7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A local African American educator, history scholar and unique tour guide, Jacqueline Wiggins, will be sharing the theme set by the 2018 Black History theme of ASALH (Association for the Study of African Life and History): African Americans in Times of War with her own reflection:
“African Americans in Times of War: The War Against Racism, Inequality, and Indifference Continues.”
Jacqueline is a long-term resident of North Central Philadelphia and currently is a semi-retired educator.* She has over forty years experience as a teacher in public, parochial, and charter schools and is an adjunct instructor of English for Community College of Philadelphia. She has been an administrator at two HBCUs-Historically Black Universities and Colleges, namely, Florida A& M University and Bennett College in institutional advancement. At the University of Massachusetts and Mt. Holyoke College, she worked in residential housing and education. Jacqueline has resource development experience working with many non-profit organizations. In 2014, Jackie became an elected committee person for the 32nd Ward-11thDivision in North Central Philadelphia. She is active with a group called Stadium Stompers that is focused on preventing a 35,000 seat sports stadium from being built in a residential neighborhood by Temple University. As a docent/tour guide, she gives tours of the Johnson House Historic Site and is the founder of her business Wiggins Tours and More.
Each month of the year has a social justice focus, please see the list below. On the second Monday of the month, leaders working on that issue choose a film to share with the congregation. Each film is followed by discussion.
October: UU United Nations/UU Service Committee
December: Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
January: MLK Day of Service
February: Ending Racism/Anti Mass Incarceration
March: Rebuilding Philly
April: UU Pennsylvania Legislative Action Network
July: Economic Justice
USG Edna Jones Assembly Room