Connecting to First Parish in Concord’s Social Action Groups

Women’s reproductive rights, Human rights, Environmental/Climate action, Immigrations Justice, Racial Justice, Democracy and Elections, Women’s Parish Association, LGBTQ+ Justice are represented by social action groups at First Parish in Concord.  They publish their meetings and events in FP Weekly and often can be found at tabling during coffee hour after Sunday services.  You can join! Find out more about the social action groups HERE.  

Connecting to the Greater World of UU Social Action

Check out an impressive list of local, national, and international UU entities with resources, events, actions, workshops, working groups, connections, associations, trips, and more HERE .

Study Up on the Issues of First Parish in Concord’s Major Justice Areas

want to get up to speed on the background information for the justice issues that First Parish in Concord’s social action groups pursue?  Find some resources HERE.

Family-Friendly Social Action Opportunities

Enjoy the Outdoor Art of “Go Out Doors – Metrowest”

Autumn 2021

Originally inspired by the En Plein Air door installation on NYC’s High Line, “Go Out Doors – Neighbors” expands on a summer 2020 installation celebrating the opening of The West Concord section of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.  2021 Go Out Doors – Metrowest expands the celebration further, with additional doors on display on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Carlisle and Westford. Watch for many more as the Go Out Doors project calls for art and installations in other towns, cities and parks throughout Greater Boston and Metrowest.  See locations of art on Rail Trail HERE.

 

Regular Social Action Opportunities

 

UUA Widening the Circle of Concern 5-Year Implementation Plan 

“The UUA is preparing to present a five-year implementation plan to take up recommendations in Widening the Circle of Concern…The UUA is already adapting its policies and practices to embody its antiracist and anti-oppressive commitments and urges congregations and other UU organizations to do the same. ‘This is not just another initiative,’ said UUA Executive Vice President Carey McDonald. ‘It’s at the center of all our initiatives for the coming years. It’s the foundation.’”—”UUA will present five-year institutional change plan,” UU World, Spring 2021.  Read about the UUA Commission on Institutional Change’s report, Widening the Circle of Concern: https://firstparish.org/wp/widening-the-circle/.

UU the Vote Skill Up

November 21st, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

UU the Vote Skill Up   Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to be lifelong learners, and organizing traditions teach that we need to share what we know for our movements to grow. So we are kicking off Squad Skill Ups – a monthly series of trainings on organizing skills to help build our UU the Vote Volunteer Squads and help YOU build stronger teams in your congregation and community. We’ll start the session with some spiritual fun and then launch into our training (topic TBD). This is also a chance to find out how to get more involved as a UU the Vote volunteer and meet members of the Volunteer Squads. 

 

UU the Vote Skill Up

December 19th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

UU the Vote Skill Up     Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to be lifelong learners, and organizing traditions teach that we need to share what we know for our movements to grow. So we are kicking off Squad Skill Ups – a monthly series of trainings on organizing skills to help build our UU the Vote Volunteer Squads and help YOU build stronger teams in your congregation and community. We’ll start the session with some spiritual fun and then launch into our training (topic TBD). This is also a chance to find out how to get more involved as a UU the Vote volunteer and meet members of the Volunteer Squads.