UU World talked with Sharon Zapata, president of the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, about preparations within the Latino/a community for the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona SB 1070. UU World spoke with Zapata at Friday evening’s Community Celebration in Civic Park Square.
When Daniel Stracka began to organize a service project helping people complete their paperwork for citizenship for the Justice General Assembly, he hoped to get 200 volunteers. Instead, 600 people signed up. “We were bowled over,” Stracka said. “It was a great affirmation that people wanted to do this kind of work.” Stracka is president [...]
In his annual report to the 2012 General Assembly, UUA President Peter Morales stressed the importance of collaboration, especially in working for justice and in helping UU congregations adapt to a rapidly changing society. He began his Saturday, June 23, report by celebrating the work Unitarian Universalists have done to support immigrants and promote immigrant [...]
Several thousand gathered outside the Tent City jail complex Saturday night to protest inhumane conditions maintained by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The peace vigil was organized by the UUA, and drew nearly 2,000 people, many of whom arrived in busses from the Phoenix Convention Center, site of the UUA Justice General Assembly. People lined [...]
“Children in the preschool years are generally trying to make sense of what they’re seeing,” including what they’re seeing of racial differences, said Louise Derman-Sparks, a well-known anti-bias educator, who delivered this year’s Fahs Lecture on religious education on Thursday at General Assembly. She said children become aware of differences in skin color in their [...]
UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales presented Carolyn Saunders with the 2012 President’s Annual Award for Volunteer Service during Saturday afternoon’s plenary. Saunders served as district coordinator for the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. “Given the special nature of this Justice GA,” Morales said, “she has been faced with trials that have gone far [...]