Medicare For All

Co-sponsored by UUCUC, this discussion being facilitated at the Champaign Public Library about Medicare For All will focus on how the single-payer universal healthcare system would improve and expand Medicare, lowering costs and providing comprehensive coverage to all Americans.

The discussion will feature Dr. Pamela Gronemeyer (Illinois Single Payer Coalition) and Clair Irwin (Illinois #insulin4all).

To read more about this event, CLICK HERE.

RJP Presents the Documentary, The Long Shadow

Please join the Racial Justice Project for an important movie and discussion Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. at UUCUC in Fellowship Hall. The Long Shadow is a documentary about the lasting effects of slavery and white supremacy in our democracy. For a synopsis of the film, CLICK HERE.

“If you want to know the true hidden history of the evil that slavery cast over America, and how it continues to this day, you must watch this movie.” Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Discussion will follow the 84-minute film.

New American Welcome Center Advocacy Training

This event at UUCUC in Fellowship Hall is being organized by the New American Welcoming Center. The objective of this training / workshop is to better equip C-U community to engage with avenues of advocacy that can hep bring about immigrant-friendly and inclusive legislation and policy at the local, state and federal levels. This free, “open to all” workshop is consistent with UUCUC’s Immigrant Justice Task Force’s focus.

Safety Through Solidarity: Building a Hate-Free Community

The Social Action Committee has agreed to cosponsor the upcoming event, “Safety Through Solidarity: Building a Hate-Free Community”, sponsored by Bend the Arc. This Forum will be held on July 2, 2019 from 6:45 to 9 pm at the Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center, 106 S. Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana, to begin the process of community building around this issue. Bend the Arc:CU is a Jewish organization in Central Illinois that advocates for social, racial and religious equality. They collaborate with the interfaith community, immigration and refugee rights organizations, and human rights advocacy groups.

Representatives from the Jewish, Black, Muslim, and Latinx communities will discuss how different communities experience today’s rising tide of white nationalism and white supremacy. Then, together attendees will explore how we can come together to protect each other and create the kind of tolerance we all want to have in Champaign-Urbana.

Speakers will include State Representative Carol Ammons, National Field Director for Bend the Arc, Susan Lubeck, Latino Parent Liaison for Urbana Schools District #116, Lucia Maldonado, and others. Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager, City of Champaign, will emcee our event.

Tickets are required but admission is FREE. To learn more about the event and to register, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safety-through-solidarity-building-a-hate-free-community-tickets-63622435417?aff=efbeventtix

Pathway to Membership Class

Join us at our Pathway to Membership class in the Children’s Chapel to learn about the history and philosophy of the Unitarian Universalist Church, governance, religious education, activities and opportunities, and your role as an active member and steward of our church community.  Contact Sherry Bohlen: Membership@uucuc.org