Planning for Justice in 2009: UUA advocacy dates and campaigns

Yesterday, we shared social justice-oriented organizers and calendars to help plan the upcoming year. Today, we’re reminding you about the UUA Advocacy & Witness staff group’s schedule for social justice campaigns in 2009.

UUA Social Justice Calendar 2008 – 2009

The 2008-2009 UUA social justice calendar is available at This calendar includes holidays and observances, as well as the schedule for upcoming Actions of the Month through August 2009.

See for worship resources, advocacy campaigns, and educational materials related to specific holidays. These resources will be updated throughout the year.

Sexuality Education Advocacy Training
March 21 – 24th, 2009

If you are interested in participating in this year’s Sexuality Education Advocacy Training (SEAT), in Washington, DC, mark your calendars for March 21 – 24th. SEAT brings together Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ, and Reform Judaism youth, young adults and adult allies to discuss sex-ed as a religious issue, its impact on young people, queer people and people of color. The three and a half day training includes advocacy skill-building and lobby visits with Congressional staff. Click here for more information.

Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar
April 16 – 18th, 2009
Youth program will begin on the 15th of April.

The theme of this year’s seminar is All in the Name of Faith: Rights, Religion, and Responsibility. The seminar will be held in New York City, and registration will begin in November, 2008. Click here for more information.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days
March 13 – 16, 2009

For Christians (and Christian-identified UUs?), the Ecumenical Advocacy Days are a powerful opportunity to witness to politicians in power. Held in Washington, DC, Ecumenical Advocacy Days will include advocacy training and lobby visits. This year’s theme is Enough for All Creation. Click here for more information.

Those are all the dates we have for now, but keep your eye on our calendars (the static version for posting and dynamic version with links and activities ) and this blog for updates about advocacy campaigns and events.