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With book banning at an all-time high, it’s important for people of faith and those who care about the future of all American children to resist these efforts. Celebrate and lift up the books and stories that reflect and change people’s lives! Come to the 2-day banned books festival organized by Unitarian Universalist faith communities and many more partners working to end book banning and authoritarian efforts to erase the history and experiences of LGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous and other People of Color. The festival will offer opportunities to build community, learn about the good work people are doing for equity and inclusion, uplift stories and have family fun. Sponsored by the UU Potomac Partnership — Cedar Lane UU, UU Fairfax, and River Road UU — along with many other partners. Details at https://uucf.org/unstoppable. Donate to the festival’s Faithify campaign to support speaker stipends, food and other expenses.
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 4::00 p.m., River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD
Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA.