UU Avl Events
UU Justice NC’s Friday Action Hour – Public School Strong Training. This Friday, September 15th at 11:00am, DownHome North Carolina organizer Isabell Moore will speak with us about Public School Strong – the fast-growing state-wide movement that is equipping local communities to fight for adequate funding, and against racist and anti-LGBTQ policies in our schools. Join via this Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/91029655107 and sign up for the weekly Friday Action Hour promo email here. 

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.

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.

Community Events & Beyond
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 17 – An Invitation from the Environmental Justice Committee
Rally for a climate justice: UN Secretary General António Guterres recently called for a meeting of nations to put an end to fossil fuels. Join us for a rally in support, 1 pm to 2:30 pm; Pack Square.

Sept. 19 – NC Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson-Bell will be offering a lecture at UNCA titled “What’s Ahead for NC Elections in 2023 and 2024, 7 pm. Get details about the event and where to park here. A flyer to share is here.

Sept. 21 – Reject Raytheon AVL is celebrating International Day of Peace and Day of Nonviolence together with a march, 5:30 pm, starting at the corner of Haywood Rd and Louisiana. 

Sept. 23 –’90s Movie Night @ Gravelo benefiting MAADCo!!(Mountain Area Abortion Doula Collective) Time: 7-10 pm; Details here.

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

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! 

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.