Dec
20
Wed
Creative Conversations
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative Conversations

Do we need to hold world-wide Truth and Reconciliation hearings on male harassment and abuse of women?  How should we deal with these attitudes which are held so deeply in so many cultures?  Is it fair to fire men from their jobs for sexual harassment when American men and women (conservative Christians in particular) elected to the highest office in the land a man who said women enjoy having their genitals grabbed?

Please join us at BUUF for our Potluck Brunch on Wednesday, December 13, from 11 AM to 1 PM, or for our Creative Conversations on Wednesday, December 20, from 7-9 PM when we begin our discussion with Gretchen Carlson’s TedTalk titled “How we can end sexual harassment at work” which is described as follows:

When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story — and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. “We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back,” Carlson says. “We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be.”

Dec
21
Thu
Environmental Justice Film Series presents Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Environmental Justice Film Series presents Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock

December 21, 2017 @7 PM (and every Third Thursday)

Doors open 6:30 pm

4340 Lincoln Avenue, St. Joseph

FREE – popcorn included – BYOB encouraged

The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors”– activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.  The movie is 89 min, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what actions we can take on this important issue.

Dec
24
Sun
Coffee Break
Dec 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Dec
31
Sun
Coffee Break
Dec 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Circle Talk
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jan
7
Sun
Coffee Break
Jan 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Potluck Sunday!
Jan 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

First Sunday of the Month Potluck!
Bring a dish to pass, or bring just your appetite. Not everyone brings a dish every time, but everyone is encouraged to enjoy the food and fellowship.

Circle Talk
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Jan
14
Sun
BUUF Board Meeting
Jan 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am