Week 4: February 10–17
Share the Love
We call the Thirty Days of Love a “spiritual journey for social justice” because making the world a better place requires centering ourselves, connecting with others, and examining where we have been and would like to go. As the Thirty Days culminates with Valentine’s Day—our National Standing on the Side of Love Day, a holiday of social justice—join us in sharing the love that speaks to our core values.
The Month Ahead
Friday, February 15
“Maybe the poets are right. Maybe love is the only answer.”
- Woody Allen
Social justice art–whether visual, written, or musical–can act as iconic touchstones for a movement. Think of the monarch butterfly (mariposa) of the migrant justice movement, the music of the anti-war protests, or the inspiration that Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle provided for the labor movement. Today, help us create inspiration for our own movement to stand on the side of love.
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship is creating a Standing on the Side of Love mural, but it won’t be complete until they have YOUR addition. You can write, collage, paint, draw—so long as it fits on an 8×10 piece of paper (vertical/portrait orientation), is family friendly, and contains at least one heart shape, it works. ALL are invited—whether you think of yourself as an artist or not.
Submit your love-themed drawings, poems, songs, short stories, photographs, or any other artwork you feel called to create to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action for Families:
Make a piece of art that shows “Love Makes a Difference”. It can be drawing, painting, playdough, sculpey, word art, or music. Have fun!
- Unitarian Universalist Media Collaborative: https://www.facebook.com/UUMedia