experience, shelter providers, advocates, and academics. Viewers learn about the devastating impacts of lost housing supports, stagnant wages, and increased criminalization.  See the facebook event:
June 2019 Events
  • June 12: Commemorating Anne Frank’s 90th Birthday,  7 – 8:30 PM, 17th floor of Zions Bank, Hosted by Wassmuth Center for Human Rights

    “Dessert with the Author – Karen Treiger,”
    My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story*
    *”This book which started as a gift of love from the author to her survivor parents-in-law, turns out to be a gift of seeing life anew to every reader. It enables us – no, it compels us – to see our everyday lives in a new dimension of appreciation, meaning and purpose. I urge everyone to look deeply into this book and accept its priceless gift of a new life.”
    Reserved Table for Eight: $200
    Open Seating Ticket: $20
    Featured Dessert prepared by Chef Joyce Doughty
    paired with Dessert Wine from Tranche Estate Winery
    Music by Fleet Street Klezmer Band
    Facebook Event:
  • June 14-15: Boise Pride Festival 2019 | Celebrating 30 Years,  5 pm, Cecil D. Andrus Park, 601 W Jefferson St. Boise, Hosted by Boise Pride Festival and 2 others

    Founded in 1989, Boise Pride Fest is set to celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year. Exceptional support from our community has made Boise Pride Festival a stand-out LGBTQ celebration enjoyed by thousands.  See the Facebook Event:
  • June 15: Boise Pride Festival 2019 Rally & Parade,  9 AM, The Idaho State Capitol,  Hosted by World Refugee Day (Boise) and Agency for New Americans

    Join us.
  • June 15: World Refugee Day,  9:30 AM, The Grove Plaza,  Hosted by World Refugee Day (Boise) and Agency for New Americans

    Join us for ethnic food, performances, artisans, and a citizenship ceremony at the internationally-celebrated World Refugee Day on June 15th on the Grove Plaza. Boise’s World Refugee Day is an opportunity for the community to come together with our newest Idahoans to celebrate their international cultures and contributions to our society.

    The event is free to the public and is put on by the Idaho Office for Refugees, Agency for New Americans, and International Rescue Committee, with support from the Boise City Department of Arts & History, Liberian United Association of Idaho, and Wat Idaho. For more information, visit

    See the Facebook event:

Refugee and Immigrant Ministry