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 firstname.lastname@example.org– 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org); 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.