Young Adult brunch

Sun., Nov. 5, meet near the UUCF lobby entrance after the second service. Brunches held the first and third Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Questions? Contact Pippin Whitaker. Join the YAF Facebook page for more updates and connection. Join the Young Adult Fellowship group for brunch and conversation. We should get to the Oakton Chesapeake Cafe (2952 Chain Bridge Rd. #D, Oakton, VA 22124) by about 12:40 p.m.

Racial Justice Steering Committee meeting

Sat., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Social Hall. Meets the second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Contact RJSC chair Kaye Cook. Through education, service, advocacy and witness, the Racial Justice Steering Committee (RJSC) – a subgroup of the UUCF Social Justice Council – is dedicated to identifying and alleviating the root causes and effects of racial injustice and racial discrimination. Find out about the group’s Second Principle Project and other ways the RJSC is working toward these goals at uucf.org/racial-justice.

Let’s Talk About Race video discussion

(Formerly called the Racial Justice Book Group.) A Conversation With White People on Race by Blair Foster and Michèle Stephenson, and other New York Times videos. (No readings for this month.) First Sunday of each month, September through May, unless otherwise noted. Sun., Nov. 5, 4-6 p.m., Prog. Bldg. All are invited. If you haven’t read the book, you are welcome to listen to the discussion. Let’s Talk About Race is a monthly discussion led by members of the Racial Justice Steering Committee. The November discussion will focus on the question, “Why do so many white people find it extremely uncomfortable to talk about race?” Investigators from the New York Times […]

GADG – Nov. 1

Global Affairs Discussion Group. Topic: Basic Remedies That Will Improve Communications With Other Cultures. Wed., Nov. 1, 7:15-9 p.m., Social Hall. Meets the first Wednesday of each month September-June, unless otherwise noted. Contact Randy Adams or Susan Smith. Speaker: Don Boileau, Emeritus Professor of Communication at George Mason University. More information here. Since culture serves as a lens through which our messages are sent and received when talking with someone from another culture, it is imperative that we understand the communication dimensions that may lead to miscommunication. Basic communication principles will be illustrated with examples in a format that will encourage examples from the audience, so that we can discuss basic remedies to improve […]