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UU College of Social Justice: Upcoming Service Learning Opportunities
UU College of Social Justice: Upcoming Service Learning Opportunities
With its official launch at General Assembly 2012, the mission of the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is to increase the capacity of Unitarian Universalists to catalyze justice. A formal collaboration of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), the UUCSJ will assist UU congregations in discerning their focus for social-justice work, effectively harness collective UU power for change, and build capacity for moving justice forward through its domestic and international service learning programs. UPCOMING PROGRAMS: UU Holdeen India Program: Justice in Rural India Trip Dates: November 26 - December 5, 2012 Registration Deadline: September 15 This first service-learning trip to India will explore Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) partner Vidhayak Sansad’s ongoing struggle for justice for impoverished people in the region surrounding Mumbai. The 10-day experience with Vidhayak Sansad will involve field-based activities that include shadowing local social activists and documenting the organization’s achievements in villages where it is active. Documentation support is a crucial contribution that visitors can make to Vidhayak Sansad. UUSC-UUA Supporter Journey to Tanzania and Burundi Trip Dates: November 10 – 20, 2012 Registration Deadline: September 10 This trip is a chance for donors to witness vital on-the-ground human-rights work and to meet African Unitarians. You will learn about the work of the Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP), a UUSC environmental-justice partner, and be hosted by the Assemblée des Chrétiens Unitariens du Burundi/Assembly of Unitarian Christians of Burundi (ACUB), a UUA partner church. For information on additional service learning opportunities, visit the UU College of Social Justiceonline!

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