Racial Justice Task Force

Working within our own congregation and with the broader community to raise awareness around racial injustices and to take action to address and create change around institutional racism. 

RJTF Leadership

Racial Justice Task Force Retreat

RJTF will host a one day retreat at the end of July or early August.  A date will be announced. In the meantime for information on racial justice issues and concerns, please follow us on Facebook Racial Justice Taskforce UUCA.  You may also wish to subscribe to UU Justice Ohio www.uujo.org. Many of the issues we address are also shared here. Things of immediate concern will be sent out to email list and posted on our webpage at www.uurjtf.org.  

 

Akron has a new pro-women, pro-diversity film festival that is worth checking out.

The inaugural Bechdel Film Fest will run May 29 through June 2 at the Nightlight Cinema and other downtown locations.

Features and short films will mix with filmmaker talks, live performances and several happy hours. The theme: Celebrate women, people of color and the LGBTQ community, often overlooked in motion pictures.

When Hate Goes Mainstream!!!
Wednesday May 29th at 7 pm
Schultz Campus for Jewish Life
750 White Pond Dr., Akron OH 44320


Cynthia M. Deitle from the Matthew Shepard Foundation will be speaking at the Shaw JCC of Akron, addressing
the escalating wave of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and homophobia in the United States.   See flyer for details.

The Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) recently vowed to make sure books can be received by prisoners.  Kent Books to Prisoners is involved in a variety of prisoner solidarity work - primarily the provision of free reading materials to the incarcerated.  If you would like to provide books or help with distribution please visit them on Facebook or email kentbookstoprisoners@gmail.com.

 

STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT
by Athol Fugard
May 24-Jun 15, directed by Terrence Spivey
Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
Tickets at: Convergence-Continuum 
Set in apartheid South Africa, where interracial relationships were a criminal offence, a black man and white woman meet secretly in the library where she works to make love and share their hopes and fears.
 
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