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.

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.