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

Please check the the home page calendar and eWeekly for other social justice and online listings.

September

Fridays, 4, 11, 18, 25, Black Lives Matters Vigils, 6:30-7:30pm, Corner of Whittier & River Road. Join us outdoors, with masks, socially-distanced 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.

College Access Fundraiser, Sat., Sept. 26, 7pm, Live Streamed! Be with us when our favorites, Daryl Davis and Seth Kibel with two female singers, will live stream their show with a focus on women in music. This “edutainment” event will be packed with information, music, and live chat for Q&A. Enjoy the show with the whole family in the comfort of your home! Info and registration here.

October

The vote is still the most powerful nonviolent instrument or tool we have in a democratic society and we must use it.  ~ John Lewis Let our voices be heard in the most important election in our lifetime-the General Election, Nov. 3, 2020! GOVOTE2020 Team

Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Black Lives Matters Vigils, 6:30-7:30pm, Corner of Whittier & River Road. Join us outdoors, with masks, socially-distanced 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.

Tues., Oct. 6: ADORE Session – Alternatives to Policing, 7pm-9pm, Webinar. In June, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) voted to adopt a call to action “to engage in the larger movement to end anti-Blackness and defund the police.” (text of the AIW) What does “defund the police” mean? Learn more and discuss alternatives to calling the police and over-policing communities. India Harris, Co-chair of the UUA General Assembly Safety Committee and Rev. Jason Lydon, who introduced the Action of Immediate Witness, Amen to Uprising, lead the session. Read the UUA Call to Stop Calling the Police. Details hereRegister Now $10 (speaker stipends). However NO ONE will be turned away.

Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28: Engage with our neighbors at Clifton Park Baptist Church, to distribute food every Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1pm, and on the first Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 11am, as well as the Friday before the first Saturday from 10am to 3pm, at 8818 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903. We’ll also be delivering to folks’ houses soon. Let David Ward know if you’d like to get involved.

Let’s Talk About…. RRUUC’s Black Lives Matter Vigil, Sun., Oct. 18, 7:30-9pm. For the past five years on Friday evenings, through rain and shine, River Roaders have stood together to proclaim Black lives matter.  What prompted them to join the vigil?  How have they been changed by it?  What would they say to someone hesitant to take part?  Join a Zoom discussion with Vigil participants, who will answer these questions — and others you may have — and share reflections on engaging in “good trouble.”  Register at https://bit.ly/32dGBTr.  Contact: Mimi Mattis or Joan Zenzen.

28th Annual PartnerFest, Sat., Oct. 24, 7:30pm, Live Streaming. RRUUC’s Partner Church Committee invites you to join a special evening with our own accomplished pianists, Shuai Wang and Clif Hardin, playing like you’ve never heard them before. Mark your calendars to join us ONLINE in celebration of our partner congregations in Fiatfalva, Transylvania and Mawblang, N.E. India. Watch the eWeekly for registration information.

November

Fridays, Nov. 6, 13, 20: Black Lives Matters Vigils, 6:30-7:30pm, Corner of Whittier & River Road. Join us outdoors, with masks, socially-distanced 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.

Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18: Engage with our neighbors at Clifton Park Baptist Church, to distribute food every Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1pm, and on the first Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 11am, as well as the Friday before the first Saturday from 10am to 3pm, at 8818 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903. We’ll also be delivering to folks’ houses soon. Let David Ward know if you’d like to get involved.