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Courage for the Long Haul: MUUSJA’s Annual Celebration and Fundraiser
September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join justice-hearted people of faith from around the state as we celebrate our shared work, gain courage for the journey ahead, and commit to funding the future of Unitarian Universalist justice work in Minnesota. We will connect with one another over delicious food and drink and hear reflections on the role of people of faith in this political moment from our Keynote speaker, the Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen. We will also present this year’s annual MUUSJA Justice Awards to an individual, congregation, and youth group who are doing exemplary work.
This event is free and open to all, but please RSVP below and let us know you’re coming. That will help us out a lot!
About the Keynote: “So Many Reasons to Keep Fighting”
Many days we face a litany of reasons to give up, to be seduced by overwhelm, and withdraw into fear. More than ever we are being asked to risk, to sharpen our humility, soften our certainty, and embolden our disruption for the long haul. Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen shares about some of the places and peoples that remind us that there many more reasons to keep fighting as there are to give up.
About the Speaker: Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen
Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen roots for the Wisconsin Badgers, lives in Boston, and is is learning all the time about courage, singing, cowardice and prayer. She is the Senior Strategist with Side with Love of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has held a variety of leadership roles in the youth social justice, housing cooperative, and immigration and racial justice contexts. She feels particularly indebted to youth organizing and all those leading from within prisons and jails and tries to honors the skills, wisdom and bold vision of that work. Elizabeth brings experience with direct action and non-compliance from a variety of contexts: from fighting for affordable housing to fighting against pipelines, from occupying jails from the outside to supporting those organizing inside, from when to listen to fear and when to listen to vision. Elizabeth is particularly on fire about how people of faith can transform how we show up by sharpening our humility, softening our certainty, and emboldening our disruption.
Help us reach our goal!
We have a $10,000 match for this event! If you’re not able to attend in person, please consider making your contribution in advance. You can make a one-time gift or becoming a monthly sustainer.
All are welcome to join this celebration, whether or not you are able to make a financial contribution.