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The Prison Industrial Complex

Join us for a workshop co-hosted by the UTUUC Faith in Action Network and the UU Prison Ministry of Illinois.

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of the racial and economic injustice in our society. This is an opportunity to learn and reflect on what we can do to change it. 

During workshop participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Examine the prison industrial complex root: its reach, impact and our ability to transform it.
  • Connect Unitarian Universalist (UU) values to the work to divest from prisons and police and invest in building new systems of safety, healing, and accountability.
  • Build connections with organizations engaged in prisoner solidarity and restorative justice.
  • Learn about the UU Prison Ministry and how your congregation can support our work.
  • Facilitators are Monica Cosby, restorative justice advocate, person who was formerly incarcerated, and member of UU Prison Ministry of Illinois; and
  • Megan Selby, lifelong UU, member of Black & Pink, collaborator to end solitary confiment, and founding member of UUPMI.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Unity Temple Faith in Action Network; donations welcome. 

Attendees are encouraged to register with one or more other people from your congregation. Youth are strongly encouraged to attend. Follow this link to register, or email your name and "Unity Temple" to uupmi.info@gmail.com.

Location: 
Unity Temple
Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:00pm