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Monthly UUA Newsletter here.   



Be there with us at the Kinni View Deli - for the first in a series of "RiseUp Reads"

Dark Money Has Transformed American Politics

Turns out the feelings of helplessness we are all experiencing, along with the epidemic of hate and division has been carefully engineered by just a couple of individuals with HUGE wealth. They have been plotting since the 1970s to take government completely apart, leaving only the little they need to protect their interests. Wondering what to do about it?  Join us for lunch and to begin discussion of the book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by New York Times reporter Jane Mayer. 

You don't have to have read the book to join the discussion. (In fact, I have only read the first half so far!) Please come to talk about this amazing insight into our predicament.

Time: 12 P.M. Wednesday October 11th

Place: Kinni View Deli, towards the rear of Riverwalk on the Main Street level, 127 North Main Street, River Falls WI 54022

The Deli serves delicious lunches or bring your own!

This is the first in a series of “RiseUp Reads” open discussions of books and other media which will be held the second Wednesday of each month. These events are sponsored by RiseUp Western Wisconsin.  

Details at our website: riseupwesternwisconsin.com

Or email katie_chaffee@yahoo.com or call 715-425-8434

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right is riveting journalism and required reading to fully understand the hijacking of U.S. democracy and the rise of the tea party infrastructure. While you probably know many pieces of the story, Mayer has constructed the master narrative of the unequal times we are living through.


Please submit to the Website interesting, compelling pages from your browsing, articles that you would like to share.  


Thank you note for free school supply donations:  Look here..


Take Action for Syrian Refugees - Amnesty International USA

 


 January 29th 2017 Service 

 Rev. Barb de Souza and Roberta Kuhn

"Welcoming the Stranger!"

             

Look to Archives for the complete reports on our Asylum Family - Archives


UUSRF Sends a Delegation to Standing Rock: Read more...


Draw attention to this appeal!  Assistance for those assisting!

Read about the history of this UUSRF sponsored organization, services provided and to whom.  

ARC would like you to know more about them and how much help they provide to your very own communities.  Give it a read here.


Look for the Facebook Group hosted by our Paula Lugar with frequent postings on subject matter yearning for debate.

UUSRF Social Justice Page Facebook Group

Click on Join & wait to be added.  Start reading from posts by Paula and others.  She is exploring and learning and planning and feeding us some thought provoking ideas with her posts.  She is a morning poster so it could get to be a new "coffee & Paula" habit that could change you!  There is always something new.    (She will want you to know that she is speaking her own mind and does not speak for the Society!)


Social Action Committee

Social Action is our UUSRF standing committee, active in response to long-standing Unitarian Universalist commitments to social justice, as well as to issues that arise in the world around us. Our work is often related to Unitarian Universalist principles and supportive of campaigns and study topics initiated by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA, the national association to which this Fellowship belongs). On the local level we provide financial support to such important services as food pantries, homeless shelters, free clinics, a community arts base, and Turningpoint women's shelter. In addition, we create programs for this UUSRF, including an annual memorial service honoring a member couple who worked for justice and left us a legacy of courageous advocacy.


Social Justice in Action at UUSRF

Our UUSRF Justice page will be an active page addressing a full range of justice issues of concern to our members and friends. We will address local, regional, national and international issues. You are invited to participate in the development of the page by submitting comments and ideas for future content and helping keep this page up to date. To join the action, please e-mail the page editor at  UUSRFJustice@gmail.com.  As a example of what our page can become, please visit UUSJ.net . Their page is rich and simple. Their vision and mission is quoted below.

The UUSJ.net provides a model of Unitarian Universalists working for Social Justice.

Vision: "We envision a vibrant regional community of Unitarian Universalists working together to create a peaceful, just, and sustainable world - for ourselves and for the generations to follow." 

Mission: "Our mission is to mobilize and amplify the voice of Unitarian Universalists in the National Capital Region (NCR) as we seek to change the world through acts of love and justice."

 


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