Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Classes and Discussions

13th: Film, Discussion and Letter-Writing Campaign

On Saturday evening, January 14th, at 6:00 PM, in partnership with Moral Monday CT and the Industrial Workers of the World, UUS:E will show the Netflix film, “13th ” about the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and how it provides the foundation for the mass incarceration of people of color in our era. In this recent and highly acclaimed documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Bishop John Selders of Moral Monday CT and Rev. Josh Pawelek will lead a discussion of the film. We will also conduct a letter-writing session to current inmates who are attempting to unionize in order to end the exploitation of their labor by the prison-industrial complex.

We’ll provide pizza at 6:00 PM.

If you are planning to attend, if you’d like childcare, or if you’d prefer something to eat other than pizza, please contact Rev. Josh at [email protected].



Co-sponsored with Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Committee
Saturday, 1/14, 6:00 – 9 p.m.

ISIS and Islamophobia: Understanding the Most Misunderstood Faith in America

This presentation and discussion will provide the religious, social, and historical context needed to understand how the self-proclaimed Islamic State has generated fear and loathing through a wrong and deviant interpretation of Islam. Speaker: Imam Sami Aziz. Co-sponsored with Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Committee
Sunday, 1/15, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Antiracism 101

This three-hour class will provide an overview of the analysis of racism presented in the Unitarian Univeralist Association’s antiracism training programs. Participants will discuss reasons why racism persists in the United States, especially in institutional and cultural forms. We will also reflect on ways we – as individuals and collectively – can be instrumental in dismantling racism. Sponsored by Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Committee
Rev. Josh Pawelek, [email protected]
Sunday, 1/22, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sign up by calling the church office, 860-646-5151 or by email at [email protected]. Please include your name, course name and date.

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