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Ferguson Solidarity Weekend

  • 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


  • Round-trip bus from Minneapolis to Ferguson, plus hotel

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The Don't Shoot Coalition has issued a call to action for people all over the country to show up Aug. 7-10 in commemoration of the anniversary of Michael Brown's killing. The Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance--a faith-based social justice organization rooted in Unitarian Universalism--is sponsoring this delegation, but it is open to any members of the community, regardless of belief or religious tradition, who want to participate in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and the nationwide movement for Black lives.

Participants who are not Unitarian Universalist (UU) are warmly invited to join any and all events being hosted by our St. Louis area UU congregations in conjunction with this weekend's events.  The portions of the weekend organized by UUs, including the Friday evening "orientation," promise to be inclusive and welcoming to people of any religious background.  Click here to read more about the call from our congregations in St. Louis to Show up for Ferguson

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 (3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408)
  • 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 UUs participating in weekend events; encouraged but optional for non-UU participants)

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 (optional). Additional opportunities to support the local Movement community. 

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 round-trip 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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