Wednesday, October 23 - 5 pm PT/7 pm CT/8 PM ET
Join Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) and Love Resists for a one-hour webinar to kickoff our 2020 campaign of community teams focused on ending money bail. Bail keeps people in jail for weeks, months and even years - away from their families, friends and communities - before they even see a judge. Bail traps people in debt, can mean a loss of custody of children, stable housing, employment and more. The money bail system is based upon dangerous, unfair and false presumptions about Black folks, People of Color and poor people who have been accused of breaking laws and serves only to criminalize the poor and decimate families and communities.
BLUU and Love Resists are inviting faith and spirituality-rooted community organizations (congregations, covenant groups, social justice committees, and others) to engage with and use the End Money Bail Community Workbook (https://www.blacklivesuu.com/workbook) to educate themselves, build power and take collective, informed action. We invite groups to participate in our new Workbook to map power, develop skills, create an action plan and support local and national efforts to #EndMoneyBail. The goal of this call is to organize our congregations and communities to participate in the 2020 Black Mama’s Bail Out across the country in April and May as well as engaging in local bail reform efforts.
This webinar will feature speakers involved with last year’s immensely successful Babies & Bailouts campaign: community partners, congregational leaders, and others. Join us to learn about one of the most powerful community-based campaigns you can participate in that helps all of us live into our universalist value that no one is free unless all of us are free.
If you want to get involved but can’t make 10/23, sign up and we’ll send you a recording of it directly.