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January 11 and 18 (Saturdays), 12 noon- 2 pm, Common Room —Common Read
Enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch and discussion of our Common Read, How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram Kendi. Lunch is provided by Social Justice Circle and discussion will be led by Zoharah Simmons. Get your copy of the book from the Book Cart on Sundays.

January 12 (Sunday), 11 am, Sanctuary — Social Justice Service
Climate Crisis will be the topic of our Sunday service. Come to learn from youth and adult activists and be inspired to take action.

January 12 (Sunday), 4 pm, Common Room — UUTheVote on Zoom
The UUA in collaboration with UU, multifaith and secular partners is launching a program to mobilize engagement in electoral work in 2020. Be there for the launch to see what part you will want to play.

January 19 (Sunday), 11 am — Share the Plate with Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida was founded in 1971 and offers 11 health centers throughout the region, including one in Gainesville. Their mission is to provide comprehensive sexual health care through clinical services, education, and advocacy. For our January Share the Plate collection we will give all undesignated offerings to Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida.

January 20 (Monday), 11:30 am, downtown Gainesville -- Martin Luther King Program and March
Join the UUFG contingent in this annual celebration to honor Dr. King and his civil rights work. If you would like to carpool, please meet in the UUFG parking lot at 11:10am. We will gather in the downtown courtyard area outside City Hall at 11:30 am for preparation, and then join the MLK Day Program across the street at Bo Diddley Plaza. At 1:00 pm we will join the lineup and March to the MLK Center. Please wear your yellow Standing on the Side of Love tee (sold at the Book Cart) or another yellow tee shirt.

January 21 (Tuesday), 1 pm or January 22 (Wednesday), 7pm, Common Room — Popcorn and a Movie
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote tells the story of rampant voter suppression which affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia. This new documentary by Robert Greenwald exposes the threat posed to our elections all across the nation in 2020. We will also have a brief presentation on Ranked Voting.

January 26 (Sunday), 12:15 pm, Sanctuary — Congregational Meeting on Social Justice
At this annual event we will discuss current Social Justice projects, invite the congregation to vote on our main social justice priority for the coming year, and determine our Share the Plate recipeints for 2020-21.

Mark your calendar for the sixth annual assembly of the Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network (FL-ICAN!) taking place March 13-14 in Orlando. This year’s theme is “Blue Green Neighborhoods: Restorative, Regenerative, and Resilient.” For more information see https://fl-ican.org

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