For questions about the Social Justice Calendar, email sjmt@rruuc.org

January 2020

Fridays, Jan 3, 10, 17, and 24, Black Lives Matters Vigils, 6:30-7:30pm, Corner of Whittier & River Road. Join us rain or shine, in witness to justice for Black Lives Matter. Come be a part of the vigil, bring a chair if you need one.  Enjoy the company of others.  Contact:  Jana Kirkman or Jon Kerner.

Sat., Jan. 11, 2020 Legislative Kick-off, UU Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402.  Keynote Speaker – Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk. Breakfast 8:30-9am; event 9am-1:30 pm. Help identify the key issues that you want Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry (UULM) to focus on in the upcoming year during the 2020 Maryland General Assembly.  Register at uulmmd.org.

Sun., Jan. 12, LaClinica del Pueblo – Extend the Offering. All contributions from today’s offering at both Sunday Services will support La Clinica del Pueblo, a local affordable community clinic whose clients are mainly immigrants. Contact: Charlotte Jones Carroll

Sundays, Jan. 12 and 26, Moo-ving to a Plant-Based Diet, 12:30pm.  Start the new year off with a new practice.  Vegan certified chef Leigh Scott is offering this class.  Aiming to lower your carbon footprint by eating less meat?  Want to prepare healthier meals that are still delicious?  Like to extent the circle of compassion to include farm animals?  Moving toward a plant-based diet can provide all these benefits – and it can be easy, fun and delicious.  Contact: Leigh Scott.

Sun., Jan. 12, UU the Vote, 4pm (ET)/ 1pm (PT). Register to join the virtual launch of UU the Vote. Sign up at uua.org

Tues., Jan. 14, Serving at Shepherd’s Table. For over 30 years, RRUUC has served at Shepherd’s Table the second Tuesday of the month.  Contact:  Peter Benjamin.

Sun., Jan 19, View & discuss the film, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook, 12:30-2:30pm, Fireside Room. This film chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks – including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas. Bring a bagged lunch. Sponsored by Educating for Change (E4C) Pathway to Racial Justice. Register here. For more information, contact: Rita Parks or Niki Popow.

Sun., Jan. 19, The Beloved Community. An Interfaith Celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy 3pm, Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland.

Sun., Jan. 26, Kick-off for GOVOTE2020, 12:30pm, RRUUC Fireside Room. RRUUC’s Racial Justice Pathways  and partners are mobilizing to get out the vote efforts in 2020. Contact Christine Ladd.

Looking ahead to February

Feb. 16, Book discussion on How to be an Antiracist, 12:30-2:30pm. Rev. Amanda Weatherspoon, with the Racial Justice Task Force’s Educating for Change Pathway, is leading an all congregation book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s book, How to be an Antiracist.  Start reading the book during the holiday and join us for a thoughtful book discussion in February. 

Earth Ministry is planning a project with the grounds committee to install a bird, bee and butterfly garden at RRUUC in the Spring!