7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A new Racism Book/Study Group will begin July 11 at 7:30pm. It will generally meet monthly on second Wednesdays of the month except in the months the social justice potluck happens when we’ll move to first Wednesday and it will be first Wednesday in August. It will be sharing and listening until everyone has had a chance to share once and then discussion. We will read UUs of Color (see below/link for more information) for the first meeting, followed by Centering and then likely move on to other books by people of color within and outside of UUism. Treva Burger will lead the group, contact her with questions or if you would like to buy a book from her, firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a couple of each book to loan.
All are welcome and asked to do the reading in advance.
July 11, 7:30pm Discussion of…
Unitarian Universalists of Color: Stories of Struggle, Courage, Love and Faith (2017)
Yuri Yamamoto, Chandra Snell and Tim Hanami, editors
Members of Unitarian Universalist congregations are predominantly white, upper middle class and highly educated. People of color often feel marginalized in such settings despite the denomination’s interest in becoming more diverse. Yuri Yamamoto, Chandra Snell and Tim Hanami started a project to publish stories of Unitarian Universalists of color in an effort to lift up voices from the margins and to make our congregations more welcoming. Fifteen contributors share their stories of love, challenges, faith journeys, hope and despair. Also included is the transcript of a panel workshop based on the stories at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in 2015. It can also be bought during Fellowship Hour, and at Lulu.com A bulk order could be placed if there’s enough interest.
August 1, 7:30pm Discussion of…
Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry (2017)
Mitra Rahnema, editor. Published by the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-Oppression and Multiculturalism of the UU Ministers Association.
The 2017-18 UUA Common Read, Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of Unitarian Universalists of color offering their religious leadership. It can be bought at the UUA bookstore or amazon.smile.com. A bulk order can be placed if there’s enough interest.
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