Events and Coordination related to the recent unrest in Baltimore

The protests and violence on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore have shaken those in our community as well as our neighbors.  Questions of inequality and systemic oppression have been brought once again to the fore of our national conversation.  We at First Unitarian Baltimore mourn the deaths, damage to people’s livelihoods, and the underlying concerns over justice.  As a community, we are working to host discussions and community gatherings in the coming weeks that will reflect our faith’s call to bring people together and help those in need.

We encourage people to attend events we have planned for this weekend, including:

May 2

Hands-on First Unitarian Church Vegetable Garden Project
Dayspring Gardens
1125 N Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213
Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A garden created with residents of a transitional housing program for homeless women living with addiction and their children.
Unitarian Universalist Volunteer Dispatch Center
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Enoch Pratt Parish Hall
514 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dispatch Center will connect people with projects including preparing bag lunches for children, delivering food to the neighborhood, aiding in remaining cleanup after the violence spree, possible demonstration at Central Booking where 100 protesters remain in jail, some with VERY high bail,

May 3

UU Unity Union Service
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Sanctuary
10 W Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Sunday, May 3
Prelude concert of combined choirs and musicians 3:30 p.m.
Union Service 4:00 p.m.
Public Witness for Justice, ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ at 5:15 p.m.
Special Guests include Rev. Dr. Helen Cohen (preaching), UUA Program and Strategy Office Rev. Terasa Cooley (announcing UUA support for organizing in Baltimore), and a speaker to be named from #BlackLivesMatter.

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