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

October

5th and every Friday – Black Lives Matter Vigil –at RRUUC at 6:30pm

6th – Maryland Clean Energy Pioneers: Learn How to Make a Difference!  RRUUC, 2:00-4:00pm. Join the conversation on clean energy developments in Maryland. There will be guest speakers and to discuss solar options in Maryland.

7th –  “Can What’s on Your Plate Cause Global Warming?”, RRUUC, 12:30 to 3:30pm – Join us for lunch and a screening of Cowspiracy, a feature-length environmental documentary that explores the significant contribution of animal agriculture to global warming. Find out how industrial animal agriculture contributes to species extinction, ocean “dead zones,” desertification, deforestation, and habitat loss. We’ll serve a vegan lunch before the movie, featuring cheeseburger strombolis made with “Impossible Burger,” a new plant-based beef substitute that has been widely praised. Lunch is $10/adult and $5/child. Following the movie we’ll have a panel discussion and Q&A featuring experts on the film’s topics. Register here.

7th –  Rock Creek Clean-Up – Family Friendly Event with an Organic Lunch Served 10:00am 2:00pm (stay as long as you’d like). Join Cedar Lane UU Congregation for a bi-annual Rock Creek Clean-up, with support from Montgomery County Parks and the Rock Creek Conservancy. Meet in Cedar Lane’s Lower Level Parking Lot. Contact Chris Graham.

9th – Just Acts- In Hope for Electoral Justice – UU Phone Bank 5:30-8:30pm.Sign Up: UUA.org (Love Resists)

12th– Black Lives Matter Vigil –at RRUUC at 6:30 pm

14th Serving Together: Rise Against Hunger, after second service. One afternoon. 20,000 meals. Food to feed the hungry. Let’s do it again! More info and registration here. Please contact Rev. Kären Rasmussen for childcare for ages 4 and under. Learn about Rise Against Hunger here.

14th – Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.  Sunday afternoon; meet at RRUUC, then carpool together to former Douglass home in southeast D.C. Learn more about the powerful legacy of a former slave and leading voice in the abolitionist movement during a ranger tour of Cedar Hill. Short discussion on-site after the tour. Register here. 

19th – Black Lives Matter Vigil –at RRUUC at 6:30 pm

20th– Partner Church Fundraiser at RRUUC, at 6:00 pm. Benefit concert to raise money for River Road’s two partner congregations in Fiatfalva, Transylvania and Mawblang, N.E. India. Join us for a delicious Hungarian dinner and a special performance by Ralitza Patcheva (piano) and Vasily Popov (cello). Cost: $35/adult, $20/student. Questions? Email partnerchurch@rruuc.org.

21st –  Extend the Offering Partner Church – All Offerings at Sunday Services will Support our Partner Church Efforts

26th – Black Lives Matter Vigil –at RRUUC at 6:30 pm

Save the Date

Sat Jan 28th Struggling with White Supremacy Culture: Identifying your Congregation’s Next Steps; 9:30-4 p, UU Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA $25 (includes lunch).  Registration open this fall at UUA.org/CER.