Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA)

Upcoming Teach-Ins on the Safe Streets CT Misinformation Campaign

UUS:E, as part of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA), is offering an opportunity for education and action regarding a misinformation campaign intended to roll back Connecticut’s historic juvenile justice reforms. “Safe Streets CT” is purposefully misrepresenting data on crime in order to pass harsher, more punitive laws that will negatively impact our state’s Black and Brown youth. Our commitment to social justice calls us to understand this issue and act effectively in response to it. UUS:E is offering two dates to view and discuss a video produced by GHIAA. and to organize against the “Safe Streets CT” political strategy. Please plan to attend!

In-Person Session: Tuesday, April 12th at 2:00 PM in the UUS:E Sanctuary.

Online Session: Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 PM. (Watch for the Zoom link in our upcoming eblasts.)

Questions? Contact Rev. Josh at 860-646-5151 or [email protected]

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Background on GHIAA:

The Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance, GHIAA, is an organization of more than forty congregations in the greater Hartford area who come together across lines of race, class, faith, culture and geography to work on issues of common concern. At our congregational meeting on October 25, 2020, UUS:E voted to become a formal member of GHIAA. GHIAA operates as a program of the Center for Leadership and Justice (CLJ) in Hartford. To learn more about GHIAA and CLJ, visit the CLJ website.

GHIAA offers community organizing training to members of its member congregations on a regular basis. People who complete the training are then eligible and encouraged to join their congregation’s GHIAA core team. Contact Rev. Josh Pawelek for more information.

There is Always an Action You Can Take!

1. ENGAGE: Email an organizer at [email protected] to setup and/or participate in legislative meetings with your
state representative or senator.
2. SPEAK OUT: Let your voice be heard! Share your story with lawmakers and ask them to repeal welfare liens,
support clean slate, and address racism as a public health crisis. Email us for sample text/guidelines.
3. ACT: Work with your UUS:E core team to identify ways to engage your entire congregation in the above process. (Contact Rev. Josh Pawelek for more information.)