This page shows the social justice activities  proposed, sponsored, or endorsed by the

March 2019 Events
  • March 18: Hearing on the School Voucher Bill,  2 PM, Lincoln Auditorium, Idaho State Capitol
    One of the key principles involved in the proposed funding formula is that money will follow the student. In other words, if a student moves from one district to another mid-year, then those two districts would split the funding for that student that year. What Vander Woude’s bill proposes to do is to allow that money to also follow that student if they choose to attend a private school. Thus, we would have a situation where public tax dollars would follow a student and be funneled into a private school.  Please attend to show your opposition to the defunding of public education.
  • March 19: BUUF Social Justice Council meeting,  6:00 – 8:00 PM, BUUF Library
    The Social Justice Council meets to support the social justice ministries of BUUF members and discern and craft a vision for BUUF on pressing social issues as a reflection of the values of our faith and the voices from our congregation.  For more information please contact Jim Bigelow, jimbigelow51@gmail.com
  • March 20: Compromises: Press Conference,  11:45, 2nd floor rotunda of the capitol.  Hosted by Add the Words, Idaho and 2 others
    Join Add the Words Idaho, coalition members and Sen. Maryanne Jordan as they explain the compromises that currently protect religious freedoms in our state. They will also highlight the best path moving forward that is fair for everyone. Here is the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/309940623000942/.
  • March 20: Interfaith Equality Coalition Silent Prayer Vigil, 12 – 12:30 PM,  On the Capitol steps
     We continue to stand in prayer for equality for our LGBT friends, family, and neighbors who have been denied equal rights for so long.  Please join us. Your presence does make a difference.  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254565808831780/
  • March 21: Modern & Inclusive Language,  7:30 – 8 PM, Channing Room,  Hosted by BUUF

    Language shapes how we think about others and ourselves. As our society becomes less restrictive on gender and sexuality new terms are being invented, reinvented, or surfacing for the first time for general society. This class will focus on those pieces of language, their history, and their importance today. This class will be a safe space to respectfully ask questions about gender and sexuality that may be awkward or need unpacking. We will cover a whole rainbow of ideas and terms such as pronouns, cis* and trans*, *normativity, *romantic and *sexual, types of attraction, and types of relationships.
    Enrollment preferred (enroll here), walk ins welcome.
  • March 21: Border Stories – Modern Immigration, 12 – 1:30 PM, StoryFort, The Owyhee, 2nd Floor,  Hosted by Storyfort and PODER of Idaho
    Discover the real human stories behind the policies and path to American citizenship.   Admission Free, See the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/620155561743653/
  • March 24: Not One More – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in American, 4 – 5:30 PM, Storyfort, The Owyhee, 1st Floor Cafe.
    Gun violence survivors will be coming together again at Storyfort 2019. This emotional session will include original works and story sharing by local, regional, and national gun violence survivors. Their powerful words will help us move from survivor to thriver.  Inspiring stories of survivorship and the moments that survive to stay with us from the Amy & Brian Stewart family and Richard Martinez. Richard ushered in a new social media campaign unwittingly with his emotional press interview and cry of NOT ONE MORE following the murder of his son. Amy & Brian and their extended family will share tidbits from a tragic shooting, the aftermath, and movement to thriving.  Free Admission.  See the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115593788534664/
  • March 25: BUUF Refugee and Immigrant Ministry meeting, 6:30 PM,  BUUF Library
    Come help us plan the Immigration Celebration Day workshop and the Asylum Seeker Sponsorship program.  Contact Betty Van Gheluwe vangheluwemonnier@gmail.com
  • March 27: Interfaith Equality Coalition Silent Prayer Vigil, 12 – 12:30 PM,  On the Capitol steps
     We continue to stand in prayer for equality for our LGBT friends, family, and neighbors who have been denied equal rights for so long.  Please join us. Your presence does make a difference.  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254565808831780/
  • March 30: Never Give Up!  Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice,  6:30 PM, Zions Bank Building, downtown Boise,  Hosted by Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and the Boise Valley Japanese American Citizens League
    The film is the story of Minoru Yasui, an American citizen of Japanese descent who defied FDR’s Executive Order 9066.   Holly Yasui (Min’s daughter) will be coming as well as Peggy Nagae (Min’s attorney).  There are  two choices:

    (1)  See the film at 6:30pm for FREE.

    (2)  Purchase a ticket for Dinner and Discussion, starting at 4:30pm that evening, at a cost of $25, and stay for the film.  Here is a link to the site:  http://buytickets.at/boisevalleyjacl/232081

April 2019 Events
  • April 4: Housing Justice For All: A Collaborative Movement,  8:30 – 4:30 PM, The Linen Building, Hosted by Intermountain Fair Housing Council
    At this event, we will build on IFHC’s 2018 Vision Summit by shaping a movement to create homes and community for all. We will have three panel discussions:  Rights to Reality (Fair Housing is Healthy Housing—in all forms: habitable, affordable, accessible, free from discrimination, etc.), Abundant Housing (Affordable Homes for All), and Disability Rights (Accessible Homes—Inclusive Communities).
    Cost of workshop is $25.00 per person. Please register each person attending.  For any individual or organization that is unable to pay the registration fee, there is a zero-cost scholarship option. Please contact llopez@ifhcidaho.org.  See the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2261011087517413/
  • April 20: Video Conference: 2019 Idaho and Eastern Washington Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference! – “Bridging the Climate Divide”,  9:30 AM, BUUF, hosted by the BUUF Earth Care Ministry
    If you are concerned about climate issues facing this country and the planet, then this is the event for you!  Come and meet the great, dedicated teams of the Citizens Climate Lobby Boise and learn more about the effects of climate change. Topics and discussions for the day include:  Climate Advocacy Training, Health Effects of Climate Change,
    The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Plus experts discussing weather related issues, agriculture, and additional perspectives on the subject of climate.

    The cost is only $15 per person (FREE for students) and lunch will be provided!

    For complete information and tickets visit:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-cclbuuf-idaho-state-conference-tickets-58597022271
    . https://www.facebook.com/events/789124758129053/

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