Democratic National Convention (DNC) Events

Date(s) - 07/24/2016 - 07/30/2016
All Day

Unitarian Society of Germantown


Come join other Unitarian Universalists from our Greater Philly UU Cluster to participate in events during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Here are a couple we’ve heard of so far:

Sunday, July 24, 2016
10:30 am

Black Lives Matter service at Unitarian Society of Germantown (brown bag lunch at 11:30, then travel to Independence Park) (see attached flyer)

12:00 pm

March for Clean Energy at Philadelphia City Hall. Please join fellow UU’s as we march from City Hall to Independence Hall (about 1.5 miles). Please bring your own water bottle. Accommodations will be made for people with mobility challenges. Contact the march organizers ( for more information.

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Public Witness at Independence National Historical Park, south side of the Second Bank of the United States, between 4th and 5th on Library Street (join Unitarian Society of Germantown)

Monday, July 25, 2016
6:30 pm

Rally at Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street. Rev. Dr. William Barber II and “The Revival”
Our faith calls us to take a stand against injustice and oppression. Join the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, architect of the historic Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina, for an electrifying rally challenging all people of faith and moral courage to be more vocally opposed to harmful policies that disproportionately impact the poor, people who are ill, children, immigrants, communities of color, and religious minorities. Rev. Forbes and Rev. Barber will be joined by other national social justice leaders, including the Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of the United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries, and Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” and executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:30 pm

Vespers Service During the DNC at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia in the sanctuary
In the midst of the busy DNC week, you are invited to an evening Vespers service. This will be an informal service and all are welcome, centering our minds and hearts as we continue our outward focus on our community. Bring your singing voice and a prayer, reading or poem to share, if you like.

To learn more about the participating GPC congregations, check out the UUPLAN newsletter.