Special announcement: Women’s March January 19, 2019

All Oakland UU self-identified women and their allies are warmly invited to march together behind our brand new “SIDE WITH LOVE” banner!!!!!!

8 AM at church We will begin by grounding ourselves in a spirit circle, guided, by Pastor Jacqueline and then have a breakfast to sustain us during the march.

You are strongly encouraged to begin the March at our church so that we can participate in this historic March together. Note it may be difficult to find us in the crowd at the March.

To participate please sign up in Wendte Hall on Sunday, January 13th or email katelenhardt@gmail.com.

So that we can communicate with everyone on the day of as well as get a head count for the breakfast please provide us with the following information: *Names of marchers *Ages of Children *Email address *Mobile phone number

Schedule of the Day’s events:
  • 8:00 AM – We will gather at church for breakfast and a grounding circle.
  • 8:45 AM – We will walk to the start of the March at Lake Merritt Amphitheater.
  • 9:30 AM – Arrive at Amphitheater and hold a “SIDE WITH LOVE” sign high to help others find us. Some may decide to not walk to Amphitheater and instead walk to Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall and hold a “SIDE WITH LOVE” sign high to help others find them.
  • 10:00 AM – Rally Begins with inspiring speakers.
  • 11:00 AM – We will march to Frank Ogawa Plaza down 14th St behind our new “SIDE WITH LOVE” banner.
  • 11:30 AM – Attend Call to Action Alley where there will be performances and tabling by social justice organizations.
  • 2:00 PM – Women’s March event ends.
  • More information about the Women’s March Oakland can be found at https://womensmarchoakland.org/faq/

    About the Justice Councel

    The Justice Council was formed in the spring of 2016 to support the integration of and collaboration among our justice ministries at church.

    We hope to deepen our spiritual values and practices while engaging in the work of justice.

    "How can we each do the work of justice while nurturing ourselves, each other, and our spiritual development?“

    “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
    – Martin Luther King

    The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. There is a connectedness, a relationship discovered amid the particulars of our own lives and the lives of others. Once felt, it inspires us to act for justice. It is the church that assures us that we are not struggling for justice on our own, but as members of a larger community.

    The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen, and our strength too limited to do all that must be done Together our vision widens and our strength is renewed.”
    – Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

    We hope that the Justice Council can support members of the congregation to have an impact whether it's letter writing; attending events and rallies together; deepening our dialog about racism and white supremacy; and making an impact in the city we call home.

    For further information about the actions and purpose of the Justice Council, direct your questions, concerns, hopes to justicecouncil@uuoakland.org.