** YS Social Justice Digest – Upcoming Events & Opportunities **
(Check the monthly email for contact information for each event.)
November’s Headline Event will be the All Souls Neighbors In Need Food Drive. Please email Annie if you’d like to volunteer with Young Souls/the Social Justice Task Force on November 20th!
Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2pm – 4pm – Green Souls Boat Tour of the Anacostia
Led by experts from the Anacostia Watershed Society, a leading partner in the program to make the Anacostia swimmable by 2025. The tour will leave from DC Pumphouse (1402 1st St SE, DC; Navy Yard). Please plan to arrive by 1:45 at the Pumphouse. There is no cost to attend. RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044dacac22a13-anacostia1.
Sunday, Nov. 6th – 1pm – 3pm, Refugee Support Initiative
Meeting in the Longfellow Room at All Souls Church.
Saturday, Nov. 12th – 10am – 1pm, Haiti NGO Committee Meeting at All Souls
The ASC Haitian NGOs Empowerment Committee is an ASC Social Justice Program with international focus for ASC efforts. Given its troubled history as an independent nation, established 200 years ago by a slave rebellion against the French colonists, and its current status as the poorest country in the Western Hemispher, ASC and the UUSC have made a long-term commitment to working in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. For more information please visit: http://www.cenhaiti.org.
Thursday, Nov. 17th – 7pm – 9pm– ADORE meeting at All Souls
Meet in the Eaton room. Questions? Contact Ellie. ADORE is A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity.
Saturday, Nov. 19th, 2pm – 3:30pm – Power to the People: Community Land Trusts & Anacostia
A Community Land Trust (CLT) is a powerful and flexible tool to create affordable housing while allowing residents to build equity as homeowners. Learn the nuts and bolts of how CLTs work from a board member of Grounded Solutions Network (formerly National Community Land Trust Network). Following the presentation, a panel of respondents will discuss developing a Community Land Trust around the future 11th Street Bridge Park. Location: Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Road SE).
Sunday, Nov. 20th, All Souls’ Neighbors-In-Need Food and Fund Drive at All Souls
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving we make our annual offering of food and funds. Help raise money for All Souls’ social justice programs and collect food for 500 families in need. There are 3 ways to help: 1. Bring food items to donate with you to All Souls on Nov. 20th (a specific list will be sent out by All Souls closer to the date). 2. Make a financial contribution during a special Nov. 20th offering 3. Volunteer to help with the food drive on Nov. 20th. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Sunday, Nov. 20th, All Souls’ Housing Ministry Meeting, at All Souls
Come join the ASC Housing Ministry as we work to figure out our advocacy goals for 2017 and beyond. Questions? Contact Rollie Smith.
Monday, Nov. 28th – 6pm – YS Social Justice Task Force Meeting at All Souls
Come join the YS Social Justice Task Force for a discussion of upcoming social justice events at the church and in our area. We’ll be meeting at All Souls. New members and regular members always welcome. Please contact Annie for more information about meetings or with information about upcoming events.
If you would like to donate to the #NoDAPL team, please consider donating below (thank you, Brendan O. for the following list):
1). Red Warrior Camp winterizing fund: www.gofundme.com/redwarriorcamp
2). Official legal fund: generosity.com/fundraising/red-warrior-camp-legal-fund-nodapl
3). Sacred Stone Camp: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
4). Oceti Sakowin Camp: www.paypal.me/ocetisakowincamp
5). Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council: https://medichealercouncil.com/donate
Have a wonderful weekend!