SJ/PW — 3/25/2023

Sunday – This Week

From 2:30 to 4,

The SW Ohio Action Team of ACLU Ohio will meet at the Reading Public Library, 8740 Reading Rd. We will create subcommittees and discussing action steps for the issues we developed last month. This is a great opportunity to help create the strategy and plans for organizing around issues that matter to Ohioans. Riley Taylor, a member of First UU while growing up, is the SW Ohio regional coordinator. RSVP here for more information. 

Then at 4,

You can attend Can We All Get Along? at the Garfield Theatre; explore the past and future of diversity in public schools. Director Pablo Miralles will be in attendance, followed by discussion featuring Miralles and local panelists Emily Moores and Bella Frueh. Discuss how to achieve well-funded and diverse public education in light of increasing segregation in schools. Is “school choice” really a choice? Together, we will explore the complicated circumstances and challenges ahead. Your participation and comments are welcome; tickets are students $5/ adults $10 in advance, $8/$15 at the door. More information at 


Saturday, April 1st from 2:30 to 4, UUA will open its spring conference with keynote speaker Andrea Ritchie, a Black lesbian immigrant who has been documenting, organizing, advocating, litigating, and agitating around policing and criminalization of Black women, girls as well as trans and gender nonconforming people for the past three decades. She is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color and the co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women, Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, and No More Police: A Case for Abolition. Online registration closes Thursday. Read the powerful 1966 Ware lecture delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly here:

Any Day / Every Day

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, watch this inspiring video of black women leaders on Facebook. 

If anyone in the congregation is interested in leading an effort to explore and deepen our commitment to faith-based reproductive dignity, SACReD (Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity) announces their next round of trainings for SACReD curriculum facilitation. This online training is scheduled for April 18th at multiple times; more information/registration here. As close as this issue is to my heart, I just can’t take on another responsibility right now but if this is your issue as well, feel free to step up… 

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