Reversing Inequality Conference

Apr. 3-5, 2017. Saint Marks Episcopal Church, 301 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003. Co-hosted by Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) and Unitarian Universalist for Social Justice in the National Capital Region (UUSJ). Contact uujec@uujec.com. Register here. This conference will focus on advocating for healthcare through workshops, speakers and training. During the 3-day Summit you will: Join Chuck Collins and Sister Simone along with other UUs fighting for economic/healthcare justice. Learn how our faith compels us to act for economic justice, and more specifically, advocate for healthcare. Build a powerful network of like-minded people for a fair and compassionate society. Learn how to persuade elected officials and staff. Visit Capital Hill […]

Used Book Sale fundraiser

Sat., Apr. 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Accotink UU Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Questions? Contact coom@accotinkuu.org. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone among our huge selection of books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles. The last hour of the fundraiser (1-2 p.m.), fill a paper grocery bag for only $5.

“Pattern of Love” Washington premiere

Fri., Mar. 24, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church-Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free and open to the public. After a screening of the award-winning indie film “Kushuthara: Pattern of Love,” UUCA will host an interview with director Karma Deki, the first female director in Bhutan, who will share the challenges and rewards of making her film. The film stars English actor Emrhys Cooper and Bhutanese actress Kezang Wangmo, now politician and member of parliament in Bhutan. The movie gives a glimpse of life and love in one of the most secluded cultures in the world. It’s a story of love and its mysteries when the present and past collide – exploring […]

Fed support group at All Souls

Contact Justis Tuia with your name and personal email or call him at 808-753-1876. Calling all UU federal employees who identify as social justice people. We have started a support group at All Souls Church Unitarian, and are interested in forming a regional group of UU feds consisting of the Capital and NoVa clusters.

Rock Creek Singers

A special choir of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. Sat., Mar. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Accotink UU Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Buy tickets here. Questions? Call 703-503-4579.

Musical Travelogue from Istabul to Hollywood

Sun., Apr. 2, 4 p.m., Davies Memorial UU Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs, MD. Cost: $15/person, purchased at the door. Reception follows the concert. Questions? Contact 301-375-7109. The Davies Concert Series will host a “Musical Travelogue” performance by Teri Lazar (violin), Osman Kivrak (viola) and Charlie Barnett (piano). The concert will be opened by young violinist Gabrielle Stanback. Featuring works by Bartok, Sibelius, Martinu and original compositions by Kivrak and Barnett.    

“The Lesbian Wannabe”

Fri., Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m., UUCF Sanctuary. Tickets here. Rated R for adult situations and sexual content. Proceeds benefit The DC LGBT Center, a non-profit that educates, empowers, celebrates and connects LGBTQ communities. A new original work by UUCF member Carol Campbell, “The Lesbian Wannabe” is a satirical romp through an absurd set of circumstances. Join Jacqui Kabumba as she navigates her way through the journey of a corrupt political asylum process. For more information about the artist, click here.  

“The Hunting Ground” screening

Sat., Mar. 25, 7 p.m., River Road UU Congregation. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased here. Appropriate for high school age and older. Contact Beth Irikura. A screening and discussion of the movie “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about rape culture on college campuses.

Reversing Inequality Conference

Health Care Justice is a UU Value. Mon., Apr. 3-Wed., Apr. 5, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 301 A St SE, Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by UUs for a Just Economic Community and UUs for Social Justice in the National Capital Region. Details & registration: uujec.com/ReversingInequality. Fee: $150 for all three days; $55 for a single day (Monday or Tuesday). Limited scholarships available. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Stevens, 202-600-9132. Conference flier here. We can’t alleviate the rising tide of economic inequality if the Affordable Care Act is dismantled. UUs will converge on DC to challenge the new administration’s plan to weaken access to affordable health care and worsen economic inequality. Learn about health care policy […]

UUWomenspirit Spring Retreat – 30th Anniversary Event

Wed., May 17-Sun., May 21, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, NC. UUWomenspirit is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that has hosted all-women retreats since 1987. Our retreats emphasize and celebrate the Divine Feminine in her many forms. This retreat is a particularly special one for UUWomenspirit because we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary! The theme is Ancient Whispers: A Pilgrimage to Women’s Mysteries, and will be a journey through time and place to remember our sacred heritage and revive the rich mysteries of our inner being. The brochure with detailed information about the workshops and other offerings will be available in late February or early March on our […]