Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty is so excited to be the bookstore partner for Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival, sponsored by the UU Potomac Partnership - Cedar Lane UU, UU Fairfax and River Road UU! Unstoppable Stories: A Banned Books Festival is part of the Teaching Truth Campaign and coincides with the launch of Banned Books Week, Oct. 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:

  • Sat.., Sep. 30, 2023, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 (entrance on Whittier Blvd.). 
  • Sun., Oct. 1, 2023, 12 p.m.-3 p.m., UU Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124. UUCF worship service, focusing on banned books, starts at 10. Refreshments, bookstore and partner tables available after the service. 

Important Links:

  • 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 or to become a sponsor
Event date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 10:00am
Event address: 
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
6301 River Road (entrance on Whittier Blvd)
Bethesda, MD 20817