This year the UUMA Board of Trustees, in partnership with the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal (www.celsjr.org), is arranging opportunities for engagement in the community beyond the convention center and hotels during Ministry Days. The three opportunities include:
Justice and Beyond
Monday, June 19th from 4:45 to 7:00 pm at Christian Unity Baptist Church, 1700 Conti St.
Pre-Ministry Days Monday evening visit to “Justice and Beyond,” a local coalition of faith leaders, non-profit workers, and activists organizing around issues of importance to New Orleans’s community - especially the black community. A buffet of chicken, red beans and rice is prelude to a lively, passionate session of discussion and planning. There is room for up to 50 UUMA members to attend and bear witness as this innovative coalition conducts its work. Transportation provided. For a recent article on Justice and Beyond, click here
Harry Thompson Center
Tuesday, June 20th from noon to 2:00
Visit the Harry Thompson Center to participate in its unique ministry to homeless people. There is room for up to 6 UUMA members to attend. Transportation provided. Click here for more information on the Harry Thompson Center.
A Community Voice
Tuesday, June 20th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
UUMA members are invited to engage in community organizing with A Community Voice. ACV works with low and moderate-income families to create social and economic justice in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. Participants will learn about ACV’s current campaigns and then venture out into the community to help organize. There is room for up to 200 UUMA members to participate. Transportation provided. Click here for more information on A Community Voice.