Get your congregation or community group involved in the movement to end money bail. Organize a Watch Party in April!
Steps to Engagement
Babies & Bailouts is a chance for communities to come together to learn more about the money bail system and raise funds to directly support black women and children harmed by this oppressive system.
BLUU is inviting folks from UU congregations and anyone interested in organizing around this issue in their community to host a Babies & Bailouts “End Money Bail Facebook Live Panel” Watch Party + Fundraiser this April.
The End Money Bail Panel will be streamed live on BLUU’s Facebook page and website and feature a diverse range of voices active in the fight to change the money bail system. This campaign includes a facilitated post-panel discussion & donation drive to support bailouts nationwide.
ARE is here to help white folks who are interested in participating in the Babies & Bailouts action in their local areas in a responsible way in solidarity with Black UUs and UU-adjacent black organizers.
The Live Panel will be on Sunday April 28, 7 PM ET. It will go for about 90 minutes with time for a 30-minute in-person post-panel discussion afterward. Your group can host your event at that time or soon thereafter using the recorded event.
You do not need to be affiliated with a congregation or even to be a UU to organize a watch party and participate in this event.
Let's come together and learn about the cash bail system and its impact on pregnant people and caregivers!
PLEASE NOTE: White folks are being asked to show up for this action in a different way than black folks involved in BLUU Micro30 groups. Specifically, if you do not already have existing relationships with black- and brown-led local organizations, this is NOT the time to try to force a relationship. You can still participate in the LIVE Watch party and raise funds to support bailouts in other areas (which is very much needed!) For this action, let's concentrate on educating and raising awareness about the harm of the money bail system in your congregation/community and raising money to support bailouts that are occurring elsewhere.
This BLUU action is in solidarity with actions organized by the National Bailout Collective. Learn more about their work on their website.