Racial Justice Events

The 8th Principle Task Force has created a powerful line-up of events to deepen our understanding of racial injustice in this country. Check out the schedule:

Fridays, August 2, 9, and 16 at 7pm: “When They See Us,” Ep. 1-3

Three one-hour episodes will be screened in the Sanctuary on the first three Fridays of the month, with each screening followed by a facilitated conversation. This Netflix series depicts the brutal treatment of the “Central Park Five.” 

Friday, August 23 at 6:30pm: “When They See Us,” Ep. 4 & ADORE

The final episode will coincide with a meeting of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity). Potluck at 6:30pm, screening at 7pm, in-depth conversation to follow.

Saturday, September 21, 10am: Field trip to Mount Vernon

Experience historic Mount Vernon through the eyes of the enslaved, and consider how the story of America’s founding is presented at this world-famous site.

Saturday, October 19, 10am: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Together, we’ll experience “the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.”

Saturday November 9, TBD: Underground Rail Road Walking Tour

In conjunction with the premiere of the feature film Harriet (about Harriet Tubman’s heroic work in Maryland) we’ll share a guided walking tour of Underground Rail Road sites in our surrounding community.