Without any doubt, we know that the coming years will bring countless more threats to the principles we hold dear: racial justice, economic justice, environmental justice, civil rights, and more. The best possible response to this extremist agenda is to get even more organized in our resistance! Tools for Transformation will be a crash course in how we can be more grounded, more courageous, and more effective in our congregational work for social justice. Through a blend of presentation, large and small group discussion, and working groups, we’ll looks at the big picture values that guide the work, as well as the specific skills and best practices that make is successful and sustainable. Led by Rev. Rob Keithan and Pam Coukos from All Souls, Rev. Amanda Poppei from WES, and others! Lunch and childcare provided (registration for childcare required by noon on Mon. Sep. 18). 9 am - 3 pm.
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With election season upon us, join the Reeb Project after the Find Your Ministry Fair for an overview of how All Souls will be showing up to further democracy this fall. We will be discussing myriad ways to plug in and join the spirited efforts in DC, North Carolina, and Virginia!
Join us to make calls on behalf of Democracy North Carolina and the Fair Maps campaign! Now that the courts have ruled some of the North Carolina districts were illegally racially gerrymandered, the state will need to draw new districts. The Fair Maps campaign is trying to get 50,000 NC voters to support an independent commission that will respect community input and avoid racial or partisan gerrymandering - so the voters can pick their representatives, not the other way around. We will be calling potential supporters from lists developed by Democracy NC. Bring your phone and a charger, we'll provide dinner, lists and scripts, and all training and instructions.
The Sanctuary Movement Committee and Refugee Support Committee are sponsoring a pro bono legal training for lawyers who are interested in volunteering on immigration cases. Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services will conduct the training, after which volunteers will be asked to commit to assisting with a case.
Spend an afternoon together registering voters in Northern Virginia for the upcoming election for Governor and House of Delegates on November 7. Virginia is one of the few states with general elections in 2017 and the deadline to register is October 16. Join us as we partner with New Virginia Majority to seek to expand the rolls of those who can exercise their voice. 1 - 5 pm.
In 2016, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took the historic action of restoring the right to vote of tens of thousands of Virginia citizens with prior criminal convictions, ending decades of disenfranchisement. The Reeb Project works to ensure that all citizens, especially those in marginalized groups, have the right to choose their leaders. Using lists provided by New Virginia Majority, come help us notify each disenfranchised Virginian that they can get their voting rights back. Bring a phone and a laptop or tablet and charger (if you have them). Instructions and a script will be provided. No experience necessary.
Let’s talk about reproductive decision-making and loss: Bring your heart, your compassion, your faith to this workshop with Rev. Rob Keithan where we’ll learn how we can support people in our church community, families, and beyond, as they cope with highly personal and complex matters, including abortion, miscarriage, still birth, and fertility challenges.Limited to 30 participants. Childcare available with RSVP before Oct. 8. Sponsored by the Reproductive Justice Initiative.RSVP to Tracy Zorpette.
The trustees and officers of All Souls Church Unitarian meet each month with the staff Executive Team (Senior Minister Rob Hardies, Associate Minister Susan Moore, Executive Director Katie Loughary) to monitor the operation of the church and develop and set policy as needed. Church members are invited to attend and observe the meetings. All meetings start at 7:00 pm.
Thursday, August 24
Wednesday, September 27
Wednesday, October 25
Wednesday, November 15
Wednesday, December 20