Justice News & Events

DACA Congressional Postcard-writing Event

Come join the Unitarian Society Immigration/Refugee Response Team (IRRT) in a call to action in support of the 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The IRRT will be leading a congressional postcard-writing event and potluck 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday October 1 in Parish Hall at the Unitarian Society. We will join together… Read more »

Continental Imperialism and the U.S. Way of War

Lecture by Professor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Reception to follow. Friday, Sept 29, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street (at Arrellaga) (805) 965-4583, ussb@ussb.org. Free. A community gathering around the US genocide of indigenous peoples; its pervasive and on-going ramifications including collective trauma; and possibilities for healing. Professor Dunbar-Ortiz… Read more »

Interfaith Pride Celebration

Sunday, July 12th @2pm in the Sunken Gardens As part of Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Festival, the first ever Interfaith Pride Celebration will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, July 12th. The celebration will feature members of faith groups who stand up for the dignity of all people, and on this day particularly for the LGBTQ community. An… Read more »

PFLAG Meeting- Families are Forever

PFLAG  Next Meeting: Monday, May 11, 7 pm
 Newcomers always welcome! NEW Meeting Location: Orphalea Downtown Center – 1221 Chapala St. (public parking lot across the street!)  Our program for this meeting will include “Families Are Forever”, a short but powerful award winning film about how a religious family responds when their gay son comes out,… Read more »

Earthquake Relief Fund

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee UUSC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) have joined together to create a fund to help people devastated by the April 25th earthquake in Nepal and the surrounding region. Because the UUSC was already designated as the recipient of our April Outreach Offering, we will direct our collection into this fund and… Read more »

Earth Day Festival Sign Ups!

USSB at Earth Day Festival –Sign up Today! On April 18 & 19 (Sat & Sun) USSB will be hosting a table at the Earth Day Festival to share the good work that we have done in divesting from fossil fuels!  We will be providing information about divestment and asking others to join us in this… Read more »

UU General Assemby

UU General Assembly, Portland, OR Tuesday, June 24 – Sunday, June 28. Great services, workshops, talks, public witness, UUs from across the country and around the world. The Ware Lecturer this year is Dr Cornell West, a renowned philosopher, scholar, author, and activist and the originator of the phrase, “Justice is what love looks like… Read more »

Pacific District Assembly

Registration is now open! http://www.pswduua.org/pages/district-assembly-2015.ph The Pacific SouthWest District and Camp de Benneville Pines are excited to invite you and yours to District Assembly 2015 at Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Chandler, Arizona on April 24-25th. This beautiful city is bordered to the north by Tempe and Mesa, to the south by the Gila River… Read more »

PFLAG Meeting-Raising Ryland

PFLAG Upcoming Meeting Monday, April 13, 7 pm
  Newcomers always welcome! NEW Meeting Location: Orphalea Downtown Center – 1221 Chapala St.   In this meeting we will view the CNN Documentary, Raising Ryland, with discussion to follow. PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays) provides education, advocacy, and support to families and allies of… Read more »

Commit2Respond Film Series

Join Commit2Respond for Climate Justice Month at USSB! From World Water Day (March 22) to Earth Day (April 22), Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience will embark on a spiritual journey for climate justice. Individuals, families, groups, and congregations will get faith-filled resources, engage in powerful practices throughout the month, learn together,… Read more »