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January 2020

  • Jan. 19: BUUF Climate Action Team (CAT) Featuring ROOTS Zero Waste Market, 12:45 – 2:00 PM, Stowe/Raible Rooms
    Featuring ROOTS Zero Waste Market “Show and Tell Table” between services. Presentation by Lea Rainey, Owner of Roots, 12:45 – 1:30, followed by the regular CAT meeting 1:30 – 2:00. Contact Sharon Rockwood for the agenda.
  • Jan. 19: Invest In Idaho: 20 Days of Action Tour, Boise, 1:30 – 4:30 PM, Library! at Bown Crossing, Hosted by Reclaim Idaho
    Join the Ada County team to kick off our 20 Days of Action for Idaho education!  Meet in the Martie Brennan room at the Bown Crossing Library to hear from Reclaim Idaho’s co-founder about the education crisis in our state and what action we can take right now to bring a lifeline to Idaho’s students, teachers, and schools.  We will provide training on effective signature gathering techniques and then head out to local neighborhoods to knock doors!  Can’t wait to see you there! RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/dashboard/reclaimidaho/event/197329/
  • Jan. 20: Debate on Science Standards in the Science Curriculum, 8:30 –   11 AM, Lincoln Auditorium, Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Idaho Conservation League and Conservation Voters for Idaho

    Just when you thought the fight was over on whether climate change would be included in our science curriculum, the entire body of administrative rules got blown up and everything has to be reauthorized. The science standards are now reopened for debate.  Where they will be heard has been reported as in the Lincoln Auditorium from 8:30 – 11 and in House Education Committee at 9 am on Monday Jan. 20. Public testimony is welcome – come testify if you’d like kids to learn about climate change in their science classes.
  • Jan. 20: Backpack Fill for the Idaho Foodbank, 9 – 11 & 12 – 2 PM, Idaho Foodbank

    This is a fun and rewarding way to spend Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of Volunteering. If you are interested in joining us for one of
    these shifts please let Nancy know.  There are currently 12 signed up for the early shift. I have 12 people for the second shift. If you are planning on helping, please let me know you are coming.
  • Jan. 21: Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown,  6:30 – 8:30 PM, Saint Alphonsus (1055 N. Curtis Rd., Boise, ID),  Hosted by Project Drawdown – Treasure Valley
    RSVP REQUIRED – ONLY 60 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
    Register at: http://bit.ly/drawdownworkshop
    The Drawdown Initiative is a series of workshops that supports you in finding your unique contribution to reversing global warming.  Reversing Global Warming Is Possible, the Solutions Surround Us.  Project Drawdown, an international coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts, identified and presented the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.
    Founded by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, the group revealed their extraordinary findings: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually begin reversing it by 2050. Hawken explains “drawdown” and how we can reverse global warming.   Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/645535196185823/
  • Jan. 21: Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting,  6:00 – 9:00 PM, Brennen room of the Library at Bown Crossing (2153 E. Riverwalk Dr.), Hosted by CCL
    A potluck from 6 – 7, presentation of the BUUF Plate Partner check at 7 followed by the regular meeting.  Contact Sharon Rockwood for the agenda.
  • Jan. 22: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Jan. 24:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/
  • Jan. 27: Cut Your Carbon Footprint and $ave – Part 1,  7 – 8:30 PM, Raible room of BUUF

    The antidote to scary climate news is personal action. You can start lowering your impact on the climate today, which can also save you time and money, and improve your health.  You’ll get an evidence-based framework that will help you choose the best steps to reduce your carbon footprint. You’ll walk away with your own personalized plan, and learn how to connect with communities moving us all to a cleaner, cooler, smarter world!  BUUF members, friends and public welcome.  Bring your last 12 months of electric and gas bills to determine your carbon baseline and find your biggest opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint.  In class one, you’ll learn where your carbon footprint comes from. In class two, you’ll learn where and how you can reduce yours.
    About the Presenter:  Lisa Hecht graduated with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and enjoyed a 30-year career at Hewlett Packard as an engineer, architect, and program manager before retiring.  While at HP, she produced a video to help HP’s suppliers eliminate CFC use.   She has tracked the science of, and solutions to, Climate Disruption, from global to personal levels, since becoming aware of the issue in 1975. In December 2015, she vowed to support Paris COP21 Agreements by halving her personal carbon footprint and achieved that by 2018.  She teaches classes on how others can do the same.
  • Jan. 27:  Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It,  7- 8:45 PM,  Boise Public Library, downtown, Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Boise
    Calling all current and future rebels! Extinction Rebellion invites you to join us in discussing the ecological breakdown and species loss that is being caused by fossil fuels and what we can do about it. If you would like to connect with others who share the sense of urgency and grief that accompanies the climate emergency, please join us in learning the science and strategy of this growing global movement.  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2155201591442116/
  • Jan. 28: White Women and Racial Justice,  5 – 7 PM, Bergquist Lounge, Student Union, BSU, Hosted by Boise State University Gender Equity
    Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. In this workshop we will be discussing the role that white women play in racial advocacy. Grab your friends, professors, classmates, and everyone in between to get real about race. Snacks provided.
  • Jan. 28: Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves e-course, Session 1,  6 – 7:30 PM, On-line
    Anti-racist practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, and Resistance.    This is an introductory session on anti-racist praxis in caucuses: White and Indigineous/Black/People of Color.   It is the first session of a five-session monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change and is developed in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committee’s Friends Relations office, the UUA and UUSC’s Love Resists campaign, Church World Service, and Freedom for Immigrants, formerly CIVIC.   To register for the free e-course click on the following link: https://www.afsc.org/action/join-us-changing-systems-changing-ourselves?ms=spotlighth
  • Jan. 29: Launch Party for Sunrise Movement’s Plan to Win the Green New Deal, on-line event
    Keep up our momentum for Climate Justice. Join Sunrise Movement–Our Plan to Win the Green New Deal–2020 Launch Parties on January 29th. Resources includes 2 mini-documentaries and organizing plans and support.
  • Jan. 29: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Jan. 29: Asylum Seeker Meeting,  5:30 – 7:30 PM, Library
    Contact Betty Van Gheluwe for the agenda.
  • Jan. 31:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/

February 2020

  • Feb. 3: A Path to Allyship – White Fragility,  6:30 – 8:30 PM, Raible Room, BUUF, Hosted by the Racial Justice Ministry:
    Contact Eileen Oldag for more information
  • Feb. 3-4:  Idaho Conference on Refugees,  BSU Student Union, Jordon Ballroom, 2nd Floor
    Idaho’s Annual Conference on Refugees serves many purposes: that of rejuvenation, learning, sharing and connecting. It has continued to grow, reaching new stakeholders in the community and providing additional opportunities for improved refugee resettlement. The conference spans two days and is filled with workshops, plenaries, speakers and panels, and is an excellent opportunity to learn best practices, network with others working or volunteering in resettlement, and get updates on resettlement in the U.S. and abroad.    Register here. 
  • Feb. 4:  Boise–ICL Advocacy Workshop, Idaho Legislature,  5:30 – 7, Idaho Conservation League
    The Idaho Legislature is getting set to convene for another session. Will you be ready?   Care about Idaho’s public lands, transportation, water quality and wildlife? This is your opportunity! Your Legislators need to hear from you and what you care about.  Bring your notebook! We will give you the tools to get involved and influence the legislative process.  Join Jonathan Oppenheimer, ICL’s external relations director for a discussion that will leave you feeling confident and prepared to make your voice heard.   Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/435512420461831/
  • Feb. 4:  Social Justice Council,  6 – 8 PM,  BUUF Library
    Contact Jim Bigelow for more about the meeting.
  • Feb. 5: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Feb. 6:  We Need You To Defend Fair Elections in Idaho!,  6 – 8:30 PM,  The Egyptian Theatre, Hosted by Idaho DLCC and 2 others
    A night with David Daley, national gerrymandering expert and bestselling author.  Doors: 6:00 P.M., Show: 7:00 P.M.
    Tickets: $30.   Tickets can be purchased at the Egyptian theater.    All proceeds go to elect more Democrats to the Idaho Legislature so we can end the abuses that come with GOP super-majority, one-party rule.
  • Feb. 7:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/
  • Feb. 10: Cut Your Carbon Footprint and Save – Part 2,  7 – 8:30 PM, Raible room of BUUF
    The antidote to scary climate news is personal action. You can start lowering your impact on the climate today, which can also save you time and money, and improve your health.  You’ll get an evidence-based framework that will help you choose the best steps to reduce your carbon footprint. You’ll walk away with your own personalized plan, and learn how to connect with communities moving us all to a cleaner, cooler, smarter world!  BUUF members, friends and public welcome.  Bring your last 12 months of electric and gas bills to determine your carbon baseline and find your biggest opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint.  In class one, you learn where your carbon footprint comes from. In class two, you’ll learn where and how you can reduce yours.
  • Feb. 12: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Feb. 14:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/
  • Feb. 16: BUUF Climate Action Team (CAT),  12:45 – 2:00 PM,  Stowe/Raible Rooms
    Contact Sharon Rockwood for an agenda
  • Feb. 19: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Feb. 19: Minidoka Documentary Screening at the Idaho State Museum,  6 – 8:30 PM,  Idaho State Museum, Hosted by Idaho State Museum and 3 others
    On Wednesday, February 19th, the Idaho State Museum is partnering with the National Park Service to hold a free film screening of the new documentary “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp” observance of the Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Friends of Minidoka, an organization committed to education and preserving WWII incarceration experiences, with the National Park Service, will offer a presentation in conjunction with the screening. This event is in connection to the new exhibition at the museum from the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II”, which opens to the public on January 25th, and is free during the evening of the screening to guests.  See the Facebook Events for more information and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/502292497089636/
  • Feb. 21:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/
  • Feb. 25: Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves e-course, Session 2,  6 – 7:30 PM, On-line
    Anti-racist practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, and Resistance.     Criminalization & Immigration Detention’s place in the Prison Industrial Complex. This is the second session of a five-session monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change and is developed in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committee’s Friends Relations office, the UUA and UUSC’s Love Resists campaign, Church World Service, and Freedom for Immigrants, formerly CIVIC.   To register for the free e-course click on the following link: https://www.afsc.org/action/join-us-changing-systems-changing-ourselves?ms=spotlighth
  • Feb. 26: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Feb. 28:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/

March 2020

  • Mar. 2: A Path to Allyship – Intersectionality,  6:30 – 8:30 PM, Raible Room, BUUF, Hosted by the Racial Justice Ministry:
    Contact Eileen Oldag for more information
  • Mar. 3:  Social Justice Council,  6 – 8 PM,  BUUF Library
    Contact Jim Bigelow for more about the meeting.
  • Mar. 4: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Mar. 6:  Boise Climate Strike Fridays for Future,  12:00 – 1:00 PM,  Idaho State Capitol, Hosted by Fridays for Future Boise
    From the FridaysForFuture website: “#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.”   FridaysForFuture Boise will strike every Friday in front of the State Capitol Building. Due to the nature of  people’s jobs, not everyone may be able to attend every week, but there will be an event scheduled every Friday so people can still go, even if it’s just one person.  BRING A SIGN!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608566553225179/
  • Mar. 7: Social Justice Retreat,  9 – 12 PM, Raible Room, BUUF, Hosted by the Social Justice Council
    Contact Jim Bigelow for more information
  • Mar. 11: Interfaith Prayer Vigil,  12 – 12:30 PM,  front steps of the Idaho State Capitol
    Come stand in silent prayer in support of equality for LGBTQ people in Idaho. Add the Words!  Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/789831321491370/
  • Mar. 24: Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves e-course, Session 3,  6 – 7:30 PM, On-line
    Anti-racist practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, and Resistance.  Anti-Blackness and immigrant justice.. This is the third session of a five-session monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change and is developed in collaboration with the American Friends Service Committee’s Friends Relations office, the UUA and UUSC’s Love Resists campaign, Church World Service, and Freedom for Immigrants, formerly CIVIC.   To register for the free e-course click on the following link: https://www.afsc.org/action/join-us-changing-systems-changing-ourselves?ms=spotlighth