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Health, Metaphysics, and Sustainability Fair Returns to UUCG on February 24.
Health Advocates and Health Providers are invited to participate as an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at the Health, Metaphysics, and Sustainability Fair 2018 at UUCG.
Sponsors and Exhibitors can register online.
“All Things Healthy” Fair will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Fair will present healthy products, farm-fresh wholesome food, and health services available for purchase, including health education presentations by local health and wellness experts. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
If you would be interested in providing a health education presentation as an Exhibitor or Sponsor, please contact Peggy Averyt, or complete the online registration form. Exhibitors are welcomed and encouraged to offer free health literature, screenings, product or product samples, and/or demonstrations.
Immigration Immersion 2018
Undocumented. Refugee. Asylum Seeker. Dreamers. DACA. Unaccompanied minors. Border Patrol. Legal Immigration. Visa lottery. Chain migration. The Wall. Stewart Detention Center. El Refugio. Deportation. Work raids. 501(c)(3). Immigration courts. Family separation.
On any given day, in any newspaper or news feed, you are likely to find one or more of these words. There is perhaps no other topic as bitterly contested today than immigration. The Social Justice committee and Faith Development will be offering 3 excellent opportunities to explore this issue. Please try to attend one, two, or all 3 events!
- Sunday, February 25 at 10:00 am: Book Discussion on The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands by Margaret Regan. Touching the soul and the heart as well as the mind, these stories call us to the religious act of bearing witness to brutality and despair, and extraordinary courage and commitment. Join us for a discussion facilitated by JoAnn Weiss of how we process our experience of these stories together, and discern how we may respond and take action.
- Sunday March 4 12:30-1:30: Immigration: A Bird’s Eye View. This presentation will begin with a few working definitions: undocumented, refugee, asylum seeker. It will discuss the growth of the immigration detention system since 1996 (especially since 9/11/2001) and the role of prisons-for-profit. It will bring you up-to-date of what is happening under Trump – and what is happening in our own Gwinnett County. It will discuss the violation of civil and human rights at Stewart Detention Center – one of the nation’s largest immigration detention centers- in Lumpkin, GA. Finally, we’ll talk about the work of El Refugio, a small but mighty hospitality house and visitation program one mile from SDC.
- Saturday April 14 6:30am – 7 pm. Field trip to El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center. This will be an all-day excursion, but so very worthwhile. Group size of 8-10 people is ideal. Upon arriving in Lumpkin, Ga about 10:00 am, you’ll have an orientation about immigration detention and deportation, the importance of the work we do, and what to expect at Stewart. You will then be given the name of an immigrant or asylum seeker detained at Stewart. After a bite to eat and coffee (always coffee), we will head over to Stewart and wait our turn for visitation. Visitation lasts one hour. We will then return to El Refugio for another bite to eat, a time to write up notes, and a de-brief. If all goes smoothly, you’ll head back to UUCG about 3 or 4.
March 2, 8:00 pm, Peter Mayer at UUCG
UU Singer Songwriter, Peter Mayer, known by many UUs for his songs Blue Boat Home,Holy Now, God is a River, and Church of the Earth, will perform at UUCG on Friday, March 2nd. Tickets are $15.00 in advance with registration, $20 at the door. Register online.
Please share the news, and bring your friends for what will be an amazing evening of inspiring and uplifting music. A great way to end the week and launch the weekend.