Join us at Twinkle’s Place December 31st, 6:00PM-Midnight to welcome 2017.
Music by Jason Curran (Sangerville UU)
and Pittsfield’s own Aaron McCannell.
Wishing you a blessed New Year!
During the beautiful Christmas Eve service held in Sangerville hosted by the Rev. Scott Jones and musicians Jason Curran and Peter Ippoliti we were inspired by the message of hope and interconnectedness.
Rev. Jones reminded us to “always assume the one sitting next to us is the Messiah waiting for some single human kindness – we will soon come to weigh our words and watch our hands.”
This episode commences with a delightful visit from Jackson Crawford, a wonderful young UU who recently interned at the White House. As the show continues, the hosts discuss how to hold precious personal Joy through challenging times and in the face of what seems awful, to use Joy as an act of resistance.
And, Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford, explains her beautiful and inspired take on the levels of Santa.
Some other inspirational Santa Links:
Special thanks to Lyn Smith for this featured publicity.
Standing on the Side of Love produced this brief training video to assist with deescalation and interventions.
We are in a different political time that will require different political skills and organizing in coming months and years. Many folks have been asking for skills to deescalate for interventions and attacks that continue to target Muslims, People of Color, Immigrants, LGBTQ people. This is a short primer not meant to be a comprehensive training but an informational entry point for engagement and deescalation using both instincts and discipline to intervene.
What to Do If You Are Witnessing Islamophobic Harassment: A Bystander’s Guide to Helping the Person Who’s Being Targeted by Marine-Shirine Veren http://www.alternet.org/comics/altern…
Action Strategy: A How-To Guide from the Ruckus Society http://ruckus.org/downloads/RuckusAct…