End Money Bail Watch Party and Donation Drive, May 30, 6 – 8:00pm in Gore Hall
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) is calling on all UUs to get involved in the fight to end cash money bail. The use of money bail results in poor people being incarcerated until they plead guilty or until their trial is complete. It’s shameless and coercive profiteering. BLUU recently hosted a panel discussion about this effort and we are organizing a watch party at 1U to raise awareness about the harm endured by Black women, children, and caregivers at the hands of the money bail system in our country. This event is part of watch parties happening all over the country to raise funds for Black mothers affected by pre-trial incarceration. 1U’s Watch Party will be led by Rev Kierstin Homblette Allen.
1U’s Watch Party will be on Thursday, May 30th from 6-8 pm. We will come together for a potluck dinner in Gore Hall while we watch a recording of the panel, followed by an in-person moderated discussion. Participants will also be asked to donate to the bail fund that will be used to bail out black women across the country. Childcare will be available!
Join us to:
-Learn more about the money bail system that props up the prison industrial complex.
-Deepen our commitment to following the lead of black and brown folks in the UU movement.
-Create change that directly improves the lives of black women.
-Live into our UU principles.
We’re raising money to reunite incarcerated mamas with their children for #MothersDay. Will you join us? Learn more and donate at: http://nationalbailout.org #FreeBlackMamas