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Justice Week 2015: What You Need to Know

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 Register For Justice Week Here!

What: Justice Week is an annual event where we learn about justice-making right here in Columbus, Ohio. This year we will be building a movement around economic justice and racial justice. First UU partners with local organizations to learn from young adult activists organizing all over our city to promote racial and economic justice.

This year, our partners are Will Petrik and the Ohio Student Association. Will Petrik is a local organizer who has experience with economic justice statewide in the state of Ohio. He is currently running for a City Council position and will be helping our youth discern where economic injustice lies in our local community. The Ohio Student Association is a coalition of young people working together in an intergenerational movement for racial, social, economic, and educational justice. We will be visiting their Freedom Schools program and learning more about the work they are doing to raise minimum wage.

Purpose and Goals of Justice Week 2015:

  • Get to know one another: build relationships!

  • Learn about racial and economic justice struggles and movements here in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Create an action to address racial and economic justice.

  • Discern a base of power and recognize one's own personal power in justice-making.

  • See a model of folks taking action to resist racial and economic marginalization in the Freedom Schools.

Who: Youth ages 14-19 are invited to participate. Incoming 9th Graders are welcome.

Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus, OH 43214.

When: June 15th-19th, 2015 from 10:00am-5:00pm. Youth are invited to stay at their own houses. If you are coming from out of town, home-stays can be arranged.

Registration is due by June 1st.  Registration fees are due by June 7th.  If you are coming from out of town, please send a check to the above address or bring the money with you on the first day.

Cost: Cost per youth is $100 to cover expense of food and compensating our presenters fairly. We will be holding fundraisers and scholarships will be available. Youth from other churches are encouraged to hold fundraiser in your church community to cover costs of attending.

If you need a scholarship or if you have questions, please contact Lane Campbell, Director of Religious Education, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .