50 years ago, American boys, most under 20 years of age, committed unspeakable acts against a civilian hamlet in Vietnam. Over 500 women, children (yes! there were babies!) and old men were slaughtered by American soldiers. Civilian “collateral damage” is a tragic cost of any war; the My Lai massacre only exemplified it at a highly public level. The San Diego Chapter of Veterans For Peace (VFP) is named after Hugh C. Thompson, the courageous US Army helicopter pilot who landed his chopper and, along with fellow crewmen, intervened against fellow American troops to end the carnage at My Lai. Thompson reported the “incident” up the chain of command but was met with indifference and ridicule by authorities.
Do you know someone who is well-organized, enjoys meeting people and helping them make connections with others and in activities that nurture their spirit? UUFSD is looking for a Membership Coordinator to help us grow and deepen our membership engagement.Current members are ineligible for paid positions on UUFSD staff, but we'd love it if members would help us find the right person for this position!
Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 2pm
202 C street (12th Floor) San Diego, CA 92101
As you may already know, Councilmember Georgette Gómez has introduced a resolution in opposition to Executive Order 13767, to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico and U.S. House of Representatives Bill H.R. 1813 Titled Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. Councilmember Gómez believes that San Diego is a city that benefits economically and culturally from the binational bond we have with Mexico and the contributions of immigrants. It is incumbent on us to protect such bonds by resisting moves to further divide us. We are asking for your public support on this resolution. Please join us at the San Diego City Councilwww.uusandiego.org/blog/get-your-standing-on-the-side-of-love-t-shirt meeting where the resolution will be discussed for full council consideration. This is a great opportunity to wear your Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts!
Join us at First UU Hillcrest Meeting House on the first four Mondays in May, 7 pm to 9 pm, as the UU Men’s Fellowship welcomes professor Peter Bolland.
We have several wonderful upcoming events planned at our serenely beautiful mountain retreat Camp de Benneville Pines. Are you in need of a tranquil mountain retreat? Searching for a place where you can commune with nature and find the solitude of a mountain glen? Or do you long for the warmth of a welcoming community of peers? Well, look no further. You have found the place you seek! And here are a few of the upcoming opportunities to come visit.
April 13-17 Spring Volunteer Work Camp
April 21-23 UU Men’s Retreat
May 5-7 UU Women’s Retreat
July 9-15 PWSD Elementary Camp/Counselor in Training Camp
July 16-22 Junior High Camp – filling up fast
July 23-29 Senior High Camp – has short waiting list, get on it now
July 30-Aug 6 Family Camp – nearly full
Aug 6-10 - Adult Camp/UU Choir camp
Aug 12-16 Social Justice Family Camp
Aug 18-23 Art Groove 2017
Sept 1-4 Young Adult Camp
Sept 8-10 Yoga Retreat
For more info about any of these event please contact Betsy Gilpin at (760) 230-2515 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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