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**The YS Social Justice Digest: Upcoming Opportunities**

(Check the monthly e-mail on the listserv for contact information for specific events)
Happy Sunday all!

Here is a list of upcoming social justice events and opportunities that YS members are participating in.

If you would like to add something to the next social digest or join the email list for the Social Justice Task force, please email Annie!

Finally, Black Lives Matter DC is organizing a local emergency drive to help victims of the flooding in Louisiana.  Please let Annie know if you would like to play a role in helping All Souls Church organize, collect, and ship donations to those affected by the flood.  Please let me know if you might be interested in helping with this relief effort!
Sunday, August 28th, 5:00 – 8:00pm – The Moral Revival 
Remember Rev. William Barber’s sermon at All Souls or his speech at the DNC?  “The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values” is a national tour to redefine morality in American politics and challenge leaders of faith and moral courage to be more vocally opposed to harmful policies that disproportionately impact the poor, people who are ill, children, immigrants, communities of color, and religious minorities. Location:  Pennsylvania Ave Baptist Church 3000 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20020. Let members of All Souls and the Reeb project know you’re coming by RSVPing here.

Sunday, September 11th, 7:00 – 9:00pm – Ralph Nader – A More Just Country For You
Ralph Nader will give a talk on his profound beliefs that “A More Just Country Can Be Yours….It’s Easier Than You Think!” Ralph believes it is up to everyone to develop alliances with the left and right for social justice, healthy children, affordable education, safe food and environments, reliable pensions and waging peace as a foreign policy.  Ceder Lane Unitarian Universalist (9601 Cedar Lane Bethesda, MD) Church auditorium.  Contact: Dick Kauffunger.
Register here:

FridaySunday September 16th – 18th – Jubilee Anti-Racism Training
You’ve been hearing about the Jubilee Anti-Racism Training at All Souls but have you decided to register yet? Join members of the Young Souls board and another ASC members at a weekend-long anti-racism training. This is a training that many church members and leaders have attended in the past, and it’s a training we strongly encourage Young Souls to participate in as we work to build a future without racism. Contact: Whitney Cooper with questions and click here to register:

Sunday, September 18th, 1pm – Refugee Sponsorship Workshop
Sunday, September 18th, 1:00pm, All Souls Church – Refugee Sponsorship Initiative – Refugees and asylum seekers in the District will share their experiences and organizations that are providing services to refugees and asylum seekers will describe their work and let us know how we can help. Contact Reeve Tyndall.

Saturday, September 24th – Sunday, September 25th – Opening Weekend for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
The 19th Smithsonian museum will open its doors in late September with passes available online:  Passes for September may no longer be available but passes for October and November are still available.  
Other opportunities to get involved:

DC Fair Elections Bill.  Volunteers have canvassed almost all of Ward 5 about the bill and now need to spread out into wards 7, 8, and everywhere else.  If you are interested in participating or hosting a future Brunchvass (brunch & canvassing), please contact Aquene. Learn more about the DC Fair Elections Bill here:

Donating to victims of the Louisiana flood. Please consider giving to YS Pooja’s page on the Baton Rouge Area Foundation: or to the Red Cross:

Dakota Access Pipeline petition:

Our next task force meeting will be held Wednesday, September 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at All Souls Church.

Thank you!

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