Second Thursdays at 7pm starting on October 8, join Rev. Ward as he facilitates a discussion he’s calling “White People Wondering.” It will be a brave space for reflecting with others on where you are on the journey of recognizing and disrupting racism in your life. Contact Rev. Ward to sign up.
On Thursday, September 10, at 7PM. UUCA’s Justice Ministry in partnership with NC Democracy: WNC Region will host a public screening of Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote.
This brief film documents the story of widespread voter suppression during the 2018 midterm election in Georgia when Stacey Abrams ran to become the first black female governor in the US. Following the film, Edward Peters, WNC Regional Organizer for Democracy NC, will lead a Q&A and discussion about strategies for overcoming voter suppression and volunteering during the current election season.
You will receive an email reminder with the Zoom link
closer to the date of the event.
“Black Voters Matter applauds Brave New Films for sharing the story of voter suppression in Georgia. More than ever it’s important for citizens to understand how fragile and vulnerable American democracy is in the current political environment. We hope that this film advances the national discourse around voting rights and voting suppression and catalyzes a new commitment to protecting and advancing voting rights in this country.”
~LaTosha Brown, Co-founder of Black Voters Matter
There is a pressing need for volunteers to help create ballot packets to be mailed out to absentee voters. The Board of Elections already has thousands of Absentee Ballot requests and not nearly enough staff to do the job. The shifts will be 9-12n or 1:30-4:30pm each weekday.
The task requires focus on detailed precise work – repetitive, time-consuming stuff, and incredibly important! Ideally, they’re looking for folks who can commit to certain shifts weekly but any help will be welcome. They are looking for help ASAP, as they will start creating the mailings today, with “packets in the mail” to begin September 4. Interested volunteers should contact Kaylea Noce at 828-250-4216 or Kaylea.firstname.lastname@example.org