Justice Jubilee Special Edition
Saturday, November 17 • 5-8pm • Arts/West
This Saturday, UCM celebrates 50 years as a justice-making, community-building, life-changing nonprofit serving the Ohio University, Athens, and southeastern Ohio communities—at “The Justice Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of Social Action.” Tickets and reservations have been going fast, but there are still a few available. And you don’t want to miss this!
Like many campus ministries, UCM has been a powerful agent of change, growth, and transformation for hundreds of interns, volunteers, and the student body at large. We’ve been involved in the transformation of our campus—from the founding of the Women’s Studies program, to leadership in the University Interfaith Association, to powerful collaborations with Residential Housing, the office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Dean of Students. Unlike many campus ministries, though, UCM’s work has gone beyond the campus and into the wider community, spawning countless agencies and initiatives that have transformed our southeastern Ohio community—from Rural Action to the Birth Circle, from Open Doors to the Immigrant Rights Coalition, from My Sister’s Place to the AIDS Resource Center. And in good times and bad, UCM has been the hub around which the progressive community of our town has revolved, a source of support, encouragement, resources, organizing clout, inspiration, comfort, empowerment, advocacy, and conscience. For fifty years UCM has been doing the work of building a community of people who are connected and empowered by the multifaceted relationships they have with one another, and who carry that empowerment into the public and political spheres to drive real social innovation, inclusion, and transformation.
Saturday at ARTS/West we’ll be celebrating all UCM has meant to our community, and looking forward to all we’ll do in the next 50 years. We’ll be there from 5 to 8pm, and we’ll have live music, delicious food, assorted beverages, more than 30 raffle and silent auction items to bid on and win (including two passes to the 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival, stunning art by Keith Wilde, a pair of tickets to the BalletMet Columbus production of The Nutcracker, and lots of goodies from your favorite Athens businesses), and stories and memories to share from different eras of UCM’s ministry (check out the Facebook event for all the details). Plus all your cool activist friends will be there. So call 740-593-7301 or email UCM today to reserve your spot—we’re looking forward to celebrating with YOU!
If you already have your reservation, please note that parking at ARTS/West is limited, and carpooling would be appreciated! Overflow parking is available at the Athens Middle School, 51-55 W. State Street.