As preparation for our all-congregation retreat on gender identity and transgender issues, your Social Justice Coordinating Team invites you to a movie night on Thursday, January 12, at 7:00 at the UU Center. We will be showing TransAmerica with Felicity Huffman. Please join us.
June 2016 is the one-year anniversary of marriage equality! While we celebrate this month as LGBT Pride Month (you can read President Obama’s eloquent proclamation here), we are all aware of the work still needed towards true equality. In Michigan, not one but two “bathroom inspection” bills aimed at transgender persons have been introduced in our legislature. Visit the Equality Michigan website to sign the petition to stop the Runestad & Casperson Bathroom Inspection Bills SB 993 and HB 5717.
We are again going to march in the Alma Highland Festival Parade this Saturday, May 28 (Memorial Day weekend). While the parade starts at 10:30 and is completed by about 11:30, we would need to be there to line up no later than 10:00. Vicki Chessin is organizing us and getting our parade banner ready, so please contact her (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Norma Bailey (email@example.com) to join us. We would love to have a large contingent of Mt. Pleasant UUs! Download the directions here.
Sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Interfaith Coalition
Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Library Annex
Speaker: Regina Calcagno, Staff for the National LGBTQ Task Force
• What are Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs)?
• How do they differ from Religious Freedom (in the Bill of Rights)?
• Why should I and my congregation/faith community care about RFRA laws?
• What can I and my congregation/faith community do about RFRA laws?
Come join us as we learn about and discuss RFRA laws, how they impact us, and how we can talk about our faith and these laws!
Inclusive Justice, the Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN), Equality Michigan and other organizations are co-sponsoring an interfaith workshop for clergy and leaders to get ready for action to stop the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation in Michigan. This workshop will be held on Monday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edgewood United Church of Christ in East Lansing located at 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Norma Bailey will be attending and would love to have others join her. Please contact her at 989-560-3952 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.