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.