Weekly Update - August 20th, 2020
Summer Service: “Intersectionality”
August 23rd at 9:30 am
Inspired by a speech on diversity by her daughter, Corinne, Pauline Sciarappa will explore the concept of intersectionality and what it means within conversations about diversity.

To join us online, click zoom.us/j/84253517018
To call in, dial 301-715-8592, meeting ID 84253517018
For a full listing of all UUCSW Summer Services, click here or download our printable 2020 Summer Services Flyer.
Racial Justice Committee
Wednesday, August 26 at 4:00 pm via Zoom, the committee will meet. Part of the meeting will be devoted to discussing James Baldwin's "I Am Not Your Negro." Among the places it can be found is YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=2PaAbmRJ9bQ. All welcome! For the Zoom link, please contact Jane Walsh at janenboro@aol.com.

Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm, an opportunity to discuss the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi will be offered. An interview with Dr. Kendi from the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival is available at aspenideas.org/sessions/how-to-be-an-antiracist. Kim Hall and Jerry Breecher will facilitate. Join us using this Zoom link: zoom.us/j/88916111195
Help Get Out the Vote with “UU the Vote”
Join a Letter Writing Campaign
We, the UUCSW Social Justice Committee, are participating in a “UU the Vote” letter writing campaign to encourage lapsed voters in targeted states to vote in this year’s presidential election. Join us and we will give you voter names, addresses and standardized voter-specific letters that you will personalize by handwriting your reason for voting.
Marge Fisher and Jerry Breecher will sign up through UU the Vote with the sponsoring organization, VoteForward. They will download lists of voters and will email you a PDF of the voter-specific letters which you will print. Here's a link to more information.
Blood Donors Needed!
Throughout the summer months blood donations typically are low. Please consider donating through any of the following organizations to give the gift that is desperately needed and greatly appreciated. You can let others know of this opportunity to help others by email, phone call or any social media that you choose, spread the word! Most locations prefer appointments but some may have limited walk-in opportunities.

Boston Children's Hospital Blood Donor Center
333 Longwood Ave Boston 1-617-355-6677

Donor Center at DFCI
450 Brookline Ave Boston 1-617-632-3206

Rhode Island Blood Donor Centers multiple locations
Call 1-800-283-8385 or visit ribc.org

American Red Cross Donation Centers multiple locations
Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org
Donate to the Meals Program
Please consider making a donation to the meals program as the Social Action Committee continues to offer help to SMOC in Worcester. On Wednesday, August 26th from 9 to 10 am and Thursday, August 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm you can bring your donations to UUCSW at the Ruggles Street door. On Friday the accumulated items will be delivered to SMOC. If neither of those times work for you and you'd like to donate, email Pauline at psciarappa@gmail.com.
Here's the list of items that SMOC is looking for:
  • Prepackaged bologna, 1 lb or larger
  • Fresh fruit: apples, pears, clementines/oranges
  • Juice pouches/boxes 8 to 10 oz size
UUCSW Zoom Meeting Links
UU Knits (every Mon at 6:30 pm): zoom.us/j/588727151
Book Group (2nd Fri at 7 pm): zoom.us/j/605989233
Tuesday Community Hour (7 pm): zoom.us/j/345487625
Thursday Community Hour (10:30 am): zoom.us/j/102826335