Justice Ministry Calendar – May

UU Avl & UU Justice Events
May 24 – UU Justice NC’s Friday Action Hour –  11:00 AM every Friday Sign up for the Zoom link & weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here.
We are in the height of the state legislative session, and many harmful bills will be voted on in the next two weeks. This week we will recap the votes that occured on 5/22 including the Anti-Protest Bill HB 237. Then we take action on the bills still moving through the legislative process. This will include calling on Governor Cooper to veto the Anti-Immigration Bill HB 10 when it comes to his desk. Join via this Zoom link.

May 29 – A POSTCARD WRITING PARTY! 4:00-6:00 pm join in central Asheville to write postcards to Black NC voters identified by the organization “Reclaim the Vote” in their “Pledge to Vote and Do More” campaign. Our target will be to write at least 20 postcards each person for a total of 1,000 postcards.  People can take extra postcards home to finish, if needed.  Please bring your favorite pen/markers/stickers, and a suggested $10+ contribution to help offset the cost (you can also bring postcard stamps to contribute).  Please RSVP here to get directions

June 9 – Blue Horizons Inflation Reduction Act presentation. SH
This presentation will address ways to use the IRA to help fund home improvement projects using environmentally sustainable products. This presentation is open to the public. FMI, contact Venny

June 14 – Justice Ministry Film Night, 7PM,  REGENERATING LIFE. Onsite and Zoom, Details here.

Sept. 28 – Climate Justice Revival,
SH, details TBA. Sponsored by UUA’s Earth Ministry. 

Community Events & Beyond

May 21 – The NC Council of Churches is offering a webinar, “Confronting Christian Nationalism: Understanding the Threat and Knowing How to Respond“, 7 pm. Get details and register here

May 22 – The Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice are offering “Organizing for Pro-Democracy Movement Building”, 7 pm. Get details and register here

May 30 – A More Perfect Union is offering “Supporting the Smooth Administration of Local Elections”, 2 pm. Get details and register here

June 1 – The NC Black Alliance and the NC Justice Center offer “Brunch & Ballots”, 11 am – 1 pm, at the NC Wellness Center. Get details and reserve your space here

June 1 – Indivisible Asheville/WNC and the WNC Votes Coalition hold their first of two canvassing events in June, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Get details and register here

June 4 – The League of Women Voters of NC offers “The FAIR MAPS Act: Ending Partisan Gerrymandering”, 5:30 pm, via zoom. Get details and register here

June 8 – “Second Guns to Garden Tools Safe Surrender Event”, 10 am – 1 pn, at First Baptist Church, Get details here. 

June 17 – Juneteenth Lunch and Learn event honoring the legacy of the three slain civil rights workers in Mississippi, noon. Get details here

June 29 – Indivisible Asheville/WNC and the WNC Vote Coalition hold their second of two canvassing events in June, 11 am – 2 pm. Get details and register here

June 29 – The Poor People’s Moral March in Washington. For details and to RSVP for this event, go here.  

Justice Ministry Calendar – April

UU Avl & UU Justice Events
April 26 – UU Justice NC’s Friday Action Hour –  11:00 AM every Friday Sign up for the Zoom link & weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here.Topic: Advocating for Early Voting Plans. In the coming weeks, County Boards of Elections across the state will be meeting to pass their plans for early voting locations and hours. Our pro-democracy movement wants as many early voting days and hours as possible! Especially now that the state has eliminated the mail-in ballot grace period! The deadline for BOEs to pass these critically important plans was moved up by a few months, so we need to get skilled up fast in order to powerfully participate in this process. Join UU Justice NC this Friday for an in-depth Early Voting Plan Advocacy Training with the help of our friends at Common Cause NC followed by time to take action. You can join via this Zoom link.

April 28- May 3 – Climate Justice Summit, The Mountain UU Retreat Center. Throughout the week we will engage in conversations about global climate change and pragmatic responses — individually, regionally, and globally. With musician Joe Jencks.

May 4UUCA Reproductive Justice and Good Trouble WNC are pleased to present a special meetup on reproductive rights in Sandburg Hall on Saturday, May 4th from 3:30-5:30pm.  Our guest speaker will be update us national and local issues.  We will also learn more about an organization called Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR), and the current status of the Equal Rights Amendment.  All are encouraged to attend.  

An invitation from our Anti Racism Immigration Justice Team:
Lean Into Collective Liberation in Community
How? By participating in the Racial Equity Institute REI Phase I workshop. It is sponsored by the Western North Carolina Racial Equity Collective and will meet in person in Asheville! The dates are Thurs./Fri., May 30 – 31, 2024. If you’d like to participate,register here.  

May 11 – UU Asheville/Greenworks roadway cleanup. 10am – 1pm, Offsite.
Join members of UU Asheville’s environmental team to help pick up litter from a designated roadway. Bring a water bottle and gloves. Meet at the church Saturday morning at 10am to carpool to the location. FMI, contact Venny

May 14 – North Carolina UU the Vote Launch –  7:00pm. Join UU Justice NC and UU’s across the state for the official kick-off of our 2024 UU the Vote Campaign. We will be joined by National UU the Vote Organizer, Nora Rasman, Carolina Jews for Justice Executive Director Abby Lublin, and other guests from our partner organizations across NC. This year, our moral legacy is on the line. Together, we can organize the largest activation of UUs in our state’s history. Let’s get ready to UU the Vote! Register Here! 

June 9 – Blue Horizons Inflation Reduction Act presentation. SH
This presentation will address ways to use the IRA to help fund home improvement projects using environmentally sustainable products. This presentation is open to the public. FMI, contact Venny

Sept. 28 – Climate Justice Revival, SH, details TBA. Sponsored by UUA’s Earth Ministry. 

Community Events & Beyond

April 24 – The NC General Assembly opens its “short session” in Raleigh. The Poor People’s Campaign will be there, and if you wish to join them, go here for details. 

April 24 – VoterRiders webinar to review the voter ID laws in NC and all the ways VoteRiders is available to help, 11 am. Register here.

April 25 –  The Sentencing Project offers “Unlocking the Ballot: Using Data to Expand Voting Rights”, 2 pm. Get details and register here.

April 25 – This is the date for this year’s “Dining Out for Life” to support the WNC AIDS Project. Get details about this important fundraiser for WNCAP here. Learn about being an Ambassador at one of the many participating restaurants here.

April 30 – The Workers Circle offers “Minority Rule: A Conversation with Ari Berman”, 7 pm. Get details and register here.  

May 2 – The League of Women Voters of Henderson County offers “Across the Continental Divide”, an introduction to Braver Angels, 5:30 – 7 pm. Get details for this in person event here

May 4 – Indivisible Asheville/WNC holds its May canvassing event, 11 am – 2 pm. Get details and register here

Justice Ministry Calendar – March

UU Avl & UU Justice Events

March 8 – UU Justice NC’s Friday Action Hour –  11:00 AM. Understanding the Forces of White Christian Nationalism – This Friday, we will watch and discuss the recent Laura Flanders Show episode examining the “toxic brew of patriarchal White Nationalism and messianic faith” with the creators of the new documentary, “God & Country”. Join us for this important gathering that will help us become more skilled in recognizing and combatting white christian nationalism in our communities, and during the 2024 Election. Sign up for the Zoom link & weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here.

March 6– Reproductive Justice Vespers. Details & RSVP

March 8 – Justice Ministry Film Night: Union Maids, 7PM Sandburg Hall; Zoom option, Contact Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com. Check out the trailer and find more details here

March 12 – Justice Ministry Council,
Monthly meeting; 6:00-7:15 PM, Sandburg Hall. All are welcome. 

March 14 – Revs. Audette & Claudia will host a “UU the Vote Launch” watch party. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET We enter the work of UU the Vote 2024 grounded in the current political and spiritual conditions of our faith and national community. The work that is needed in 2024 will require us to anchor in our power and connect authentically to mobilize UUs, voters, and our local communities. You’ll learn about the electoral work of State Action Networks (like North Carolina!), their partners in key states, and more! Rev. Lisa Garcia-Sampson, Executive Director of UU Justice Ministry NC will be a featured speaker at this event. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Rev. Claudia faithdev@uuasheville.org

March 20 – Blood Drive @UUAvl. Details here.

March 26 – Reproductive Justice Ministry team meeting. 6:00 PM; RSVP Contact Rev. Claudia faithdev@uuasheville.org

Community Events & Beyond 

March 13 – Lunchtime Webinar: Organizing for Reproductive Freedom. Details here.

March 19 – The NC Justice Center offers its “2024 Legislative Agenda Briefing”, noon. Get details and register here for this virtual event. 

March 23 – Indivisible Asheville WNC offers its monthly canvassing event, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Get details and register here
Planning Ahead
April 13 –  Clothing Swap to support Reproductive Justice. Details TBA.
April 25
 – This is the date for this year’s “Dining Out for Life” to support the WNC AIDS Project. Get details about this important fundraiser for WNCAP here. Learn about being an Ambassador at one of the many participating restaurants here

 

 

 

 

 

April Justice Film

April Justice Film

Environmental, Racial, and Economic Injustice, Animal Cruelty, Corporate Greed


The Smell of Money—that’s what Big Pork calls the stench of pig waste in the air in
eastern North Carolina, where much of the world’s bacon and barbecue is made. But
to Elsie Herring and others who live near the state’s giant pig factories, the revolting
odor is a call to battle against generations of injustice.
When a corporate hog farm moves in––uninvited––on land her grandfather had
purchased after claiming his freedom from slavery, Elsie Herring decides to fight back.
But as her rural community becomes the epicenter of the pork industry’s explosion in
America, Elsie’s struggle to save her family’s home and heritage turns into a battle
against one of the world’s most powerful companies and its deadly pollution.


After decades of intimidation and defeat, Elsie and her community team up with a gutsy
small- town lawyer to take the world’s largest pork company to court.An epic, nine-year
legal battle ensues, and the residents risk everything to reclaim their rights to clean air,
pure water, and a life free from the stench of shit.


A story about the power of love for one’s family and community to triumph over even
the largest forces of injustice, The Smell of Money calls upon viewers to see the people
behind what’s on our plates––and to join the fight for a better future for us all.
Note: Due to technical limitations with Zoom, this film will be shown in Sandburg Hall only. If
you intend to attend the film, please RSVP to Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com.
Watch the trailer here. Runtime 84 min


Justice Ministry Film Night Friday, April 12th, 7 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville
One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Justice Ministry Calendar – February

UU Avl & UU Justice Events
Feb 28 – Join the Reproductive Justice Ministry team to discuss future projects including planning the March 6 Reproductive Justice Vespers; 6:30 PM; 23 Edwin, Parlor. Questions? Contact Rev. Claudia faithdev@uuasheville.org

UU Justice NC’s Friday Action Hour – Every Friday, 11:00 AM. Join via this Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91029655107 and sign up for the weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here.

February Project: UU Animal Ministry AVL Chapter
Our February project is a community drive for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate! Details here. Donations will be collected all four Sundays in February!  Look for the Brother Wolf box in Sandburg Hall.  THANK YOU!

March 6– Reproductive Justice Vespers. Details & RSVP

March 8 – Justice Ministry Film Night: Union Maids, 7PM Sandburg Hall; Zoom option, Contact Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com. Check out the trailer and find more details here

March 12 – Justice Ministry Council,
Monthly meeting; 6:00-7:15 PM, Sandburg Hall. All are welcome. 

March 14 – Revs. Audette & Claudia will host a “UU the Vote Launch” watch party. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET We enter the work of UU the Vote 2024 grounded in the current political and spiritual conditions of our faith and national community. The work that is needed in 2024 will require us to anchor in our power and connect authentically to mobilize UUs, voters, and our local communities. You’ll learn about the electoral work of State Action Networks (like North Carolina!), their partners in key states, and more! Rev. Lisa Garcia-Sampson, Executive Director of UU Justice Ministry NC will be a featured speaker at this event. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Rev. Claudia faithdev@uuasheville.org

March 20 – Blood Drive @UUAvl. Details here.

Community Events & Beyond 

Feb 28 – Common Cause NC and two partners are offering “Advocacy Training”, 6 pm, to monitor the canvass of elections. Get details and register here.  

Planning Ahead
March 2 – Good Trouble WNC is offering a presentation on the upcoming election with Professor Chris Cooper from Western Carolina,3:30 pm, at  UU Asheville. Details and RSVP here.

March 2
 – Save the Date for the “Moral March on Raleigh” from the NC Poor People’s Campaign. Get details from this release.

March 11 & 13 – The YWCA is offering a 2-part in-person Racial Justice workshop. Get details and how to register here. 

March 19 – The NC Justice Center offers its “2024 Legislative Agenda Briefing”, noon. Get details and register here for this virtual event. 

March 20 – Blood Drive @UUAvl. Details here.

March 23 – Indivisible Asheville WNC offers its monthly canvassing event, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Get details and register here

April 25 – This is the date for this year’s “Dining Out for Life” to support the WNC AIDS Project. Get details about this important fundraiser for WNCAP here. Learn about being an Ambassador at one of the many participating restaurants here

 

 

 

 

 

March Justice Film

March Justice Film

Poster for Union Maids 1976 film

Sitdowns, scabs, goon squads, unemployment, hunger marches, red baiting and finally the
energetic birth of the CIO–the 1930s were a landmark period for the American labor movement.
Union Maids is the story of three women who lived the history and make it come alive today. It was
the first film of its kind–an oral history, using a wealth of footage from the National Archives to
chronicle the fight to form industrial unions as seen through the eyes of rank and file women.

UNION MAIDS is an oral history film made (possibly the first) from the first-person stories of three
older women activists who were veterans of the struggle to form industrial unions and fight the Great
Depression in the 1930’s and early 40’s.

The three women, Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki and Sylvia Woods, all came to Chicago as young
people, each getting involved in radical activities of the time. They are all natural storytellers; each
story is unique but all convey their desire to fight for the rights of working class people.

“This inspiring film will be a classic. It makes the 1930s live. It makes you laugh, makes you cheer.
It’s going to be shown through the years, to millions.”
Pete Seeger

Check out the trailer here. – Runtime 50 min

Note: This film will be shown in person in Sandburg Hall and on Zoom. If you wish to view
the film on Zoom, request a link from Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com . If you intend
to view the film in person, please RSVP YES for planning purposes.

Due to technical limitations, there will be separate in person and Zoom discussions


Justice Ministry Film Night Friday, March 8th, 7 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville
One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Justice Ministry Calendar – January

UU Avl & UU Events
Jan 25  – Curious Conversations: What is happening in Justice Ministry at UU Avl? Sandburg Hall, noon-1PM; bring a bagged lunch. Zoom conversation at 7PM. Contact Rev. Claudia for the Zoom link: faithdev@uuasheville.org
Facilitators: Rev. Audette & Rev. Claudia

Jan 26 – UU Justice NC  ZOOM Friday Action Hour, 11:00 AM;
The Faithful Fight for Reproductive Rights.
On the 51st Anniversary of Roe v Wade, people of faith (including many UUs!) turned out in big numbers for a rally and press conference in front of the State General Assembly. This event sent a loud and clear message that the majority of people of faith in North Carolina believe in the sacred right to bodily autonomy and reject the state’s agenda to control and criminalize birthing bodies. This Friday, we will join the chorus by calling our state and federal elected officials to demand reproductive rights for all. Join us via this Zoom link.

Jan 31 – UUSJ Event – Power to Heal Film Screening & Discussion with Producer Dr. Barbara Berney Power to Heal tells the story of a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months. The evening will also include a discussion about the current state of Medicare with policy guests Brittany Shannahan, Medicare-for-All Campaign Organizer with Public Citizen, and our very own Rebecca Cerese, Healthcare Advocate with the NC Justice Center.  Register Here.
Community Events & Beyond
Jan 18 – “Build Power: Start a Democracy Circle” webinar offered by the Workers Circle and the Center for Common Ground, 7 pm. Get details and register here

Jan 23 – “Reducing Youth Incarceration Rate” webinar offered by The Sentencing Project, 1 pm. Get details and register here.

Jan 23 – NC State & Local Tax Policy Webinar offered by the NC Budget & Tax Center, 7 pm. Register here for this virtual webinar led by director Alexandra Forter Sirota.

Jan 25 – “Reimagining with Energy Democracy,” offered by the Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, 6 pm. Get details and register here. 

Planning Ahead
Feb 2 & 3 – Creation Care Alliance is offering a symposium. Get details and register here

Feb 9 – Justice Film: Unspoken. 7PM, Sandburg Hall. If you wish to view the film on Zoom, request a link from Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com.

March 2 – Save the Date for the “Moral March on Raleigh” from the NC Poor People’s Campaign. Get details from this release.

 

 

 

 

 

February Justice Film

UNSPOKEN explores the racial divide in America, through the experiences of one small southern
town.

Monroe, Georgia resident and filmmaker Stephanie Calabrese offers an insider’s perspective
and an intimate journey that digs deep into the roots of this divide entrenched by the 1946 Moores
Ford Lynching, the last mass lynching in the U.S., and its ongoing impact on the community. The
film uncovers buried truths and sheds light on the secrecy that still surrounds this tragic event and
the continued pursuit of justice, as well as the ongoing impact of segregation and the integration of
schools and society in Monroe, Georgia. By bringing these issues to the surface, UNSPOKEN aims to inspire dialog focused on race relations, divisions, and opportunities for reconciliation in hometowns across America.

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

— DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1959)

Note: This film will be shown in person in Sandburg Hall and on Zoom.

If you wish to view the film on Zoom, request a link from Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com.
Due to technical limitations, there will be separate in person and Zoom discussions.
Trailer |Runtime 78 min


Justice Ministry Film Night Friday, February 9th, 7 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville
One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Justice Ministry Calendar – December

UU Avl & UU Events
Dec 15 – Medicaid Enrollment Action Hour Join UU Justice NC this Friday, 11:00am for Friday Action Hour. Following this month’s enactment of Medicaid Expansion, it’s time to get to work, spreading the word to hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who are now eligible for healthcare. This week, Rebecca Cerese, Health Policy Advocate with the NC Justice Center will join us to talk about the campaign to enroll North Carolinians in Medicaid! Sign-up for the weekly Friday Action Hour zoom link and promo email here.

Community Events & Beyond
Dec 7 – The Workers’ Circle offers :How Voting Suppression Works Today, and What We Can Do About It”, 7 pm. Get details and reserve your spot here

 

Dec 7 – Just Economics offers its Annual Celebration, 6 – 9 pm. The celebration is at Asheville Habitat for Humanity at 33 Meadow Rd. This event is free to attend and will include food, drinks, music, a trivia game, and a raffle. 

Dec 9 – The ERA-NC Alliance offers its annual meeting on the status of the ERA, 11 am, virtually. Get details and register here.

Dec 19 – The Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice offer “Learn About The PUPP Act, The intersecting issues of homelessness and animal welfare”, 8 pm. Get details and register here
Planning Ahead
Jan 10  – “Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American”, 8 pm. Get details and register here

Jan 13  – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County offers its annual Prayer Breakfast. Get information on tickets here

Feb 2nd & 3rd – Creation Care Alliance is offering a symposium. Get details and register here

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar -November

UU Avl & UU Events
Nov 17 –UU Justice NC Friday Action Hour – Living Our Values This Thanksgiving.  Join UU Justice NC this Friday, November 14th at 11:00am fora special Friday Action Hour reflecting on Thanksgiving and exploring resources to help us offer land acknowledgements, prayers/grace at the dinner table, and have meaningful conversations about this holiday. Check e-News for link.

Nov 19 – National Side With Love Worksop: Faith Out Loud – November 19th 4:00 – 5:30 PM. UUA President Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt invites us to remember “what symbols, messages, principles, or experiences are most central to our deep understanding of Unitarian Universalism.” During this skill up, we will take time to discuss and practice articulating our theologies of justice-making with faith-centric language that can be used in outreach, public statements, petitions, letters, and more. Register Here

Nov 19 – An invitation from A-RIJAG -Anti-Racism Immigration Justice Action Group:Asheville’s Hidden History: Early Black History and Recent Urban Renewal Impacts.Sunday Nov. 19, 2:00-3:30 pm at Congregation Beth HaTephila. Details.

Nov. 20 –  5 PM, you are also invited and encouraged to join TRANZMISSION, Rev. Audette, and our Asheville community at New Belgium Brewery, 21 Craven Street for an observance of TDOR-  Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 27– Fall Book Study: A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu, which was inspired by a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg. 7:00-8:15 PM. Via Zoom. Contact sunitapatterson@gmail.com for Zoom link. To read: Part 3, Will

Nov. 30 –  Curious Conversations: Bagged lunch series to explore justice themes related to collective liberation and opportunities for action.. Join us in Sandburg Hall from noon- 1PM. Topic: Reparations: What is happening in Asheville?  Facilitator: Rev. Claudia

Looking Ahead
Dec 11
– Fall Book Study: A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu, which was inspired by a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg. 7:00-8:15 PM. Via Zoom. Contact sunitapatterson@gmail.com for Zoom link. To read: Part 4, Action

Community Events & Beyond
Nov 16 – The League of Women Voters is offering “Productive conversations without confrontation”, webinar, 7 pm. Get details and register here

Nov 18 – People’s Power Assembly, 1 – 3 pm, at the YWCA. Get details from this Facebook post

Nov 28 – Pro-Choice NC offers its quarterly (and last for 2023) update report virtually, 12:30 pm. Get details and register here

Nov 29 – Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) “Recounting the Power Struggle between Politics, Money, Media, and Tech” with Patti Morrison, former editor of the Washington Post, 8 pm.  Register here.

Nov 30 – World AIDS Day luncheon offered by WNCAP, noon. Get details and register here.

Dec 7 – The Workers’ Circle offers :How Voting Suppression Works Today, and What We Can Do About It”, 7 pm. Get details and reserve your spot here

Dec 7 – Just Economics offers its Annual Celebration, 6 – 9 pm. The celebration is at Asheville Habitat for Humanity at 33 Meadow Rd. This event is free to attend and will include food, drinks, music, a trivia game, and a raffle. 

Dec 9 – The ERA-NC Alliance offers its annual meeting on the status of the ERA, 11 am, virtually. Get details and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar -October

UU Avl Events
Oct. 30 – Fall Book Study: A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu, which was inspired by a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg. 7:00-8:15 PM, via Zoom. Contact sunitapatterson@gmail.com for Zoom link. To read: Part 1, Knowledge

Looking Ahead
Nov. 2 – Curious Conversations: Bagged lunch series to explore justice themes related to collective liberation and opportunities for action.. Join us in Sandburg Hall from noon- 1PM. Topic: Indigenous land acknowledgements: What is the purpose? What are the goals? Facilitator: Rev. Claudia

Nov 3 – Justice Ministry Film Night: TOWN DESTROYER; 7 PM, In person & via Zoom. This film explores the ways we look at art and history at a time of racial reckoning. The story focuses on a dispute over historic murals depicting the life of George Washington: slaveowner, general, land speculator, President, and a man Seneca leaders called “Town Destroyer” after he ordered their villages destroyed during the Revolutionary War. The film addresses current debates over trauma, student safety, and cancel culture. More details here

Nov. 13– Fall Book Study: A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu, which was inspired by a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg,  7:00-8:15 PM. Via Zoom. Contact sunitapatterson@gmail.com for Zoom link. To read: Part 2, Capacity

Nov. 27– Fall Book Study: A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu, which was inspired by a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg. 7:00-8:15 PM. Via Zoom. Contact sunitapatterson@gmail.com for Zoom link. To read: Part 3, Will

Nov. 30 –  Curious Conversations: Bagged lunch series to explore justice themes related to collective liberation and opportunities for action.. Join us in Sandburg Hall from noon- 1PM. Topic: Reparations: What is happening in Asheville?  Facilitator: Rev. Claudia

Dec 11– Fall Book Study: A Future We Can Love by Susan Bauer-Wu, which was inspired by a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg. 7:00-8:15 PM. Via Zoom. Contact sunitapatterson@gmail.com for Zoom link. To read: Part 4, Action

Community Events & Beyond
Learn about & get involved with local Reparations efforts!
Reparations Summit – 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 7 at the UNC Asheville Sherrill Center, 227 Campus Drive, Asheville. Parking and admission are free, but attendance is limited and registration is required. 
Click here to register. 

October 11 – 6:30-8PM #UniteNC Tour: Accountability Town Halls hosted by Common Cause NC. Details and RSVP.

Oct. 17 – Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

Oct. 21 – Join Indivisible Asheville at Bottle Riot in the River Arts District, 2 – 4 pm, for good food, activist friends old and new, and a look at plans for the coming year. Jake Quinn, Board of Elections Chair, will be featured speaker. Get details and a way to register here

Oct. 24 – “Tools to Fight Fake News”, is offered by the League of Women Voters Henderson County, 4 pm. Get details and register here for this webinar. 

Oct. 26 – “Fighting Voter Suppression Bills: Going on the Record”, 3 pm. Join the League of Women Voters US for this webinar about voter suppression bills introduced during the 2023 legislative session nationwide, and hear stories of successful fights that kept them from becoming law. Get details and register here

Oct. 25 – Jerry Sternberg offers “Tales of Asheville from an ol’ Jewish country boy”, 7 pm, at the Reuter Center on the UNCA Campus. Get details and register here

Oct 26 – The NC Council of Churches offers “Grant Writing 101”, online, 7 pm. Get details and register here

Oct. 26 – Domestic Violence Vigil offered by Moms4Action Asheville, 5:30 pm, at the Wesley Grant Center. Get details from this flyer.  

Nov. 1 – “Solidarity Events Opposing the Vance Monument”. The NC Supreme Court is hearing an appeal of the decision to remove the Vance Monument at 9:30 am in Raleigh. If people are interested in traveling for the hearing or to attend an event in Asheville at 5:30 pm, go here for details. 

Nov. 1 – Equity Over Everything offers an in-person event at Lenoir Rhyne University, “Using Your Racial Equity Lens to Implement DEIB Strategies”, 3:30 pm. Get details here.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar – September

UU Avl Events
Sept 28 – Reparations…Continuing the Conversation
Noon-1:00 pm, Sandburg Hall; bring a bagged lunch.
Facilitator: Rev. Claudia; Discussion questions and background information here

Sept 29 – UU Justice NC’s Friday Action Hour – State Budget Briefing. This week, we will be joined by Mackenzie Reedybacon, Coordinator of the NC People’s Budget Coalition. We will discuss what made it into the state budget, including the enactment of Medicaid Expansion, more tax cuts, a massive expansion of private school vouchers, inadequate state employee and teacher raises, and the expansion of power for the General Assembly regarding public records and oversight of state and local agencies receiving public funds. We’ll also receive expert analysis from our friends at the NC Budget and Tax Center about the impact of this budget and the appalling lack of transparency of the process. Join via this Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91029655107 and sign up for the weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here.

Sept 30 –
This year’s
 Blue Ridge Pride Festival  is scheduled for Saturday, September 30.  The theme is ADVOCATE. URU is hoping for great UUCA participation again this year. URU (Universal Rainbow Unity) invites all UUCA members and friends to join the “yellow brigade” by wearing the yellow “Side with Love” t-shirt to the Pride Festival.

Oct. 6
Justice Ministry Film Night in person and via Zoom. The Monarch: A Butterfly Beyond Borders. The monarch butterfly is at once the most familiar and the most mysterious butterfly in the world. Today, monarchs face environmental threats at both ends of their migratory route. This beautiful documentary looks at what we now know but more importantly it reveals what we still do not know about this amazing creature.  Details here for the film and special events.

Oct. 7UU Justice NC’s State-Wide Annual Gathering, Sat, Oct. 7 at The UU Fellowship of Raleigh. UU Justice NC is thrilled to announce our first in-person Annual Gathering since 2019. Join UUs from across the state for this celebration of our work in 2023 and a look ahead to 2024. The day will include music, panel discussions with justice partners, opportunities to connect with fellow UUs. We are also honored to welcome our keynote speaker, Serena Sebring, Executive Director of Blueprint North Carolina, who will speak about our movement to build power for an anti-racist, inclusive democracy in North Carolina. There will also be an opportunity to participate virtually. Register Here! 

Community Events & Beyond
Oct. 2 – “Celebrating Intellectual Freedom: A Celebration of Banned Books”, 6:30 pm, at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Get detailshere

Oct 3 – Common Cause North Carolina will host a statewide supporter call, open to the public, on Zoom, on Tues., Oct. 3at 6pm. We’ll be talking about the latest changes in election laws and previewing the upcoming redistricting cycle. We’ll also provide simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. All are welcome. Register Here: ccnc.me/FallCall. 

Learn about & get involved with local Reparations efforts!
Reparations Summit – 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 7 at the UNC Asheville Sherrill Center, 227 Campus Drive, Asheville. Parking and admission are free, but attendance is limited and registration is required. 
Click here to register. Leading up to the Summit, UNC Asheville will host two free movie nights:
“Black in Asheville” on Monday Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion with filmmaker Todd Gragg

“The Big Payback” on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Details
here.

October 11 – 6:30-8PM #UniteNC Tour: Accountability Town Halls hosted by Common Cause NC. Details and RSVP.

Oct. 17 – Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar – September

UU Avl Events

UU Justice NC Zoom Action Hour: Two Part Anti-Semitism Workshop.  Abby Lublin, Executive Director of Carolina Jews for Justice will offer a two-part antisemitism training.
Sept 1 – 11AM  An introduction to antisemitism, white nationalism and how they intersect in our culture today.
Sept 8 – 11AM  Training to help us learn how to talk about different forms of oppression.
Both workshops will frame our learning in the context of ongoing violent antisemitic attacks, and how antisemitism is emerging as a central narrative in the 2024 NC election cycle. Join via this Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91029655107 and sign up for the weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here. NOTE: Every Friday, 11AM  join our partner UU Justice Ministry NC: Zoom Action Hour 

Sept. 15 – 7 p.m.  In partnership with the Justice Film Ministry screening of “Eating Our Way To Extinction” the UU Animal Ministry Asheville Chapter will provide planet and animal friendly snacks.  Click here for details.  

Sept 25 – 9AM-5PM Registration still open for
Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Towards Reparations and HealingUU Avl is co-sponsoring this event.

Community Events & Beyond
Sept.5 – 11:30am-1:00pm, virtual panel of Reparations Commission Facilitators moderated by Racial Justice Council Executive Director, Rob Thomas. View on the RJC YouTube Channel by clicking this link

Sept. 14 – OLLI Inclusion Committee offers a Just Conversation on “Reaching Across the Racial Divide”, 2 pm, both in person and via zoom. Details, register  here 

Sept. 14 – An advocate training titled “How to Achieve Racial Justice in Housing”, 2 pm, offered by YIMBY Action. Get details and register here

Sept.  24 – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

SAVE THE DATE:
Oct. 7
– UU Justice NC’s State-Wide Annual Gathering – UU Fellowship of Raleigh. Join UUs from across the state for this celebration of our work in 2023 and a look ahead to 2024. The day will include music, panel discussions with justice partners, opportunities to connect with fellow UUs. Registration Coming Soon! 

October 11 – 6:30-8PM #UniteNC Tour: Accountability Town Halls hosted by Common Cause NC. Details and RSVP.

Oct. 17 – Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
Aug. 24 –
Curious Conversations –  Let’s Talk About Reparations. See Rev. Claudia’s blog for resources. Noon-1PM, Sandburg Hall. Bring a bagged lunch.

Aug. 25 – Back to School Action Hour –  11:00am. Another school year is underway, but the promise of adequate school funding for our kids remains unfulfilled. Next Friday, we will mark the one-year anniversary of the historic Leandro school funding court decision by writing Letters to the Editor. Together, we will send a loud and clear message to the NC General Assembly that enough is enough. Release the Leandro Funds and give our children the sound basic education they deserve.
NOTE: Every Friday, 11AM  join our partner UU Justice Ministry NC: Zoom Action Hour 

Sept. 15 – 7 p.m.  In partnership with the Film Ministry screening of “Eating Our Way To Extinction” the UUAM Asheville Chapter will provide planet and animal friendly snacks.  Click here for details.  

Community Events & Beyond
August 26 – Would you like to show up in a high impact way to support the oldest Black neighborhood in Asheville? Come on out to volunteer for and/or enjoy the East End/Valley Street Festival on Sat., Aug. 26 at Martin Luther King Park. For more info about the festival: click here Volunteer Opportunities: Click Here

August 27 – Discussion of Octavia Butler’s award winning book, Kindred, the latest book for the GCPC Racial Justice Book Series. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel


September 30 – 
9-5PM, Reuter Center
Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Toward Reparation and Healing

Sept. 14 – OLLI Inclusion Committee offers a Just Conversation on “Reaching Across the Racial Divide”, 2 pm, both in person and via zoom. Details, register  here 

Sept. 14 – An advocate training titled “How to Achieve Racial Justice in Housing”, 2 pm, offered by YIMBY Action. Get details and register here

September 24 – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

October 11 – 6:30-8PM #UniteNC Tour: Accountability Town Halls hosted by Common Cause NC. Details and RSVP.

October 17 – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
Every Friday, 11AM  join our partner UU Justice Ministry NC: Zoom Action Hour 
There will be a Back to School Action Hour – Fri., Aug. 25th,  11:00am. Another school year is underway, but the promise of adequate school funding for our kids remains unfulfilled. Next Friday, we will mark the one-year anniversary of the historic Leandro school funding court decision by writing Letters to the Editor. Together, we will send a loud and clear message to the NC General Assembly that enough is enough. Release the Leandro Funds and give our children the sound basic education they deserve.

Community Events & Beyond
August 22 – Join Carolina Jews for Justice &You Can Vote for a webinar on the New Rules for Voting in NC.  Register Here.
 
August 26 – Would you like to show up in a high impact way to support the oldest Black neighborhood in Asheville? Come on out to volunteer for and/or enjoy the East End/Valley Street Festival on Sat., Aug. 26 at Martin Luther King Park. For more info about the festival: click here Volunteer Opportunities: Click Here

August 27 – Discussion of Octavia Butler’s award winning book, Kindred, the latest book for the GCPC Racial Justice Book Series. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel


September 30 – 
9-5PM, Reuter Center
Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Toward Reparation and Healing

September 24 – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

October 11 – 6:30-8PM #UniteNC Tour: Accountability Town Halls hosted by Common Cause NC. Details and RSVP.

October 17 – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events

August 12 -The Anti-Racism Immigration Justice Action Groups invites UU Avl to support the Afghan Women’s Craft Collective Sale. Details here

NOTE: Every Friday, 11AM  join our partner UU Justice Ministry NC: Zoom Action Hour 

Community Events & Beyond
August 13 – Exploring the 1619 Project: Going Deeper and Getting Clearer with Rev. Tami Forte Logan facilitating. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel

August 15 – Pisgah Legal Services offers “Medicaid Expansion Community Forum”, 10 am, at the Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech campus. Get details and register here

August 27 – Discussion of Octavia Butler’s award winning book, Kindred, the latest book for the GCPC Racial Justice Book Series. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel

September 30 – 9-5PM, Reuter Center Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Toward Reparation and Healing

September 24 – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

October 11 – 6:30-8PM #UniteNC Tour: Accountability Town Halls hosted by Common Cause NC. Details and RSVP.

October 17 – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events

August 8 – Justice Ministry Council meeting; 4pm; Contact Rev. Claudia for details faithdev@uuasheville.org

August 12 -The Anti-Racism Immigration Justice Action Groups invites UU Avl to support the Afghan Women’s Craft Collective Sale. Details here

Community Events & Beyond
August 13 – Exploring the 1619 Project: Going Deeper and Getting Clearer with Rev. Tami Forte Logan facilitating. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel

August 15 – Pisgah Legal Services offers “Medicaid Expansion Community Forum”, 10 am, at the Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech campus. Get details and register here

August 27 – Discussion of Octavia Butler’s award winning book, Kindred, the latest book for the GCPC Racial Justice Book Series. 7:00pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 789 Merrimon Avenue, and livestreamed on the GCPC YouTube Channel

September 30 – 9-5PM, Reuter Center Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Toward Reparation and Healing

September 24 – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

October 17 – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

July Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Community Events & Beyond
July 5 – Jews United for Democracy and Justice presents Election Law expert and author Rick Hasen in conversation with Madeleine Brand on the topic “Voting rights, Election Laws, the Supreme Court and What Lies Ahead.”, 8 pm. Get details and register here

July 6 – “Amplifying Democracy: The 26th Amendment and The Power of Young Voters” webinar offered by the Workers Circle, 5 pm. Get details and register here.

July 7 – BeLoved Asheville offers an event at their Village, 5 pm. Get details here, including a special announcement that day.

July 9 – “Climate Change from the Jewish Perspective”, 4:30 pm. Hear from Rabbi Meiri at Congregation Beth HaTephila. Get details and register here

July 9– Grace Covenant Presbyterian continues its Summer Racial Justice Series with “The Legacy of Urban ‘Renewal’: A Conversation with Priscilla Robinson”, 7 pm. Get details here. To livestream, go here

July 11 – “Decolonize Your Leadership Style”, offered by the Decolonizing Wealth Project, 1 pm. Get details and register here. 

July 16 – Grace Covenant Presbyterian continues its Summer Racial Justice Series with “The Reparations Process in Asheville: A Panel Discussion”, 7 pm. Get details here. To livestream, go here

July 21 – Common Cause NC and the League of Women Voters Henderson County offer “Democracy Challenges & Priorities”, 11 am, at Agudas Israel Synagogue in Hendersonville, Get details here

August 15 – Pisgah Legal Services offers “Medicaid Expansion Community Forum”, 10 am, at the Ferguson Auditorium, AB Tech campus. Get details and register here



September 24th – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

October 17th – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Community Events & Beyond
Yellow t-Shirt Brigade
July 1 People’s Power Coalition Day of Outrage;  5PM  Join labor, community and faith organizations  for a “Day of Outrage” to protest against the impact of current legislation and budgeting on our community. Get location and other details here

June 27th– “Lunch and Learn: Ensuring Free, Fair, Safe, and Accessible Elections”,12:30 pm. Get details and register here. While this is from a Jewish perspective, all are welcome. 

June 28th– Jews United for Democracy and Justice offers The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein in conversation with Patt Morrison on the topic “Sixteen Months to Elections, The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein Sets the Stage”, 8 pm. Get details and register here.

June 29th– Learn how you can become part of the Clean Energy Generation at this webinar, 2:30 pm. 

July 1 People’s Power Coalition Day of Outrage;  5PM  Join labor, community and faith organizations  for a “Day of Outrage” to protest against the impact of current legislation and budgeting on our community. Get location and other details here.

July 5th– Jews United for Democracy and Justice presents Election Law expert and author Rick Hasen in conversation with Madeleine Brand on the topic “Voting rights, Election Laws, the Supreme Court and What Lies Ahead.”, 8 pm. Get details and register here

September 24th – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from this eblast sent out recently. 

October 17th – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
June 16 – Justice Film Night- Upriver, Downstream and Unbreathable-The Fight for Healthy Air 7PM, Zoom Only;
Zoom only. If you wish to view the films, request a link from Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com– No films July & August

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

8th Principle Passed! At the Annual Meeting on June 4, 2023, the 8th Principle passed with a vast majority of proxy- and in-person votes.Passing the 8th Principle is an important step in a lifelong process as we work towards collective liberation. We will discuss next steps and what this means for our congregation in the fall. The Racial Justice Advisory Council created this pamphlet documenting our journey to this important vote.

Community Events & Beyond
June 12th – 18th – “Juneteenth Celebration” in Asheville. Get details about the events offered here

June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, 5-7 pm, at Carrier Park. Get details here

June 15th– Leicester Reads Together: Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisisby Beth Macy, at the Leicester Public Library, 6 pm

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 21 – The Brennan Center offers “The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court’s Hard-Right Turn Is Wreaking Havoc on Democracy”,2 pm Get details and your ticket here

June 22 – “Intersection of Faith, Religion, & LGBTQIA+ Identity” virtual panel discussion, offered by the Wake County Library,2:30 pm. Go herefor details and to register. 

June 26– Showing of the film “Racist Roots”, 7 pm, in person at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Avenue in Asheville. Get detailsand RSVP here.  An opportunity to learn about the Jewish perspective on and origins of North Carolina’s death penalty Please be sure to watch Racist Roots, a 25-minute film (here is the link to watch: https://youtu.be/55mVMDkXheI) created by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, beforehand and come ready to hear a panel discussion moderated by NCCADP Executive Director Noel Nickle. 

June 29th– Learn how you can become part of the Clean Energy Generation at this webinar, 2:30 pm. 

July 1 People’s Power Coalition Day of Outrage;  TimeTBA  Join labor, community and faith organizations  for a “Day of Outrage” to protest against the attacks imposed by supermajority in the State Legislature. 

September 24th – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from 
this eblast eblastsent out recently. 

October 17th – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

Justice Ministry Calendar

Important News
8th Principle Passed! At the Annual Meeting on June 4, 2023, the 8th Principle passed with a vast majority of proxy- and in-person votes.Passing the 8th Principle is an important step in a lifelong process as we work towards collective liberation. We will discuss next steps and what this means for our congregation in the fall. The Racial Justice Advisory Council created this pamphlet documenting our journey to this important vote.

UU Avl Events
June 16 – Justice Film Night- Upriver, Downstream and Unbreathable-The Fight for Healthy Air 7PM, Zoom Only;
Zoom only. If you wish to view the films, request a link from Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com– No films July & August

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Community Events & Beyond
June 8 – Webinar: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Renovations for Houses of Worship 7-8PM; hosted by Creation Care; Click here to register!

June 8– “More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape”, 1 pm. Get details about this webinar offered through the Harvard Radcliffe Institute here

June 8 – The Sentencing Project offers “50 Years and a Wakeup: Capping Maximum Sentences” a webinar,3:30 pm. Get details and register here

June 8th – 7:00pm: Statewide Virtual Reproductive Justice Working Group Meeting

June 8 – Join Moms Rising for a teach-in about the Second Amendment, 8:30 pm virtually. Go here for details and to register. 

June 11th  10:30am: WNC Adults & Teens: Know Your Reproductive Rights

June 12th – 18th – “Juneteenth Celebration” in Asheville. Get details about the events offered here

June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, 5-7 pm, at Carrier Park. Get details here

June 15th– Leicester Reads Together: Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisisby Beth Macy, at the Leicester Public Library, 6 pm

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 21 – The Brennan Center offers “The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court’s Hard-Right Turn Is Wreaking Havoc on Democracy”,2 pm Get details and your ticket here

June 22 – “Intersection of Faith, Religion, & LGBTQIA+ Identity” virtual panel discussion, offered by the Wake County Library,2:30 pm. Go herefor details and to register. 

June 26– Showing of the film “Racist Roots”, 7 pm, in person at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Avenue in Asheville. Get detailsand RSVP here.  An opportunity to learn about the Jewish perspective on and origins of North Carolina’s death penalty Please be sure to watch Racist Roots, a 25-minute film (here is the link to watch: https://youtu.be/55mVMDkXheI) created by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, beforehand and come ready to hear a panel discussion moderated by NCCADP Executive Director Noel Nickle. 

June 29th– Learn how you can become part of the Clean Energy Generation at this webinar, 2:30 pm. 

July 1 People’s Power Coalition Day of Outrage;  TimeTBA  Join labor, community and faith organizations  for a “Day of Outrage” to protest against the attacks imposed by supermajority in the State Legislature. 

September 24th – Save the Date for this year’s Hunger Walk. Get details from 
this eblast eblastsent out recently. 

October 17th – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events

June 4/5 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 3: Awareness to Action

June 6
– Justice Ministry Council, Zoom, 4pm. Contact Rev. Claudia for link. faithdev@uuasheville.org

June 16 – Justice Film (TBA) – No films July & August

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Community Events

June 6th – Learn about income taxes and the decisions that may be made by the NC General Assembly that could impact revenues needed by NC, noon. Sponsored by the NC Budget and Tax Center. Get details and registerhere

June 12th – 18th – “Juneteenth Celebration” in Asheville. Get details about the events offered here

June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, 5-7 pm, at Carrier Park. Get details here

June 15th– Leicester Reads Together: Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisisby Beth Macy, at the Leicester Public Library, 6 pm

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 26th at 7 pm. An opportunity to learn about the Jewish perspective on and origins of North Carolina’s death penalty Please be sure to watch Racist Roots, a 25-minute film (here is the link to watch: https://youtu.be/55mVMDkXheI) created by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, beforehand and come ready to hear a panel discussion moderated by NCCADP Executive Director Noel Nickle. 

July 1Day of Outrage TBA Join labor, community and faith organizations  for a “Day of Outrage” to protest against the attacks imposed by supermajority in the State Legislature. 

October 17th – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events

May 26th, 7:30 pm & May 27th, 3 pm – Womansong Concerts “Love Your Mother (Earth)”, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 20 Edwin Place, $20. Get details and tickets here

May 27, 8th Principle Workshop (on-line): Building a Culture of Inclusion, 10AM – 2 PM; Facilitator: Paula Cole Jones sponsored by UU Justice Ministry NC

Community Events

May 25th – Veterans for Peace offer “Peace Talks in WNC”, 7 pm, at 15 Overbrook Place. Get details here

May 28 Raise your voice with the Beer City Sisters at Rally 4 Rights, a free speech rally in response to the wave of anti-trans and anti-drag legislation introduced in the NC General Assembly. Rally 4 Rights will be held in Pack Square on Sunday, May 28 from 3 to 5 pm. The Beer City Sisters are joining forces with Blue Ridge Pride, Tranzmission, Arms Around ASD, Planned Parenthood, and other concerned citizens to give voice to how this legislation will affect our community. This is a City of Asheville Non-Permitted Free Speech Public Assembly and in light of NC’s new anti-protest law HB 40, we ask all participants to maintain the event as a peaceful rally. 

Next month…

June 4/5 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 3: Awareness to Action

June 6th – Learn about income taxes and the decisions that may be made by the NC General Assembly that could impact revenues needed by NC, noon. Sponsored by the NC Budget and Tax Center. Get details and registerhere

June 12th – 18th – “Juneteenth Celebration” in Asheville. Get details about the events offered here

June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, 5-7 pm, at Carrier Park. Get details here

June 15th– Leicester Reads Together: Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisisby Beth Macy, at the Leicester Public Library, 6 pm

June 16 – Justice Film (TBA) – No films July & August

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

June 26th at 7 pm. An opportunity to learn about the Jewish perspective on and origins of North Carolina’s death penalty Please be sure to watch Racist Roots, a 25-minute film (here is the link to watch: https://youtu.be/55mVMDkXheI) created by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, beforehand and come ready to hear a panel discussion moderated by NCCADP Executive Director Noel Nickle. 

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

October 17th – Save the Date for Pisgah Legal Services’ 13th Annual Justice Forum with Mathew Desmond.

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events

May 21/22 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 2: Denial

May 26th, 7:30 pm & May 27th, 3 pm – Womansong Concerts “Love Your Mother (Earth)”, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 20 Edwin Place, $20. Get details and tickets here

May 27, 8th Principle Workshop (on-line): Building a Culture of Inclusion, 10AM – 2 PM; Facilitator: Paula Cole Jones sponsored by UU Justice Ministry NC

Community Events

May 20th  “Teaching Peace in a Violent World”, 1 pm. Get details and register here for this webinar from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. 

May 22nd – “Voting Rights Through a Jewish Lens: A Conversation with NC State Senator Lisa Grafstein”, 7 pm, offered by Carolina Jews for Justice. Get details and register here

May 25th – Veterans for Peace offer “Peace Talks in WNC”, 7 pm, at 15 Overbrook Place. Get details here

Next month…

June 4/5 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 3: Awareness to Action

June 12th – 18th – “Juneteenth Celebration” in Asheville. Get details about the events offered here

June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, 5-7 pm, at Carrier Park. Get details here

June 16 – Justice Film (TBA) – No films July & August

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events

May 12 – Justice Film: The Politics of Beauty 7PM, Zoom; request a link from Charlie Wussow at mnpopi@icloud.com

May 21/22 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 2: Denial

May 26th, 7:30 pm & May 27th, 3 pm – Womansong Concerts “Love Your Mother (Earth)”, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 20 Edwin Place, $20. Get details and tickets here

May 27, 8th Principle Workshop (on-line): Building a Culture of Inclusion, 10AM – 2 PM; Facilitator: Paula Cole Jones sponsored by UU Justice Ministry NC

Community Events
May 11 – “Private Plunder of Public Goods: The Threat of Medicare Privatization and the Need for Single Payer”, a presentation of Dr. Susan Rogers, 7 pm, at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street. Get details fromthis flyer.

May 11th – Webinar “School Voucher Expansion Harms Students and Threatens Public Education Funding” 7 pm. Get details and register here

May 13– Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America  invites you to a Mother’s Day of Action walk 10am at Pack Plaza; RSVP

May 13 – Safe Surrender Event; 1-3PM Gun Surrender; 4PMBlacksmith Demo; 15 Overbrook, Asheville

May 15th – Next meeting of the Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Banquet Room, 6 pm.

May 20th – “Teaching Peace in a Violent World”, 1 pm. Get details and register here for this webinar from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. 

May 22nd – “Voting Rights Through a Jewish Lens: A Conversation with NC State Senator Lisa Grafstein”, 7 pm, offered by Carolina Jews for Justice. Get details and register here

May 25th – Veterans for Peace offer “Peace Talks in WNC”, 7 pm, at 15 Overbrook Place. Get details here

Next month…

June 4/5 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 3: Awareness to Action

June 12th – 18th – “Juneteenth Celebration” in Asheville. Get details about the events offered here

June 15th – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk, 5-7 pm, at Carrier Park. Get details here

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
May 4 – Embracing Discomfort Book Book Study: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, noon, Sandburg Hall, bring a bagged Lunch;  7PM Zoom (contact Rev. Claudia <faithdev@uuasheville.org> for link)

May 7/8 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Introduction/Section 1: Trauma

May 7 –  8th Principle Voting Basics and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary

May 21/22 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 2: Denial

May 26th, 7:30 pm & May 27th, 3 pm – Womansong Concerts “Love Your Mother (Earth)”, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 20 Edwin Place, $20. Get details and tickets here

May 27, 8th Principle Workshop (on-line): Building a Culture of Inclusion, 10AM – 2 PM; Facilitator: Paula Cole Jones sponsored by UU Justice Ministry NC

Community Events
May 5 –
Asheville Rally to Support Trans Youth.5:00–6:30pm ET; Downtown Asheville. This event is being hosted by the Campaign for Southern Equality, Equality NC, Youth OUTright, Blue Ridge Pride, and Planned Parenthood of Asheville.Click here to RSVP on Facebook and learn more.

May 6 –BelovedAuction (Justice Ministry Partner)

May 9-10 – 
Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Completethis form to express interest. 

May 11 – “
Private Plunder of Public Goods: The Threat of Medicare Privatization and the Need for Single Payer”, a presentation of Dr. Susan Rogers, 7 pm, at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street. Get details fromthis flyer.

May 13 – Safe Surrender Event;
1-3PM Gun Surrender; 4PMBlacksmith Demo; 15 Overbrook, Asheville

Next month…

June 4/5 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 3: Awareness to Action

June 21-25 – UUA General Assembly, Pittsburgh, PA

June 25/26 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 4: Resilient Coping

July 9/10 – EAC Book Study: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture, by Mary Pipher. In person Sunday, 9:30-10:45 am, 23 Edwin Parlor; Zoom, Monday 7-8:15 pm (contact Sunita for zoom link sunitapatterson@gmail.com); Section 5: The Transcendent Response

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
May 4 – Embracing Discomfort Book Book Study: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, noon, Sandburg Hall, bring a bagged Lunch;  7PM Zoom (contact Rev. Claudia faithdev@uuasheville.org for link)

May 7 –  8th Principle Voting Basics and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary

May 26th, 7:30 pm & May 27th, 3 pm – Womansong Concerts “Love Your Mother (Earth)”, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 20 Edwin Place, $20. Get details and tickets
here

May 27, 8th Principle Workshop (on-line): Building a Culture of Inclusion, 10AM – 2 PM; Facilitator: Paula Cole Jones sponsored by UU Justice Ministry NC

Community Events
April 27 – Dining Out for Life in support of WNCAP (WNC AIDS Project). Get details here how you can participate and support this important work. Contact Chris Winebrenner should you have questions.

April 29 – Peace Gardens is celebrating their 20th Annual Spring Fling. A full day (11AM – 5PM) of food, music, plant sales, art sales, and more. They are currently looking for vendors at $25 per table, as well as musicians, who will be paid for their performances. Contact info@urbanpeacegardens.org for more information.

Next month…
May 6 –
Beloved Auction (Justice Ministry Partner)

May 9-10 – 
Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Complete this form to express interest. 

May 11 – “Private Plunder of Public Goods: The Threat of Medicare Privatization and the Need for Single Payer”, a presentation of Dr. Susan Rogers, 7 pm, at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street. Get details from this flyer.
 

 

Justice Ministry Calendar

UU Avl Events
May 4 – Embracing Discomfort Book Book Study: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, noon, Sandburg Hall, bring a bagged Lunch;  7PM Zoom (contact Rev. Claudia for link)

May 7 –  8th Principle Voting Basics and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary

May 26th, 7:30 pm & May 27th, 3 pm – Womansong Concerts “Love Your Mother (Earth)”, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 20 Edwin Place, $20. Get details and tickets
here

Community Events
April 20 – Join Child for NC and others who are marching to support greater investment in child care in NC, 10 am, at Carrier Park. Get details here

April 20 – “Transgender Issues: Legal & Cultural Competencies” with attorney, author and advocate Robyn Gigl, 7 pm, at Mullen and James Humanities Building, UNCA. Get details here including her brief biography and where to park. Free to all.

April 23rd – Earth Day Activist Party, 5 – 8  pm. Proceeds support the Southside Community Garden. Get details from this flyer. The event is at One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd, in west Asheville.

April 24th – Return of Moral Monday in Raleigh. Get details here from the NC Poor People’s Campaign. 

April 26 – Join Partners in Health and Wholeness for the second through the fourth sessions of their Faith and Health series starting this day, noon. Get details here

April 27 – Dining Out for Life in support of WNCAP (WNC AIDS Project). Get details here how you can participate and support this important work. Contact Chris Winebrenner should you have questions.

April 29 – Peace Gardens is celebrating their 20th Annual Spring Fling. A full day (11AM – 5PM) of food, music, plant sales, art sales, and more. They are currently looking for vendors at $25 per table, as well as musicians, who will be paid for their performances. Contact info@urbanpeacegardens.org for more information.

Next month…
May 6 –
Beloved Auction (Justice Ministry Partner)

May 9-10 – 
Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Complete this form to express interest. 

May 11 – “Private Plunder of Public Goods: The Threat of Medicare Privatization and the Need for Single Payer”, a presentation of Dr. Susan Rogers, 7 pm, at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street. Get details from this flyer.

Justice Ministry Calendar

SAVE THE DATE:
April 26  Side With Love” Zoom Workshop: Facing the Apocalypse with a Smile; 4PM, Zoom. Led by Rachel Myslivy, Side with Love Climate Justice Organizer   Everywhere you look the world is on fire! Sometimes you just want to scream at the top of your lungs, “Everything is bad! Do something! AAUGH!!!!” That urgency is real, and also maybe not the best way to communicate about the issues – or to take care of yourself! Come together to learn some ways to manage yourself and engage others as you effectively advocate for justice and work for a thriving world for all.


UU Avl Events

April 13- 
Curious Conversations – The Case for Reparations; Sandburg Hall; noon; bring a bagged lunch
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

April 14 –  UU Asheville Justice Movie Night via Zoom “8 BILLION ANGELS” explores the conflict between the size of the global population and the sustainability of our planet. Immersive, emotional and inspiring.

April 16 – Earth Day Service, 11am

April 16
 – 8th Principle Panel and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary

May 4 – Embracing Discomfort Book Book Study: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, noon, Sandburg Hall, bring a bagged Lunch;  7PM Zoom (contact Rev. Claudia for link)

May 7 –  8th Principle Voting Basics and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary 

Community Events
April 11 – 14 – “Activating Indigenous Beats: Hip Hop Nativo Festival” at UNCA. Get details here

April 14 – 23 – “Faith Climate Week” sponsored by the NC Council of Churches. Get details here

April 16 – The Ethical Humanist Society has invited Dr. Dwight Mullen to speak on Reparations, 2:30 pm. Get details here.

April 22 – 23 – Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Complete this form to express interest. 

Next month…
May 6 –
Beloved Auction (Justice Ministry Partner)

May 9-10 – 
Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Complete this form to express interest. 

May 11 – “Private Plunder of Public Goods: The Threat of Medicare Privatization and the Need for Single Payer”, a presentation of Dr. Susan Rogers, 7 pm, at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street. Get details from this flyer.

Justice Ministry Calendar


UU Avl Events

April 13- 
Curious Conversations – The Case for Reparations; Sandburg Hall; noon; bring a bagged lunch
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

April 14 –  UU Asheville Justice Movie Night via Zoom “8 BILLION ANGELS” explores the conflict between the size of the global population and the sustainability of our planet. Immersive, emotional and inspiring.

April 16 – Earth Day Service, 11am

April 16
 – 8th Principle Panel and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary

May 4 – Embracing Discomfort Book Book Study: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, noon, Sandburg Hall, bring a bagged Lunch;  7PM Zoom (contact Rev. Claudia for link)

May 7 –  8th Principle Voting Basics and Q&A – Childcare Provided; 12:30 p.m. in Sanctuary 

Community Events
April 11 –
Pisgah Legal Services offers an “Immigration Lunch and Learn,”noon, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Get details here

April 11 – 14
 – “Activating Indigenous Beats: Hip Hop Nativo Festival” at UNCA. Get details here

April 14 – 23 – “Faith Climate Week” sponsored by the NC Council of Churches. Get details here

April 16 – The Ethical Humanist Society has invited Dr. Dwight Mullen to speak on Reparations, 2:30 pm. Get details here.

April 22 – 23 – Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Complete this form to express interest. 

Next month…
May 6 –
Beloved Auction (Justice Ministry Partner)

May 9-10 – 
Racial Equity Institute training. Registration is now open for those interested. Complete this form to express interest. 

May 11 – “Private Plunder of Public Goods: The Threat of Medicare Privatization and the Need for Single Payer”, a presentation of Dr. Susan Rogers, 7 pm, at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak Street. Get details from this flyer.