The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, wants to dispel the gloom many feel these days with the Justice For All Ball on Saturday, January 28 from 7 to 10 pm.
“People are concerned about the hateful rhetoric and resulting violence against Muslims, Latinos, and the LGBTQ community these days,” said Tree of Life Social Justice Committee co-chair and event organizer Janet Burns. “We want take that concern and begin the work of healing our world joyfully. We are going to have a family friendly all ages event that welcomes everyone including the LBGT community. People can come in glitter, boas, tutus, costumes, or whatever their heart desires. We will celebrate diversity and self expression.
|Break out the glad rags and snazzy threads like Beth Denise Hoover and Thomas Steffens for the Justice For All Ball.|
Music will be provided for the evening by The Red Garage a Chicago blues, rock, and soul band with a touch of jazz. Non-alcoholic refreshments and light snacks will be available.
The price of admission is an at-the-door donation to a social justice organization of your choice such as non-perishable food pantry donations, diapers for all ages for the Diaper Bank, monetary donations to PADS, Environmental Defenders, ACLU, Amnesty International, McHenry County Citizens for Choice, ICDI, Habitat for Humanity, etc.
If they choose to, attendees can endorse a Declaration of Conscience authored by The Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association and Thomas Andrews, President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee that affirms, “our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.”
For more information call 815 322-2464 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.