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UUs Showing Up for Ferguson

  • August 07, 2015
  • 6:00 AM
  • August 10, 2015
  • 6:00 PM
  • Bus to St. Louis area will depart from and return to First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, with a stop at the UU Society of Iowa City
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  • Price includes round trip transportation from Minneapolis to St. Louis and back in a wi-fi enabled coach bus, as well as lodging in a Ferguson-area hotel. Double occupancy rooms only.

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On the one year anniversary of the extrajudicial killing of Michael Brown, Unitarian Universalists from across Minnesota & Iowa are answering the call from our congregations in St. Louis to Show up for Ferguson

"The extrajudicial killing of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 sparked a cry from Ferguson, Missouri that has not relented. Protests have continued daily across the greater St. Louis metro region ever since August 10. 

As we approach the 1 year anniversary of Mike Brown's death, Unitarian Universalist leadership in St. Louis joins the local Action Council, Don’t Shoot Coalition and Movement community in a call for people of faith and conscience to join us here for the weekend of August 7-10, 2015. We are calling for UUs to Show Up for Ferguson.

The weekend will kick off Friday evening with a UU rally at one of the local congregations. This rally will include orientation for the weekend's events and all who plan to participate must attend. Saturday we will join the “I Am Mike Brown” march, dressed in white t-shirts, khakis and baseball caps. The local organizers are calling for all who attend to dress as Mike Brown was dressed when he was killed, we will humbly comply. Sunday will be a day for worship and additional opportunities to support the local Movement community (yellow Standing on the Side of Love shirts would be appropriate for these events). Monday is direct action day. There will be specific requests about how we show up for this from our community partners, so please be sure to stay tuned for these instructions."

We are thrilled that the Rev. Kelli Clement, Minister of Social Justice at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, will be accompanying the delegation as the "spiritual chaperone" and chaplain for the weekend.

Tentative schedule

Friday, August 7:

  • 6:30am - depart First Universalist Church, Minneapolis
  • Time TBA - pick up passengers in Iowa City
  • 4:30pm - arrive hotel near Ferguson, check into double rooms
  • 6:30pm - depart for evening rally & orientation at a St. Louis area UU congregation - (required for all participating in weekend events)

Saturday, August 8:

  • Attend the "I Am Mike Brown" march, dressed in white t-shirts, khakis, & baseball caps. Local organizers are requesting that participants dress as Mike Brown was dressed when he was killed, & we will humbly comply. 

Sunday, August 9:

  • Worship at a local UU congregation. Additional opportunities to support the local Movement community. 
  • Yellow Standing on the Side of Love shirts would be perfect this day. 

Monday, August 10: 

  • Early morning departure for Iowa City & Minneapolis. Drop-off in Iowa in afternoon (exact time TBA); arrive back at First Universalist around 6pm.

Cost will include roundtrip motor coach transportation, 3 nights lodging in shared double rooms, & breakfast at hotel. All other meals & incidentals on your own. 

Any funds collected beyond the cost of the trip will be used to support the work of MUUSJA and Black Lives Matter - Twin Cities.

This trip is appropriate for participants 12 years of age and older.

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