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Every year, the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance hosts its annual fundraiser and celebration to bring together Unitarian Universalists and our partners to build relationships, deepen connections, and celebrate our shared work for justice.  Please join us again this year for this very special heart-filling evening!

This year's keynote will feature Rev. Karen Van Fossan, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Bismarck/Mandan, which has been a close partner with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and other Native nations for the duration of the ongoing struggle to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline and work for Indigenous sovereignty.  Speaking from her own experiences over the past two years, Rev. Karen will reflect on the relationship between healing work and decolonization as spiritual justice practices, the transformative power of deep partnerships across experiences and identities, and the inevitability of making powerful mistakes in the work for powerful change.  

At the event, you'll also get to meet and hear from MUUSJA's new statewide organizer, Pastor Danny Givens, and enjoy some delicious food and drink from the Sioux Chef. Additionally, we'll be presenting the 2017 MUUSJA Justice Awards to a congregation, individual, and youth group who are doing inspiring work for justice in their communities.  (Click here to make your nomination today!)

6:00: Meet & Greet with Delicious Food from The Sioux Chef

6:30: Welcome by Pastor Danny Givens, Jr., MUUSJA Statewide Organizer

6:40:  Keynote by Rev. Karen Van Fossan

7:20: Celebrating UU Justice in Minnesota: MUUSJA's Annual Justice Awards -- Sherri Knuth & Taylor Putz, MUUSJA Board Co-Chairs

7:35: Growth, Partnership, & Solidarity: MUUSJA's Work to Build a Just and Loving World -- Rev. Ashley Horan, MUUSJA Executive Director

7:45: Funding Our Future -- Liz Loeb, the Kaleo Center for Faith, Justice, & Social Transformation

Please let us know you're coming!  Click here to RSVP.

If you aren't able to join us in person, please take a moment to become a sustaining donor or make your one-time contribution today.  Right now, we are growing our staff, our outreach, and our partnerships to make sure that there is a widely-felt Unitarian Universalist voice in movements for justice in Minnesota--and we need your financial help to sustain this critical work. Click here to make your gift in support of MUUSJA's mission to unleash courageous leadership and collective power to build a just and loving world.  

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