Type of event: Public Event
Sponsor: West Shore UU Church, Cleveland, OH
Join us for Justice-pa-LUUza! Participate in any or a part of the day as we focus, together, on these questions “What is Justice?” “What does it look like?” “How will we know what it is present?”
HOME 9:30 a.m. til Soup
Help us highlight and celebrate the justice programs taking place within and outside of the congregation. This multigenerational morning of engaging Youth Group swagger, Junior Choir singing, and justice pro- gram presentations is being provided to help us continue to learn ways to grow our Justice Ministry vision of becoming an “anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural congregation.”
There will be Religious Education opportunities provided, some members of the Junior Choir will delight us with a few tunes and members of our Youth Group will share their musings related to justice. Additionally, members of the congregation involved in leading our efforts at Case School, Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future (FaCT), Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC), Green Sanctuary, Inclusivity Ministry, Queers & Allies, Social Action and West Shore Allies Against Human Trafficking (WAAHT) will lead short presentations on their work within and outside of the congregation which we hope to expand with more congregational involvement. Soup, salad, bread and dessert will be provided (free will donation suggested). Childcare provided by sign up in the Rotunda on Sundays.
COMMUNITY 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
As important to our work within the congregation is our work outside of its walls. We will engage the following question, “Do we know our city?” with some of our community partner organizations. The three community partner organizations that will be with us on that day are:
Esperanza: The mission of Esperanza is to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting post-secondary educational attainment.
Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that pro- mote justice and mutual understanding.
Denison United Church of Christ: Reverend Dr. Nozomi Ikuta is the Pastor of this congregation locat- ed at West 99th and Denison. Reverend Ikuta will join us to discuss the innovative, community empow- erment Ministry called “The Achievement Hub” and share ways we can get involved.
Miss Samaria Rice (Tamir Rice’s Mother) will discuss her ongoing work in building the “Tamir Rice Foundation” and ways that we can be of support to her as she plans to open “Tamir Rice Afrocentric Center” in 2019.
Benefit Concert with Emma's Revolution
Emma’s Revolution will have a pre-concert reception and play a benefit concert!
Pre-Concert Reception Tickets (6:00 - 7:30 pm) Cost $75 per person
Includes Meet the Artists, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and concert ticket.
Benefit Concert Tickets Only (7:30 - 9:30 pm) Cost per person: $18 in advance/$22 at the door (non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages sold at intermission)
Go on REALM or call the church office: 440-333-2255 EXT 100
Proceeds of the reception and benefit concert go towards West Shore’s Justice Ministry.