October 2017

See calendar version here

Recurring Events

First Sunday
October 1 from 11:30 am -12:30 pm
Join fellow Church members in solidarity after Church service for a BLACK LIVES MATTER FLASH STANCE in Bellevue from in front of Dacels Jewelers in Factoria.

Second Sunday
Oct. 8 from 8:30 to 9:45 am in Spring Hall
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE – What is the difference between assimilation and integration? What are the challenges for immigrant as they come to this country, or people of color as they join white organizations like our church? What values and beliefs are they expected to give up? While everyone adapts in some ways to be members of a society, community or organization, these issues are important to understand as we work to diversify our congregation. Join John Fahey and Jose Garcia to explore together this complex and often unseen dynamic.

Oct. 8 from noon to 1 pm
Join fellow Church members in solidarity after Church service for a BLACK LIVES MATTER FLASH STANCE in Issaquah at the corner of SE 56th street and E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy.

Second Wednesday
Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon
BELOVED CONVERSATIONS COHORTS MEETING. All graduates of Beloved Conversations are invited to dig deeper into issues of racism.

Third Sunday
Oct. 22 from 11:30 am from 12:30 pm in room E-201 of the Education Building.
RACIAL JUSTICE ACTION MEETING – Looking for ways to actively live out your UU values? Want to help continue the longstanding UU tradition of Racial Justice work? Consider attending the East Shore Racial Justice Action Meetings! At each monthly meeting, we will discuss Racial Justice activities happening in the greater Seattle area that align with our UU values, as well as the best ways for us to participate in such activities. So please come with your suggestions of events that you would like to see East Shore actively participate in!

Fourth Sunday
October 29 from noon to 1 pm
Join fellow Church members and other UU Churches in solidarity after Church service for a BLACK LIVES MATTER FLASH STANCE in Kirkland at the corner of Central Way and 3rd street near the Kirkland Transit Station.

New Events

October 22
• 10:00 am to 11:00 am – White Supremacy Teach In Worship Service
• 11:30 – 12:30 – White People Talk About Race – What’s happening to my church? Is racial justice taking over?” Come if you’re feeling left out.

October 15 & 29 – 8:30 am Book Discussion of The Third Reconstruction lead by Ann Fletcher and Lynn Roesch. Some copies of the book are available for sign out in Library.

October 28 – noon to 2:00 pm
OCTOBER RACIAL JUSTICE ACTION EVENT Given all of the recent press around DACA and immigration, East Shore activists will travel to the Tacoma NW Detention Center to participate in the monthly Interfaith Eastside Vigil. Details are below – note that there are carpools available leaving from Northlake UU Church in Kirkland (if interested in carpooling, please see the contact information noted below, or feel free to start a carpool of your own and meet the group at the front gate at noon). Also note that the vigils are recurring, every 4th Saturday of the month.
(Immigrant Rights) Interfaith Eastside Vigil, Tacoma WA
When: Sat, October 28, 12pm – 2pm
Where: Tacoma NW Detention Center, 1623 E. J St., Tacoma WA (map)
Description: Join the fourth-Saturday-of-the-month Interfaith Eastside Vigil at Tacoma NW Detention Center (1623 E. J St.) Carpools from Northlake UU Church in Kirkland leave at 10:45 a.m. Contact Suzanne Grogan, 425-803-9570, to join, meet them at the front gate at noon.

QUESTIONS?

Flash Stances – Contact Clare Sherley at claresherley@gmail.com, Emily Dietrich at emily@magentic.org and Maury Edwards at edwardsmaury@yahoo.com
Conversations About Race – Contact Louise Wilkinson at louisewilkinson103@gmail.com
Racial Justice Action Planning – Contact Seth Hamilton at imadrummerboy@gmail.com
Beloved Conversations Cohorts – Contact Emily Dietrich at emily@magentic.org
Book Discussion Group – Contact Ann Fletcher at fletcherann@msn.com or Lynn Roesch at lynn.roesch@gmail.com

Check the ESUC Beloved Racial Justice Bulletin Board in the North Room or our
Beloved Racial Justice Facebook Page for the latest information. https://www.facebook.com/groups/117385198814361/