During this day long workshop with the UU Prison Ministry of Illinois participants will have the opportunity to:
—- examine the roots of the prison industrial complex (PIC), its reach and impact on our lives, as well as 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
—- begin to build with local/statewide organizations engaged in prisoner solidarity, organizing to end racist police violence, legislative challenges to the system, and restorative justice work
—- learn about the UU Prison Ministry and how your congregation can support our work
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. This workshop is intended to challenge participants towards growth and inspire ongoing work and action.
This event is free and will include a lunch thanks to our many generous donors around Illinois, as well as the UU Funding Panel. Donations to the UU Prison Ministry of Illinois will be accepted at the workshop and appreciated.
Attendees are encouraged to register with 1 or more other people from your congregation. Youth are strongly encouraged to attend.
Event Location: DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, 1828 Old Naperville Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60563