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

November 2019

  • Nov. 12: Human Rights Certification – Pilot Breakfast,  8:30 – 10 AM, Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, 777 S 8th St, Boise, Idaho 83702, Hosted by Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
    The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Certification Program is to a new opportunity to learn more about, reflect more about, and act on your commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, ethics, respect, and civility in the workplace.  For more information about the Certification Program and/or the pilot breakfast on November 12, 2019, email dan@wassmuthcenter.org .  See the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/425638281669691/
  • Nov. 12: International Community Dinner,  6 PM, The Linen Building, 1402 W Grove St. Boise, Hosted by Tidwell Social Work Services & Consulting
    Join us for the International Community Dinner for delicious, catered food and good company. This event will be held at the Linen Building located at 1402 W. Grove Street in Boise.
    This event is open to all and is free of charge. On-site childcare will be provided. If you need assistance with transportation, please call Tidwell Social Work at (208) 853-5095.
    If possible, bring your favorite food to contribute to the potluck. Tidwell Social work will also provide catered food so if you can’t bring a dish, please come anyways.
  • Nov. 14: BUUF Racial Justice Ministry,  1:30 PM, BUUF
    Join in working to raise awareness and understanding of and engagement with racial identity and racism, including our individual and collective opportunities to achieve racial justice.
  • Nov. 15 – 16: Tunnel of Oppression,  10 AM, Simplot Ballroom. BSU, Hosted by Multicultural Student Services (Boise State University)
    Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive theater experience. Participants walk through different theaters designed to display oppression of marginalized groups. It started as a campus grassroots diversity program at Western Illinois University and can now be found at many colleges and universities around the nation. Inspiration from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles was used as a template for the first Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression at Boise State is directed, written and performed by Boise State students. This year’s Tunnel will be Nov 15-16, 2019 in the Simplot Ballroom. Register at: mss.boisestate.edu   Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2473392266266423/
  • Nov. 17: BUUF Climate Action Team (CAT),  12:45 – 1:30 PM, Channing Room, BUUF
    Contact Sharon Rockwood for the agenda.
  • Nov. 18: Refugee and Immigrant Ministry meeting,  3:30 PM, BUUF Library

    All are welcome!  If you are interested in coming but need certain days or times of day to attend, let me know as we will be discussing future scheduling.  Contact Cathy Sandstrom at: cssmith.smith@gmail.com

    Nov. 18: Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting,  7 – 8:30 PM, Downtown Boise Library, Hosted by the CCL
    See Dennis Rockwood for the agenda

  • Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance,  6 – 8 PM, Magic Valley UU Fellowship, 160 9th Avenue East, Twin Falls, Hosted by Magic Valley UU Fellowship & BUUF

    This panel is an opportunity for anyone to learn lessons from local transgender folks. The panelists will share their stories and address your respectful questions. The goal of the evening is education and acceptance. As this is a reflective gathering with adult content, no childcare will be provided. Questions sent ahead of time are welcome and wanted. Please send questions to Michelle  at  michellerichman@hotmail.com   Some overnight homestay accommodations available. Please email  michellerichman@hotmail.com
  • Nov. 20: Citizens Climate Lobby Q&A,  7 – 8:30 PM, Raible Rm. – BUUF, Hosted by the BUUF Climate Action Team
    An informal opportunity to learn about Citizens Climate Lobby Boise Chapter from key volunteers: Roberta D’Amico, Janet McClenahan, Greg Weeks and Nancy Basinger. Moderated by Dennis Rockwood.   Questions may include:  why CCL, what does carbon fee and dividend mean, what can one person do, etc.?
  • Nov. 29: Empty Bowls 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM, The Idaho Foodbank, 3562 S TK Ave, Boise, Idaho 83705, Hosted by The Idaho Foodbank

    On the Friday after Thanksgiving, The Idaho Foodbank hosts Empty Bowls in downtown Boise on the Grove Plaza. Throughout the year, we collect handcrafted and hand-painted bowls from professional and amateur artisans, students and studios. The event offers the opportunity to select a unique bowl from thousands and enjoy a hot bowl of soup generously donated by one of several of our finest local restaurants. The funds raised by this event helps to provide food assistance to those badly in need this winter.

December 2019

  • Dec. 2: Implicit Bias: The Good/Bad Binary and Beyond, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, BUUF, Hosted by Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    As we work to comprehend our racial identity and how white supremacy is perpetuated, we can be derailed by our own adaptions, particularly the good/bad binary and implicit bias.  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2471636049610230/
    Registration in advance helps the hosts, but it is not required. RSVP to Nancy, nancy@boiseuu.org
  • Dec. 3: BUUF Social Justice Council meeting,  6 PM, BUUF
    Contact Jim Bigelow for more about the meeting.  Preliminary Agenda: Fall social justice resolutions.
  • Dec. 3 – 4: Collective Thriving Conference,  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Boise State Student Union, Hosted by Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
    Collective Thriving (previously Compassionate Communities) is a two-day conference where we will explore ways to repair the harm from our culture of domination, extraction, and violence and to re-imagine a world rooted in interdependence, resilience, and regeneration.
    We are among millions of people in our country who are choosing one another, knowing in this moment the forces of fear, hate, and violence have become more visible and empowered. Collective Thriving is about the deepest values, whether we will value each other and act on these values. This is a time of choosing and we have chosen each other. This is a time of (r)evolution for humanity, a time to plant and nurture the seed that reconnects us to us. Together, we can create and manifest hope – the hope grounded in truth-telling, in seeing what it is and what it can be, what it will be – a world where everyone is valued, everyone is safe, and everyone can thrive.Registration
    Early-Bird Registration: Tuesday, October 1st – Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    Standard Registration: Tuesday, November 19th – Wednesday, November 27nd, 2019
    Early-bird registration fees increase at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on November 19th, 2019. Standard registration fees will be in effect Tuesday, November 19th thru Wednesday, November 27nd, 2019 after which convening registration will close.

    For any individual or organization that is unable to pay the registration fee, there is a zero-cost scholarship option immediately available upon registration.
    Collective Thriving Community/Tribal DV/SA Program Registration:
    https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egldchav9369b941&oseq=&c=&ch=
    All Others Registration:
    https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egh9k61z630eb158&oseq=&c=&ch=

  • Dec. 6: Climate Strike, Hosted by Sunrise Movement Boise
    We are building a movement of young people to combat climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process
  • Dec. 10: Prepare to Defend Health Care in 2020 – Webinar, 2 – 3 PM, Hosted by Close the Gap Idaho

    Join Close the Gap Idaho as we help you prepare to be a sucessful health care advocate this legislative session. We will review important upcoming proposals, dive into our priorities for the 2020 legislative session, and prepare you to defend health care this coming year in Idaho. We hope you will join us!  Click here to register,
  • Dec. 15: BUUF Climate Action Team (CAT),  12:45 – 1:30 PM, BUUF
    Dan Bacon will give a presentation “Alternative Energy Forms”
  • Dec. 16: Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting,  7 – 8:30 PM, Downtown Boise Library, Hosted by the CCL
    See Dennis Rockwood for the agenda
  • Dec. 17: Social Justice Celebration,  7 – 8:30 PM, Black History Museum, Hosted by the BUUF Social Justice Council
    Year end celebration of those working for social justice

January 2020