July 30, 10 am: Being an Ally: Race and Social Justice

During the past year, amidst controversy regarding UUA hiring practices, there has been vigorous debate about the use of the term “white supremacy” and the Black Lives of UU. During this service, Dr. Shan Mukhtar (PhD in Race and Ethnic Studies, Emory University) and David Morgen will discuss how we, individually and as a congregation, can be valuable allies for people of color.

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July 2, 10 am: Seeing It Differently

For resolution of some problems in our lives and in the world, tangible actions are required. Solution to other issues, however, can be as simple as seeing them differently. We’ll explore how breaking the myopic view can serve as a solution to personal problems and how we as UUs can employ a broader-spectrum view – seeing it differently – as a tool to help heal our hurting world.

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June 18, 10 am: From Father to Son

In his acclaimed book Between the World and Me, American author, journalist, and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his 15-year-old son, “I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, ultimately answers itself.” As UUs, how are we helping – and how are we doing harm – in the struggle for racial justice? What questions might we ask ourselves and seek answers to together in this faith community?

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