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

April 2019

Fridays April 5, 19, 26:  Black Lives Matters Vigils, every Friday Night 6:30-7:30pm at RRUUC, orner 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.

Wed., April 3:  Registration deadline for West Virginia Multigenerational Service Learning Trip, Aug 3-9. This trip to help the people of McDowell Country, WV, through Big Creek People in Action is for anyone, incoming high school freshman and older. We’ll work during the days to make homes more warm, dry, and livable. In the evenings, we’ll get to experience some of the rich culture of Appalachia.  Contact:  Beth IrikuraRegister by April 3.  Mandatory prep meeting Sun June 9 (below),11am-12:30pm.

April 7, 14, 21 and 28: Earth Ministry Letter Writing.  At the Fellowship hours there will be a letter writing table (Write Here Write Now)for writing Climate/Environmental Justice letters to selected Congressmen/Congress Women that the UUSJ Advocacy Corp will deliver to Congress in person in May.

Tues., April 2: Environmental Justice Meeting at Cedar Lane UUC. Usually gathers the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30-8:45pm, Rm 30/31 of lower level of building at Cedar Lane UUC. We also hold discussions online via https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Environmental_Ministry/info.

Sun., April 7 Multicultural Dialogue, 7-9pm, Islamic Community Center of Potomac, 10601 River Road, Potomac, MD.  The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships is sponsoring Three Multicultural Dialogues on Racism and Bias, “Seeing the Divine in the Other.”  Participants will meet in small groups to discuss issues of unconscious bias.  To register, please email Lisa Rubenstein  and Lisa Orange, and register online here. {Other dialogues taking place later in the year: May 21 in Olney and June 13 in Kensington – see below.}  Supported by Racial Justice Task Force at RRUUC.

Sun., April 7: Rock Creek Clean Up, 10am-2pm; with Cedar Lane UUC, 10:15-11am.  Join Cedar Lane UU for their bi-annual Rock Creek Clean Up organized by Cedar Lane with support from Montgomery County Parks and the Rock Creek Conservancy.  We’ll have an organic lunch for all participants to enjoy from 12-1pm. This is a family friendly event!  Stay for as little or as long as you like. For details, contact Chris Graham   and visit Cedar Lane’s website. 

Tues., April 9: Serving at Shepherd’s Table. For 30 Years, RRUUC has served at Sheppard’s Table the Second Tuesday of the Month, 8106 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Contact: Peter Benjamin

Sun., April 14: Extend the Offering. All contributions from today’s collection plate at both Sunday Services will support the UU Service Committee.  The UU Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.  Areas of focus include Crisis response, Climate-Forced displacement, Central American Migrant Justice.  Contact: Cynthia Green.

Sun., April 14: Contemporary Issues Forum, 10:25am, Fireside Room. Environmental Justice and Climate Change.  Come hear Robin Lewis, Environmental Justice Education and Outreach Specialist, explain how climate is a social justice issue.  Her presentation focuses on the impact of environmental issues on communities of color and other marginalized communities in Maryland. RRUUC Earth Ministry will meet in the Fiatfalva room 11:30am-12:30pm to discuss the issues raised by Robin Lewis.

Sun., April 28: Social Justice Fair, after each service, Fellowship Hall. Do you wish to get involved in social justice activities? Do you want to connect with others with similar social justice interests? Do you want a better understanding of the breadth and rich history of social justice at RRUUC? Learn more about RRUUC’s social justice activities and meet the social justice groups.

Save the Dates

May

Tues., May 21: Multicultural Dialogue, 7-9 pm, Shaaare Tefila Congregation, 16620 Georgia Ave.  Olney, MD.   The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships is sponsoring Three Multicultural Dialogues on Racism and Bias, “Seeing the Divine in the Other.”  Participants will meet in small groups to discuss issues of unconscious bias.  To register, please email Lisa Rubenstein and Lisa Orange, and register online. {Other dialogues taking place later in the year June 13 in Kensington – see below.}  Supported by Racial Justice Task Force at RRUUC.

June

Sun., June 9:  Mandatory Prep Meeting for RRUUC’s West Virginia Multigenerational Service Learning Trip, Aug 3-9, 10:30 am, Room 31. This trip to help the people of McDowell Country, WV, through Big Creek People in Action is for anyone, incoming high school freshman and older.  We’ll work during the days to make homes more warm, dry, and livable.  In the evenings, we’ll get to experience some of the rich culture of Appalachia.  Contact: Beth Irikura.  Register here by April 3.

Thurs., June 13: Multicultural Dialogue, 7-9pm Christ Episcopal Church, 4001 Franklin Street, Kensington, MD The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships is sponsoring Three Multicultural Dialogues on Racism and Bias, “Seeing the Divine in the Other.”  Participants will meet in small groups to discuss issues of unconscious bias.  To register, please email Lisa Rubenstein and Lisa Orange, and register online here. Supported by Racial Justice Task Force at RRUUC.