Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival is part of the Teaching Truth Campaign and coincides with the launch of Banned Books Week, October 1-7, 2023.
As the festival name declares, Stories are Unstoppable. They celebrate who we are out loud, despite attempts at censorship. They lift up our experiences, connect us across our differences and are how we learn to be better people.
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.
when and where
- Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10 – 3 pm | River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 (entrance on Whittier Blvd)
- Sunday, October 1, 2023, 12 – 3 pm | Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
- RSVP – let us know if you’re planning to attend
- DONATE – support speakers, food, and other expenses
- CONTACT – Andrew Batcher, with questions about the festival
- FULL EVENT INFO – including tenative schedule, list of speakers, organizer/sponsor information, and more
here’s what the sponsoring congregations’ ministers have to say about the event: