Videos: Thousands of Unitarian Universalists protest Arpaio’s Tent City jail

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 thousands of Unitarian Universalists and immigration partners protested outside of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City jail.  The following are videos containing footage from this event, including UU World videos and media from vigil participants. For full coverage of this religious witness event and the 2012 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, visit the UU World’s GA blog.

UU World description: On Saturday, June 23, 2012, more than 2,000 Unitarian Universalists and their immigration justice partners protested outside Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Tent City” jail in conjunction with the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. Read UU World’s coverage of the vigil and a tour Sheriff Arpaio gave to UUA President Peter Morales, United Church of Christ President Geoffrey Black, and other religious leaders:
blogs.uuworld.org/ga/2012/06/24/thousands-wage-peaceful-protest-at-tent-city/
blogs.uuworld.org/ga/2012/06/24/religious-delegation-visits-tent-city/

This 4-minute film includes footage from two previously published UU World videos:

Our colleagues with Denver Film & Video recorded the speakers at the vigil — 14 minutes.

Religious Leaders Tour Tent City

UU World description: The Rev. Leslie Takahashi-Morris was part of a delegation of religious leaders who toured the ‘Tent City’ jails in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday June 23, 2012.

UU World description: The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, describes the Maricopa County, Ariz., “Tent City” jail to the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister of UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries. Black toured the jail with Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales and other religious leaders on Saturday, June 23, 2012, before an interfaith vigil outside the jail organized as part of the UUA’s General Assembly. blogs.uuworld.org/ga/2012/06/24/religious-delegation-visits-tent-city/

Black, Jaramillo, and the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, UCC Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer, attended the UUA General Assembly as interfaith guests. Black took part in the Sunday worship service.

ucc.org/news/ucc-leaders-to-join-unitarian.html

Three days before the Tent City vigil, the Unitarian Universalists Association held a rally following the opening of their 2012 General Assembly conference.  Event was held on the block adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center. Read the UU World blog post about this event.

Additional Vigil Videos


Follow me and the UU World at the UUA’s 2012 General Assembly

This week I will be video reporting on the 2012  General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for the UU World Magazine. Coverage will be posted on the UU World’s GA Blog, including videos, and be shared via all available social media channels. Connect with the UU World and follow this week via links below.

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GA Video Blog: Behind the magic curtain! Meet the streaming video team

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #14 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

This General Assembly I’ve had the pleasure of working with UU World and other UUA staff, and some of the volunteers who make the technology powering GA work. I conclude  our video blog experiment—14 videos over 4 days—with a tip of the hat to the tech wizards behind the plenary curtain.


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GA Video Blog: UUA Addictions Ministry Team

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #13 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

You may have heard about The Addiction Ministry Handbook published by Skinner House books, but did you know the UUA has an Addiction Ministry Team? Therissa Libby, a member of this team, explains their work and ministry and how to find related resources.


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GA Video Blog: Growth tips from Vero Beach, Fla.

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #12 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

It was hard to miss the team from the Vero Beach, Fla., congregation in their bright pink shirts. In this segment I learned why this growing, entrepreneurial congregation gives away the offering plate and uses a “celebrated speaker series” to cover their mortgage.


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GA Video Blog: ‘Two Who Dared’ shares UUSC founders’ story

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #11 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

UUSC founders Martha Sharp and the Rev. Waitstill Sharp are being brought to back to life to tell their story via archival photos and audio and video footage. In the new film Two Who Dared, audio recordings of the Sharps are used to narrate. In this segment, the Sharps’ grandson and great-granddaughter tell Peter Bowden about the film and educational project.

(See also UU World‘s profile of Martha and Waitstill Sharp, Summer 2006.)

 


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GA Video Blog: ‘Virtual volunteers’ and off-site delegates

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #10 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

At this General Assembly the UUA is experimenting with delegates participating off-site. In this segment UUA Moderator Gini Courter (Facebook Page) introduces us to some of the “virtual volunteers” who are helping to make this possible.

 

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GA Video Blog: Leadership Opportunities and the “Rainbow Board”

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #9 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

In this segment I spoke to John Hawkins, UUA trustee from the Metro NY District, about Unitarian Universalist Association leadership opportunities and the UUA’s “Rainbow Board” initiative.

Learn more on the UUA website
uua.org/​aboutus/​governance/​committees/​

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GA Video Blog: Redefining Congregations for the 21st Century?

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #8 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

In the 21st century, what’s a congregation? A gathering of people in a brick and mortar building? What about communities that gather using online communication tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype? And what about the virtual world of Second Life? This afternoon I attended a UUA Board-hosted conversation on redefining congregations in our Association’s by-laws. In this segment I meet up with Abbey Tennis to discuss the conversation. Will Saturday’s PLENARY V be a historic vote to no longer specify that UUA member congregations be “local” congregations? (Don Skinner reported on the same event earlier today in his post Workshop: Do congregations need walls?)

Fun Fact:  I was the Youth Office manager with Youth Program Specialists Abbey, Duncan and Super-Nathan.  When I do my own video blogging series I’ll have to incorporate more pop-up video factoids.

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GA Video Blog: What’s the exhibit hall like?

During the 2011 General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association I conducted a video blogging experiment in partnership with the UU World Magazine.  If you watch and share these videos, please share feedback with me.  Are these interesting, helpful, relevant? I want to know!

This is video #7 in the series.

Video description from post on UU World GA blog:

We’ve had some requests for a segment about the General Assembly exhibit hall. Hard to conceptualize if you haven’t been to GA before. This quick video will give you a taste!

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