Living Wage Days Fall 2006 Event Sampler

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Here is a small sampler of the hundreds of events planned for Living Wage Days across the country. States include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

ARIZONA
Contact Rev. Trina Zelle, Lead Organizer, Let Justice Roll Arizona at 480-522-4707, tzelle [at] iwj [dot] org.

Living Wage Days kicked off on Labor Day Weekend with more than 50 congregations around Arizona hosting Labor in the Pulpit, a signature event of Let Justice Roll member organization, Interfaith Worker Justice.

Oct. 15: multi-congregation "Stand Up Against Poverty," sponsored by Let Justice Roll member organization, WHEAT (World Hunger Education, Advocacy & Training Organization).

ARKANSAS 
North Little Rock: Oct. 15. Living wage will be part of the Children's Sabbath worship service at 10:50 a.m. at North Little Rock First United Methodist Church, 6701 J.F.K. Blvd. Contact Rev. Stephen Copley at 501-835-2201, scopley [at] nlrfumc [dot] org.

COLORADO
Contact person listed or Greg Rasheed, Colorado Let Justice Roll Coordinator at 303-866-0908, Cell: 720-436-3417, unifics [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Lone Tree: Oct. 7. Johanna Chao Rittenburg, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee program manager for economic justice, leads workshop: "Could you survive on $5.15/hr -- Faith activists for a just minimum wage."

Denver: Oct. 14. African-American Ministers Issues Forum discusses minimum wage amendment, Macedonia Baptist Church.

Denver: Oct. 17. Press conference at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Denver on the minimum wage.

Lafayette: Oct. 29. Minimum wage workshop at the United Church of Christ.

Longmont: Oct. 29. Living Wage Forum. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 279 Denver Avenue. Contact Kathy Partridge at 720-494-9011 or lykingsg [at] aol [dot] com

ILLINOIS
Arlington Heights: Oct. 15. Professor Belden Fields will speak about living wages; discussion and call to action. Congregational United Church of Christ, 1001 Kirchoff, phone 847-392-6650. Supper at 6 p.m. Contact Sherri Losee, 847-723-8055, Sherri [dot] Losee [at] advocatehealth [dot] com.

INDIANA
Evansville: Oct. 22. Let Justice Roll Sunday, part of the 15th Annual Peace with Justice Weekend, with the Rev. Ben Guess preaching and a workshop led by Dr. Nancy Guyott, executive director of the Indiana AFL-CIO. To register, call 812-437-9295 or email PWJW2006 [at] aol [dot] com.

KENTUCKY
Henderson: Oct. 15. Special worship service at Zion United Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. Includes an excerpt from "Nickel and Dimed." Contact Rev. Phil Hoy at 812-437-9295 or email revgph [at] aol [dot] com.

MISSOURI
Contact Rev. W. Audrey Hollis, Let Justice Roll Organizer, 314-644-0466, x 12, Cell: 314-435-0414, audrey [at] stl-jwj [dot] org.

Kansas City: Oct. 14. Country Club United Church of Christ, 205 W. 65th St. Contact Paul Osgood.

Oct. 27. A report on Public Broadcast Station program NOW.

MONTANA
Contact Kat Wright, Field Organizer, Let Justice Roll, at 406-495-8683, Cell: 406-461-3366, katwright [at] tmgcomm [dot] net.

Missoula: Sept. 28. "Many Faiths, One Voice: Missoulians for Wage Justice" with wisdom from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and Native American spiritual traditions, University Congregational Church, 405 University Avenue.

Missoula: Oct. 7. Many Faiths, One Voice: Rally for the Raise. Missoulians for Social Justice. Noon-2 p.m. at Caras Park.

Many Faiths, One Voice includes representatives from the United Church of Christ, Har Shalom Jewish congregation, Society of Friends, United Methodist Church, Spirit of Peace Catholic community, Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Church of Christ Scientist, Open Way Sangha Buddhist community, Unity and Unitarian Universalist congregations.

Bozeman: Oct. 14. Let Justice Roll event at the Soccer Fields from 10:00 a.m.-noon.

Helena: Oct. 14. Raise Montana and Let Justice Roll are distributing yard signs supporting minimum wage 1-151. Noon-1:30 p.m.

Butte: Oct. 15. Raise Montana and Let Justice Roll are distributing yard sings supporting 1-151. 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Helena: Oct. 21. Statewide Progressive Clergy Alliance conference on Let Justice Roll and state and federal minimum wage. 10-4 p.m. Mayer-O'Hollearn cabin near Flescher Pass.

OHIO
Contact person listed or Katy Heins, Lead Organizer, Let Justice Roll Ohio at 513-314-0074, letjusticerollohio [at] yahoo [dot] com

Athens: Oct. 1. Amy Robison, youth ministry leader at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), representing the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network, presenting on Ohio state Issue 2 to raise the minimum wage.

Columbus: Oct. 5. The Rev. Dr. James Forbes, longtime senior minister at Riverside Church, New York City, keynotes We Believe Ohio "Get Out the Vote Rally for Justice." Rev. Forbes wrote the forward to "A Just Minimum Wage." Rally at Congregation Tifereth Israel.

Chagrin Falls: Oct. 7. Workshop at the Federated United Church of Christ, 76 Bell Street. Contact Dan Kershner at 216-281-2660.

Akron: Oct. 14. Fellowship Gathering to Raise the Minimum Wage. Hosted by Akron Baptist Ministers Conference, Let Justice Roll, American Friends Service Committee and Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage. Keynote by Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic. Providence Baptist Church, 458 Madison Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Contact Dock Chenault at 330-376-8554.

Akron: Oct. 15. Unitarian Universalist Church, morning service at 10:30 a.m. Another service will follow the Fellowship Hour at 12:30 p.m. with a continuation of the living wage discussion. Contact Jamie Goodwin at jamie [dot] goodwin [at] uuakron [dot] org.

Cleveland: Oct. 15. Archwood United Church of Christ, 2800 Archwood Avenue, will highlight Living Wage Days during worship at 11:00 a.m. Members working in low-wage jobs will share their testimony. Contact Rev. David Bahr at 216-351-1060.

Cincinnati: Oct. 18. Sponsored by Let Justice Roll at 6:30 p.m. at the Rohs Street Coffee House and University Christian Church, 245 W. McMillan. Morgan Spurlock video on living on minimum wage with an interactive panel, discussion, volunteer opportunities.

Dayton: Oct. 19. A Breakfast Conversation for Clergy at 7:45 a.m. sponsored by Let Justice Roll with Sisters of the Precious Blood, Greater Dayton Christian Connection, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, featuring Rev. Dr. Rodney W. Kennedy, Pastor of First Baptist Church. Held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 101 Huffman Ave., Contact Rev. Beth Holten at 937-252-4467.

Athens: Oct. 19. Rally for Issue 2, Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Mill Street at 7:00 p.m. Contact Katy Heins or Christi Truly of Appalachian Peace and Justice Network at 740-592-2608, apjn [at] frognet [dot] net.

Cleveland: Oct. 21. "Signs of Justice" event to show the faith community support for Issue 2. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 79th and Euclid Ave. Hosted by Cleveland Jobs with Justice and Let Justice Roll. Contact Vicki Meath at 440-333-7007, Vicki [at] clevelandjwj [dot] org.

Cincinnati: Oct. 22.  Discussion on the minimum wage with different points of view and Catholic Social teaching. Immaculate Heart of Mary, 7820 Beechmont, at 10:30 a.m.

Cincinnati: Oct. 25. The Women's City Club will be holding a forum on minimum wage and other state ballot initiatives at 7:00 pm at Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church.

Toledo: Oct. 29. Rally for the minimum wage at 2:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 2210 Collingwood Blvd. Event sponsored by Toledo Jobs with Justice and Let Justice Roll. Contact Karen Krause at 419-475-8380.

Cincinnati: Oct. 30. Discussion on the minimum wage with different points of view and Catholic Social teaching. St. Ignatius Church, 5222 North Bend Road, at 7:30 p.m.

Cincinnati: Nov. 2. Forum on the minimum wage at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th Street, at 12 noon.

Columbus: Nov. 2. Faith rally with Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners at 7:00 p.m. Place and time tba.

Toledo: Nov. 5. Rally for the Minimum wage at 2 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 2210 Collingwood Blvd.  Event sponsored by Toledo Jobs with Justice and Let Justice Roll.  Contact Karen Krause at 419-475-8380.

PENNSYLVANIA
Allentown: Oct. 15. Worship service around living wage at Hope United Church of Christ. Rev. Bill Reagan will focus sermon on the issue and challenge the congregation to eat on a minimum wage budget for one week. Luncheon after the service. Contact Eric Pickar at pickar65 [at] aol [dot] com or Hope Church at pastor [at] hopeuccallentown [dot] org

TEXAS
Houston: Oct. 8. Adult Forum, "Workers Rights are Human Rights," at the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church.

VIRGINIA
Vienna: Nov. 11. SALT (Social Action Linking Together) Fall Conference highlighting wage issues.