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September 2019 Events

  • Sept 17: BUUF Social Justice Council meeting,  6 PM, BUUF Library
    Contact Jim Bigelow for more about the meeting.  Preliminary Agenda: review the August 24th Social Justice Workshop, develop a yearly plan & priorities, discuss a budget for year for the 2019-2020 program year, discuss moving the standing meeting to 4th Tuesday of the month.
  • Sept 18: Comment Writing Party on Medicaid Expansion Restrictions,  11:30 – 1 PM, 1607 W Jefferson St Boise, Hosted by Close the Gap Idaho
    Join us for some snacks and a comment writing party! We will have post cards and computers available for you to craft your comment on Idaho’s application to add restrictions and work reporting requirements to Medicaid expansion. We will have talking points and be available if you have questions or need help with your comment. This is a great opportunity to submit a comment before the public comment period ends!  Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/368496444083864/
    For our advocates who don’t use Facebook, you can RSVP for either with this link.
  • Sept 19: Still Here – with the IRC in Boise,  6-7pm, Neckar Coffee, 117 S 10th St. Boise,  Hosted by The International Rescue Committee in Boise.
    Listen to the stories of those who came to this country as refugees, learn about the current policies threatening refugee resettlement, and find out what you can do to take action.  Join the International Rescue Committee in Boise for an evening of storytelling, activism, and community. Food and beverage will be available for purchase thanks to our hosts, Neckar Coffee!   In Partnership with the Refugee Speakers Bureau and Agency for New Americans.   Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1097920410407460/ 
    For our advocates who don’t use Facebook, you can RSVP for either with this link.
  • Sept 19: Comment Writing Party on Medicaid Expansion Restrictions,  6 – 7 PM, Hillcrest Library – Lemhi Community Room 5246 W Overland Rd, Boise, Hosted by Close the Gap Idaho
    Join us for some snacks and a comment writing party! We will have post cards and computers available for you to craft your comment on Idaho’s application to add restrictions and work reporting requirements to Medicaid expansion. We will have talking points and be available if you have questions or need help with your comment. This is a great opportunity to submit a comment before the public comment period ends!  Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/522218858324167/
    For our advocates who don’t use Facebook, you can RSVP for either with this link.
  • Sept 20: Comment at Hearing on Family Planning Medicaid Restriction,  10:30 – 11:30 AM, Medicaid Central Office, Lincoln auditorium in the Statehouse in Boise.
    From Close the Gap Idaho:  The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has opened public comment for the final Medicaid restriction mandated by legislators in SB 1204aa, the family planning restriction. In case you don’t remember (the legislative session was awhile ago), you can review our waiver explainer here. The family planning restriction will require all Idahoans on Medicaid to receive permission from their doctor to seek family planning and other medical services from someone other than their primary doctor. Close the Gap opposes this restriction and is in the process of preparing talking points to assist you in testimony, stay tuned.   For more details and to RSVP click here.
  • Sept 20: Climate Strike:  Standing with the Youth,  Noon, front steps of the Idaho State House.
    Join the BUUF Climate Action Team as we support young people for the Global #ClimateStrike and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone.  Host Contact Info: Adam Thompson, thompsonadam775@gmail.comAround the world, millions will walk out of classrooms, workplaces and homes to join youth climate strikers in the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. WHY?  We’re doing this because we’re answering the call of the world’s youth.  Our home is on fire – let’s act like it.  We demand climate justice for everyone! https://globalclimatestrike.net
  • Sept 20: Climate Strike Happy Hour at Lost Grove,  3 – 6 PM, 1026 S La Pointe St, Boise, Hosted by Snake River Alliance and Lost Grove Brewing
    Keep the Climate Strike rolling and meet us at Lost Grove for a post rally social hour. All ages are welcome as well as dogs on a leash. We hope to see you there! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/345681362986682/
  • Sept 20: 16th Annual Change Your World Celebration,  5:30 – 9:30 PM, The Riverside Hotel, Hosted by Wassmuth Center for Human Rights
    This annual event is the signature fundraiser for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights. Proceeds from this important evening guarantee our program success each year and advance our statewide mission of promoting respect for human dignity and diversity through education.  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/345681362986682/
  • Sept 21: Immigration Celebration Day,  9:30 -2:30, BUUF
    Come join us for a fun educational day of celebrating New Americans and learning how they enrich our community.  During the Immigration Celebration Day! you will increase your knowledge immigration and learn ways to become involved with New Americans in our community.   You will experience refugee stories, learn about the trauma of immigration, refugee services, what is happening on the southern border with asylum seekers and the workings of a local asylum seeker hosting program, and participate in workshops that will allow you to learn about cultural competency and engage with New Americans and organizations that work with them. Lunch is catered and the Victory Choir will sing. In addition Artisans for Hope will have their beautiful handmade wares for sale. So come celebrate with us!   Click here to register.
  • Sept 21: ACLU Activist Academy,  9:30 – 4:00, Family Advocates, 3010 W. State St. Boise 83703
    Join the ACLU of Idaho staff and other emerging social justice leaders for a day-long training. Build expertise and knowledge in your advocacy and grassroots activism to successfully mobilize around the issues that matter most to you and your community.   The Activist Academy is free and open to the public but space is limited. While we would like to offer the training to all who apply, priority will be given to those who have not already attended an Activist Academy training or similar training from the ACLU of Idaho.   Click here for more information.  The application deadline is Sept. 15 by 5 pm.  Online applications are preferred, however emailed applications or applications mailed via post are also accepted. Get a print version of the application.Emailed submissions can be sent to jwoodson@acluidaho.org.
  • Sept 24: Mom’s Demand Action, Sept. Meeting – Boise,  7 – 8:30 pm, BUUF, Hosted by Moms Demand Action – ID
    RSVP here –> https://bit.ly/2kqiHRD  Please join us as we review updates about legislation at the state and federal levels, participate in a training to develop our advocacy skills, and divide into our teams to engage in critical actions.  Faebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2300513903610959/

October 2019 Events

  • Oct. 3: Racial Justice Ministry Meeting,  9:30 PM, Balzacs Room, BUUF.
    Everyone is welcome to join us in raising awareness and understanding of and engagement with racial identity and racism, including our individual and collective opportunities to achieve racial justice.
  • Oct. 3: Asylum Seeker Hosting Program Meeting,  4:30 PM, BUUF Library.
    Everyone is welcome to meet to discuss how to further the project to sponsor an asylum seeker.
  • Oct. 5: PODER Fundraiser,  6 PM, Woodland Empire Ale Craft, 1114 W Front St, Boise, Idaho 83702,  Hosted by PODER of Idaho
    PODER Invites you to join us as at Woodland Empire Brewery for an evening of culture, beer, food, music and community! We will be auctioning off one of a kind piñatas created by local artist and artisans, as well as a silent auction, to raise money for our cause. Our fundraiser and first annual piñata showcase celebrates and is inspired by the diversity of existing cultures in our area through the art of piñata making. See the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2343334049117866/
  • Oct. 6: A screening of The Armor of Light movie and community discussion,  1:30 – 3:30 PM, The Flicks Movie Theater. hosted by the Idaho Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
    The Armor of Light follows the journey of Reverend Rob Schenck, an Evangelical minister trying to find the moral strength to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. Along the way, Rev. Schenck meets (now Congresswoman) Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida.  Following the movie, there will be a brief (15 min.) moderated community discussion to reflect on the film.  Tickets are $10, and scholarship tickets are available upon request.   For more information, email besmartidaho@gmail.com
  • Oct. 8: Diversity and Inclusion Summit,  8 – 3:15 , Boise State Student Union, Hosted by Boise State University College of Health Sciences and 8 others
    You will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Risha Grant, Award-Winning D&I Consultant, Author, and International Speaker, as well as attend breakout sessions that will enable you to leave with the necessary tools to become a D&I advocate in your community!  Learn More & Register: https://bsi.boisestate.edu/d-and-i-summit/  Lunch, morning, and afternoon refreshments will be provided with your registration.   Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047906608713021/
  • Oct. 10: Honoring the Journey, Agency for New Americans Gala,  5:30 – 9 PM, Zion’s Bank, Hosted by Agency for New Americans
    Honoring the Journey is an annual Gala that supports the needs of refugees, particularly women, as they attempt to rebuild their lives, gain independence, and become self-sufficient in their new country and in our community.  This will be a wonderful night of sharing stories, ethnic food, music and more! We look forward to having you join us in this celebration.  Tickets are $100 through October.  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/500011717453717/
  • Oct. 10: IIRAH: Starving for Success – Student Hunger on College Campuses,  6 – 8 PM, Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N Latah St, Boise, ID 83706.
    Earlier this year, there was a major victory in our fight against college hunger when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on this issue. This marks the first time that a federal agency published data highlighting the extent of food insecurity among college students. The report was the result of MAZON—a Jewish Response to Hunger advocacy in demanding a review of the scope of college hunger. Come learn what this means for Idaho campuses.  See IIRAH on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/idahoroundtable/
  • Oct. 14: Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. North Wing of BUUF, Hosted by the BUUF Racial Justice Ministry
    Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to fully understand the legacy of Christopher Columbus, just as it calls us to respect and learn from indigenous peoples and support their struggles for social justice and religious freedom.
  • Oct. 15: BUUF Social Justice Council meeting,  6 PM, BUUF
    Contact Jim Bigelow for more about the meeting.  Preliminary Agenda: Fall social justice resolutions.
  • Oct. 26: 2019 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet,  6 – 9 PM, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, Hosted by Treasure Valley_NAACP
    This annual event is the largest fundraising event for our organization. Event proceeds go towards the Treasure Valley Branch of the NAACP’s Scholarship Fund in support of the academic endeavors of local students.  You will be inspired and empowered by our incredible guest speaker, Derrick Boles who works with the community to strengthen its bonds and to change lives through outreach, education, and team sports. Click the link below for more information, http://www.naacp-treasurevalley.org/httpswww-eventbrite-comeannual-freedom-fund-banquet-tickets-28383552971/
  • Oct. 27: Climate Action Team meeting,  12:45 – 2 PM, BUUF
    Everyone is welcome as we take action to combat the climate crisis.