Sunday, Feb 4, 2024 @ 10:30 am
Speaker(s): Heather Vickery, Guest Speaker
As many of you know, our trans and gender expansive beloveds are under attack and being criminalized in many US states right now. This is so serious that they fit the criteria to be designated as internally displaced people (IDPs) by the United Nations. This isn’t the first time fascism has reared its ugly head, and we UUs know how to respond. UUSC has been dedicated to aiding people targeted by fascism since our founding in 1940. Our faith calls us to make holy trouble for the powers that would deny anyone’s full humanity and divinity. Join us, holy troublemakers, now is the time!
Heather (she/her) is the Coordinator for Congregational Activism at the UU Service Committee and as such, works with congregations, state action networks and other groups that want to do their social justice work more effectively and faithfully. She is part of the Congregational Accompaniment Project for Asylum Seekers (CAPAS) team that matches (and supports) congregations with asylum seekers needing sponsorship and coordinates with UUSC’s frontline trans partners working to get our beloveds free and safe. Outside of her paid work, Heather co-coordinates the Beyond Bond & Legal Defense Fund, which is part of the wider Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network in Massachusetts, and she is an active member of her UU church, First Parish Malden, and an aspirant to UU Ministry.