HEADS-UP SAN MATEO, CA: Justice Action Mondays, Flash Advocacy

Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo California


Rev. Benjamin Meyers, Minister, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo

Rev. Ben Meyers and the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invite our neighbors in North Central San Mateo to join with us for Justice Action Monday on  May 1 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at UUSM, 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, CA  94401.  Phone: 650-342-5946  Office Hours:  Tu-Fri 10-5

This week we’ll write (or draw if you’re inclined) the seven-step scientific process on postcards and send them to climate science deniers. Don’t worry, we’ll have a cheat sheet with the seven steps and the six deniers and their addresses ready for you to use. Materials, snacks and stellar company provided.


“The race is now on between the technoscientific and scientific forces that are destroying the living environment and those that can be harnessed to save it. . . . If the race is won, humanity can emerge in far better condition than when it entered, and with most of the diversity of life still intact.”
― Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life

Heads-up San Mateo Residents: Justice Action Mondays, Flash Advocacy – Stand Up for Planet Earth

Rev. Benjamin Meyers, Minister, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo

It’s Earth Week! This week, clean energy legislation is being introduced in Congress and “marches for science” are happening all over the world. For this Justice Action Monday (JAM) Rev. Ben Meyers and the members of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invite neighbors in North Central San Mateo to stand up for environmental justice and sustainability. We’ll take five actions, from writing postcards to Congress and social media activism to lobbying companies to ban plastic packaging. We’ll also be offering training for those who’d like to co-facilitate future JAM sessions. Let us speak up together for our beautiful planet this Monday (April 24th) from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at …

Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo, Ca  94401, 650 342-5946  Office Hours:  Tu-Fri 10-5

“Love is active, not passive. It is our love for one another, for Mother Earth, for our fellow creatures that compels us to act on their behalf.” Laurence Overmire, The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action

JUSTICE ACTION MONDAYS: Flash Advocacy

Unitarian Universalist Church of San Mateo California

Rev. Benjamin Meyers and the congregation of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invite friends and neighbors in San Mateo to take part in Justice Action Mondays: Flash Advocacy. This Monday/April 10, we’ll write postcards protesting the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts.  We’ll continue making posters for those participating in the local Climate Marches in San Jose and Oakland on Earth Day, April 29. Snacks, supplies and pleasant, like-minded company provided.

Justice Action Mondays: Flash Advocacy!

Every Monday from 5:30-6:30 pm in Beck Hall
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E Santa Inez Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
650 342 5946
Office Hours: Tu-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Apropos this effort: Lesson Fifteen: Practice Corporeal Politics. Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen.  Get outside. Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people.  Make new friends and march with them.” Prof. Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.

The quote and recommended reading suggestion are from me, not UUSM. Justice Action Mondays are, however, a good way to implement this lesson and something that can be implemented by any organization almost anywhere in the world.

Peace! Hope! Joy!

Love, Jamie

HEADS-UP San Mateo, CA: Justice Action Mondays, Flash Activism

Unitarian Universalist Church of San Mateo California

Rev. Ben Meyers and the congregation of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invite area residents to join with them for Justice Action Mondays: Flash Activism. The gatherings run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Postcards, stamps, other supplies, snacks and good conversation with like-minded people are provided.

This Monday, April 3, we will speak up for the planet, writing postcards to protest the executive order that rolls back many environmental programs. We will also start to make posters for our local Climate Marches in San Jose and Oakland on Earth Day, April 29. Come and speak up for the fish and the bees and the air we breathe!

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF SAN MATEO, 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, 94401, 650.342.5946 


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Rule #13 from On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Center by Timothy Snyder: “Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen. Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people. Make new friends and march with them.” (A must read. More to come on this. This recommendation comes from me, not UUSM.)