North Central Region Justice Organizing Gathering
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, 1-5 PM ~ First Congregational Church of Leicester (MA)
Amos 5:24: But let justice roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Our shared faith and values as members of the United Church of Christ offer us - and indeed call us - to be about the work of creating a more just and equitable world. A question for us all: What is it that motivates us to do this work and how can we be even more effective in this journey?
Are you on a quest to seek others in your community and beyond to be about making a difference in this world? Or perhaps you are already “in the thick of it” and searching for a spark or new tools to be more effective in this journey for justice and equity. On January 29, we will dig deep into the concepts of power and explore our own stories that draw us to this work. We will collectively explore how - as a community of faith - we can center ourselves in “a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”
Ann Pratt, Director of Organizing at the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, will be joining and leading us for this in-person session. Ann is a UCCer and lifelong community organizer who has organized campaigns addressing education equity, quality affordable health care, climate justice, and racial and economic segregation. She is also the Executive Director for Connecticut Citizen Research Group and has served as Executive Director of Progressive States Network, CT Early Childhood Alliance, CT Parent Power, and the Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice.
Ann works with communities and institutional leaders to create innovative strategies for social and economic change related to strengthening economic democracy, building a more sustainable “green” economy, and improving the emotional, social and educational outcomes for young children.
Please Register for this in-person event. Snow date is Feb.12, 2022.
Michele Mudrick is the Legislative Advocate for the Southern New England Conference. A Connecticut native, Michele has worked with the Christian Activities Council as a congregational organizer. She has also served in organizing or fundraising ...