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.