Carving Out Space for Joy, Making Room for Hope

Service Description:

In a world where devastation is palpable every day, it is often difficult not to default to despair and panic. Though this despair is so present, I find there is hope in crafting out and fighting for space for joy and delight. Join me in investigating the importance of dreams, delight, and joy when it comes to mobilizing others and sustaining yourself.

Speaker Bio:

Rev. Jo Murphy is the new Executive Director for UU Mass Action and has jumped right into mobilizing and organizing with the many UU Mass Action campaigns. Jo previously worked as a chaplain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, in addition to being a case manager supporting people living with brain injuries She is a volunteer organizer with the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and loves runs that end in brunch.

NOTE: This service will meet in person and also be broadcast on Zoom. We ask that people attending in person wear a face mask to help protect the most vulnerable in our community. Please attend online if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or if you have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID.

Zoom Information:

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Meeting ID: 996-2265-2377

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