Planned Parenthood held their national convention in Detroit over the last weekend in July – and our own Candi Tomlinson attended! As our newest member of the UUFCM Social Justice Coordinating Team and our current representative on MUUSJN’s Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition, we asked that she share a summary report of her experience and learnings from the convention. You may read her complete report here.
The Michigan Interfaith Reproductive Justice Coalition is providing this program on Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 pm in Southfield, MI. The program will include speakers presenting the truth and the consequences of a new federal Civil Rights division, Conscience and Religious Freedom, as well as a legislative briefing on reproductive justice. For a list of speakers and other specific information, download this flyer. If you are interested in attending, please contact Norma Bailey at (989-560-3952; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Women’s Aid Service is holding its annual fundraiser, The Chocolate Fantasy, at 5:00 on Friday, October 20. For those not familiar with the agency, WAS provides shelter, counseling, and legal aid for victims, and their children, of domestic violence and sexual assault.
If you are interested in attending, or are willing to purchase a ticket ($40) to be used by someone else—for example, a student—please contact Joyce Henricks (email@example.com; or 989-400- 9743) - or see her on Sunday!
The September special collection on Sunday, September 17 is for Women's Aid Service, an agency serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims In isabella, Gratiot, and Clare counties. If you prefer to write a check, please address it to Women's Aid Service.
We are collecting pledges/donations for the CAMFED program - Campaign for Female Education. Our treasurer asks that you write your check out to UUFCM, with an indication at the bottom that it is for CAMFED, as we want to send our contributions as a congregation, rather than as individuals. The donations gathered will be sent by November 30, 2015. We hope to do this twice a year.