Here is a rolling list of actionable events you may wish to include on your calendar.

May 10 – SURJ NoVa monthly meeting

This meeting will focus on how white folks can show up for black trans liberation. UUCF memeber Karen Wolf will guide us through this crucial topic. Artist Micah Bazant put it this way, “Trans women and trans femmes of color live and resist at the nexus of many interlocking systems of oppression, including white supremacy, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. By supporting trans women and trans femmes of color to lead at the center of our movements, we strengthen our fight for the liberation of anyone impacted by white supremacy, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia – in other words, everyone.”

Tuesday, May 10 – 7:30 PM
UU Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton VA 22124

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax

May 15 – “Towards the Other America” discuss a new collection of essays from activist Chris Crass

The book is available to download for free, or you can purchase a hard copy here. We will skip around in the text a little and this month we will be reading/discussing the following titles and page numbers: Non-fiction reading group on Facebook. This meeting is a helpful space for us to do the work of building together while we unlearn oppression.

Sunday, May 15 – 1:00 PM
Auld Shebeen
3971 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax VA 22030

SURJ NoVa Non-fiction Reading Group

General Assembly 2016

This year’s General Assembly is going to be special.  For the first time, there will be a track of programming connected to the Movement for Black Lives – with four sessions for people to join.  There is also going to be more of an explicit, intentional investment in having at least 300 African-American UUs participating in General Assembly together.

During this talk, members of the Black Lives of UU Collective discuss the programming in more detail, explain which of the workshops will be split into racial identity groups (and why), and share about why there is a goal for at least 300 African-American UUs to attend.

They also talk more generally about what the Black Lives of UU collective is, how it was formed, what they love about it, and what their vision is for the future.

The Black Lives of UU Collective is calling on UUs all over to support this important work and be part of reaching the goal of at least 300 African-Americans participating in GA.  One critical way of investing support is to make a financial donation, so that the organizers of the programming are paid fairly for their time, and so cost is not an obstacle for African-American UUs who want to come to GA.

*Follow this link to discover more resources in the BLM movement and SURJ.