Special Presentation on the Affordable Care Act and the Connecticut Health Insurance Marketplace!
Where: UUS:E, main meeting room, 153 West Vernon St., Manchester, CT
When: Tuesday Evening, February 11, 7:00 to 8:30
Presented by Rhona Cohen, (UUS:E member and organizer with CT Center for a New Economy)
Sponsored by the UUS:E Social Justice / Antiracism Committee
The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the CT health insurance marketplace or “Access Health CT” are helping us move toward affordable and quality care. This presentation will cover:
- Who can apply for insurance through Access Health CT and how much will it cost?
- How are we benefiting from the ACA ?
- How will people and small businesses be able to access the state’s market place, which is called Access Health CT?
Get answers to these and other questions and make an appointment with an “assistor” (someone who can help you get enrolled).
All are welcome to attend the planning meetings of the Social Justice/Anti-Racism Committee (SJAR) which take place on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm in Rev. Josh’s office. Contact our office at 860-646-5151 or email@example.com
Goals of the UUS:E Social Justice Committee:
One of our primary Social Justice Committee goals is to achieve a better balance between our advocacy and service work within the Greater Hartford community and our connective work within our own Unitarian Universalist Society: East community. We are accordingly working harder to listen and to respond to stories of our own members and friends. As a starting point, representative members of our Rainbow Alliance and Social Justice committees have been meeting together to determine how Unitarian Universalist Society: East can be an “additionally welcoming” place for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) members and friends. Rainbow Alliance and Social Justice will accordingly cosponsor an appropriate range of educational, legislative advocacy and relationship oriented activities. Some suggestions have been forums,movie nights and direct discussion opportunities (e.g., getting together in members’ homes). During our last meeting, we also discussed”radical communication” as a possible metaphor (e.g., more openly sharing our individual journeys and our resulting hopes and dreams).
“When people come together to work on social justice projects, they break the bonds of individualism and isolation that fragment communities. They make sacred space for one another. Together they explore the issues that tear at their hearts, and cause them concern for the future. The issue and the passion can only come from them. And, together, they partner with others to understand their place in the community, the gifts they bring to the community, and the hopes and dreams of others. Too many people think that spirituality and social justice are at opposite ends of the continuum, even polarized from one another. In truth, neither can be fulfilled without the other.” Rev. Jeanne Lloyd
The Social Justice Committee (SJC) fosters and focuses the passion for social justice among the members and friends of Unitarian Universalist Society: East by undertaking certain activities itself, and by providing an umbrella forum for the initiation, coordination and lifting up of social justice activities in other groups at Unitarian Universalist Society: East. In doing so, we cover the full spectrum of social justice work, including service (S), education (E), witness (W), advocacy (A), community organizing (CO) and transformation (T).