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You and Me and Smith & Wesson

After the horror of Sandy Hook I attempted to sort out my feelings about gun violence. At that point, I thought of people's relationships with gun deaths as six degrees of separation - the theory, tested by mathematicians and social scientists, that everyone is only six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. We are more connected to violence than we realize. How do we keep our hearts open to look at this interconnected web of violence with clarity, compassion and a search for solutions?

Speaker: Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams is a documentary filmmaker interested in the power of digital media to help people tell their own stories. She is completing her first full length documentary film, Blanket Town: The Rise and Fall of an American Mill Town, about the Beacon Blanket mill in Swannanoa, N.C. . Rebecca is a member of the UU Congregation of Swannanoa Valley in Black Mountain.  

Services at 9:30 and 11:00am. Coffee and light refreshments between services.

UUTC is a Welcoming Congregation inclusive of persons of all backgrounds, faiths and lifestyles. Services are at 9:30 and 11:00am. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress is casual, and visitors are always warmly welcomed. Children's Lifespan Religious Exploration is offered at 11:00. Infant care is available during both services.

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Later Event: August 22
Gentle Chair Yoga with Kashmyra