Tag: socialjustice

Because you asked…

Over the past week I have received many inquiries about activist Valarie Kaur and the video clip of her speech from a 2016 Watch Night service that I included in our Tree of Life worship service on Sunday January 28th. 

A Look at the Real Effects of the Pre-Trial Fairness Act

On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 6:00pm, Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, is hosting a public forum examining the history of the campaign to pass the Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness Act and how it actually is being implemented in the criminal justice system despite strong opposition.

Documentary Viewing

“No Time to Fail” gives a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into holding an election amidst a pandemic and highlights election workers’ importance to our democracy. Please join us for a sobering look at how we can make democracy work.

Compassion for Campers is Counting on You!

We will have a major fundraising event, Compassion for Campers is Counting on You! on Wednesday, August 30 from 6 to 9 pm at Crystal Lake Brewery, 150 N Main in Crystal Lake.  The program will feature C4C client Greg Garrison with original compositions on synthesizer,  vocalist and guitarist Carrie MacDonald, and longtime folk singer Norm Siegal.  Ron Relic will be … Continue reading Compassion for Campers is Counting on You!

Forum on Facts Not Fiction About Illinois Safe-T Act and Bail Reform 

A recording of this program is now available along with the chat file and a poster that was mentioned by an attendee. Pre Trial Fairness Presentation We will host an on-line forum to discuss the truth about the controversial Illinois Safe-T Act and Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act an end to automatic cash bail this Saturday, … Continue reading Forum on Facts Not Fiction About Illinois Safe-T Act and Bail Reform