We are a group of diverse interests whose focus is Social Justice as it relates to our Unitarian Principals. We seek to engage our congregation and the greater community in issues that pursue justice and equality for all people and our environment. We are advocates in clean water and water justice, women’s health and equality, fair wage, immigration, equitable healthcare for all, hunger, poverty, Black Lives Matter, education, gun violence and LGBTQ Equality and Rights.
We meet on the 2nd Sunday of every month (except July) at 12:15pm in Room C (across from the Church Office). Meetings are open to all.
Our current work is engaged in fair and open elections. We do not take a political side, but believe that as citizens of this community we have an obligation to engage in our civic duty. We have a number of people who are engaged in helping get people registered to vote in our November elections. See The Get Out the Vote events below or go to northwestGOTV@gmail.com.
Upcoming events Note: All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at Northwest UU Church, 23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075, and are open to everyone. ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 2018 November ballot initiatives forum. Get the scoop on 2018 ballot issues and learn how to get involved in the on-going Get Out The Vote campaign. Co-sponsored by the NWUU Escalating Economic Inequailty Task Force. ... Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Gun violence and Michigan panel discussion. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters, the discussion will center on gun violence and legislative issues currently in the Michigan Legislature. Come and hear how we might engage with lawmakers on this important issue. Learn more about current and proposed state and federal legislation intended to curb gun violence in our community and schools and how you can take action. Speakers include: The Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, and The Franklin City Chief of Police.
The ACLU People Power Action Committee meets monthly at NWUU.
Other community events
Doing Our Own Work: An Anti-Racism Seminar for White People
At this time in our nation, we are witnessing an alarming resurgence of white supremacy and state sanctioned violence. It is imperative that those of us who are white do the deep work required to claim and embody an anti-racist identity, understand the privilege we carry, and interrupt racism where we live, work, study, and volunteer.
Doing Our Own Work helps white people move through places where we often get stuck, so that we can step up with courage, clarity, humility, and compassion to participate in movements led by people of color and help move other white people to greater anti-racist awareness and action.
If you a white person who is ready to dive deep and come up stronger for the work of racial justice, join us! We will meet on Fridays and Saturdays in October, November, and December. See specific dates below. Please note that attendance at all sessions is required.
Cost: $475*. Includes program, resource materials, snacks, and beverages.*
* Scholarships and/or time payment plans are available. We are committed to making this seminar financially accessible for all who wish to participate.
Fri., October 5 ) **all sessions** Sat., October 6 ) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri., November 16 ) Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church Sat., November 17 ) 23925 Northwestern Hwy, Fri., December 14 ) Southfiled, MI Sat., December 16 ) **all sessions**