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West Sound for Social Justice presentsSunday, April 15 @ 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and program starts promptly at 2:00
A local kick off to National Volunteer Week and Kitsap Great Give
With Moderator Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun
At the Bremerton United Methodist Church
1150 Marine Dr., Bremerton
Join us as we hear from the leaders in this work and learn how to support them in their efforts.
===================Updated========================We will have three panel discussions, the last two each followed by an interactive Q & A with the audience.
Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for mingling, coffee, and light fare, and the program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.
Make KITSAP HOMELESSNESS: IT’S ABOUT US part of your local kick off to National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21) and Kitsap Great Give (April 24) as we take this opportunity to raise funds and supplies forhere, and we’ll have collection barrels on site.
Food Bank Suggestions
We are also pleased to welcome special musical guest, Rick Cortes. Rick is an acoustic guitarist / singer / songwriter who arrived in Bremerton over a decade ago intent on starting a new life, but soon found himself homeless. His experiences moved him toward music with a conscience, and together with his “forever sweetheart” and co-writer Lana Taylor, he penned songs addressing societal injustices, including “Broken Man,” a song submitted for Richard LeMieux’s Breakfast at Sally’s film project. Retired from the Bremerton School District, Rick currently serves as a staff member at Benedict House.
Listen to some of Rick’s music below:
Keeper of the Flame
Matters of the Heart
There is no charge for this event, but we appreciate any food items you might bring to support the Bremerton FoodLine. If you’re not certain of what is appropriate to bring, here is a list of possibilities:
Children are welcome at the event and an activity area will be available.
Also, visit our Facebook Event page to register:
Kitsap Homelessness – It’s About Us – Event Page
This event is co-sponsored by:
Thank you to Gig Harbor Mayor Kit Kuhn for issuing a Welcoming City Proclamation tonight, March 26 at the City Council Meeting. Thank you also to the people who stepped up to support it this evening.
Our next Family Kitchen is March 30. We join together with members from Kitsap UU Fellowship and First Lutheran Community Church to provide a meal to people who have difficulty stretching their food budget to the end of the month. We prepare, serve, and clean up after the meal, which is at the First Lutheran Church on Mitchell Avenue in Port Orchard. If you would like to donate some time to help with this social justice contact Sally Murphy [KUUF] who coordinates volunteers for the last Friday of each month: Salmurf@ix.netcom.com
Our next service: April 8 at 4:00 pm
The Treasure of RaceThe proper understanding of the pathways and mechanisms by which differences in people (modern humans) arose and now exist could be a powerful tool in the efforts to end racism.
However, although we are learning more every day through the study of the DNA of archaic humans (those living from about 550,000 to 20,000 years ago and who are now extinct), this knowledge is not widely available to the public or even to any persons not in the field and is rarely taught in the schools. Some people have knowledge of a few archaic groups such as the Neanderthals and the Denisovans, however, it is not obvious that this knowledge has sometimes been gathered in a racist way and both has and is being interpreted in a racist way.
And the limits of our present-day knowledge are also not that obvious.
The part implicit bias plays in scientific studies of evolution and race has not been well covered in the UUA’s efforts to confront and correct racial inequities in our organization and the wider society.
Let us not say later that we did not know. Becoming aware is an ethical mission and is part of our UU heritage.
Jill Clarridge is a professor emerita at the University of Washington with expertise in the biological sciences. Jill is a long-time member of KUUF and has presented both there and at other UU venues. Her presentation on the topic of deep evolution of race and its social and ethical implications will be both thoughtful and lively.
7:00 pm, March 29, Thursday, "Changing the Climate on Climate Change" How climate change is affecting the Tacoma area of Puget Sound..........At the Kings Bookstore 218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 253.272.8801
TONIGHT!!!! Welcoming Community Proclamation to be presented to the Gig Harbor City Council.
Monday, March 26, 5:30pm Gig Harbor City Council Agenda. You might be interested in Presentations #2 Welcoming Community Proclamation. You have the opportunity to speak for or against this Proclamation. It is a good time to be heard.
City of Gig Harbor
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 4:00 PM
OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES
The Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP) is a twenty-year effort to gather and preserve the life stories of lesbians 70 and older. The Project is co-based in Texas and in Washington, and members of the local organization Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, (PS OLOC) have produced a DVD about this unique effort to ensure that the experiences of these women are not forgotten.
Join us in hearing some of these stories.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 4:00 PM
SPEAKING OF ‘LOVE’
REV. BRUCE BODE
“Love” is, indeed, “a many splendored thing” … particularly in the English language where it is used as an umbrella word to cover our positive feelings towards everything from our links to inanimate objects to our most intimate human relationships. This sermon will attempt to distinguish some of our different types of love, with a special look, on this Sunday prior to Valentine’s Day, at “romantic love.”
Bruce A. Bode, a native of Lynden, Washington, is in his fourteenth and final year as the minister of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, Washington. He and his congregation have been faithful supporters of PUUF since its inception. An incidental note: he and Flossie Bode are grandparents to two-year old Clara Grace Bode-Lang, "one of this planet’s loveliest creatures," according to her devoted grandfather.
January 31 -
You are invited to a live stream event featuring Bernie Sanders and Bill McKibben. They are joining a group of climate activists to share their vision of how our communities can transition to a carbon free future. The sixty to ninety minute live stream will be followed by a discussion of actions we can take.
fossil free house party - Manchester Library community room at 6:00 pm. 8067 E. Main St Manchester, WA 98366
For further info on this event contact Martha Bishop martyl.bishop2gmail.com