December 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4340 Lincoln Ave
St Joseph, MI 49085
Rev. Jim McConnell
Sunday Service: "Labor Day in December" @ Berrien Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | Saint Joseph | Michigan | United States

On Sunday, December 9th, BUUF is going to celebrate Labor Day in December with Professor Dan Graff, Labor Historian and Director of the Higgins Labor Program at Notre Dame University. Dr. Graff will bring a message titled “Envisioning a Just Wage Economy” in which he will share his spiritual journey to becoming an advocate for labor and tell us about an online tool he is developing to promote wage justice. Additionally, Jim Fuller will be our reader, Joanne Krettek and Terry Sundstrom will tell the Story for All Ages, Hunter Leggitt will sit in the Poet’s Corner, and the BUUF Musicians will perform a special musical number.

Daniel Graff, Ph.D. has been the director of the Higgins Labor Program since 2014. Dedicated to encouraging the Notre Dame community to realize the centrality of “the labor question “Who does the work, who gets the fruits, and who makes the rules?—to all human endeavors, Graff has initiated projects like the Labor Cafe, Lunchtime Labor RAPS, HFAN (the Higgins Friends & Alumni Network), and the Just Wage Working Group (with Professor Clemens Sedmak). He also writes and curates original online content, including the Labor Song of the Month, Work of Art/Art of Work, and The Labor Question Today blog.

If you work for a living, this is a service you do not want to miss!

The BUUF Musicians will rehearse before the service starting at 9 AM. The Fundraising Committee will meet following the service at noon. The Board Meeting is also this Sunday from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.
“Here in the US, far too many people struggle with making ends meet on a weekly basis. Living hand to mouth, too many households must rely on multiple wage earners (sometimes working multiple jobs), and even those who do get by are only one work accident, job loss or family illness removed from disaster. In short, too many people are increasingly compelled to participate in what we might call a just hope and pray economy, where they literally must hope and pray that they and their loved ones will avoid a variety of worst-case scenarios each day.”  Professor Dan Graff