Were you inspired by our day with Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou as we begin our work around race and white supremacy as a congregation? We encourage you to attend one or more plenary sessions of the Black Lives UU Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium as one way of following up on the work we did that day. The sessions will be live-streamed in the lower meeting house, followed by discussion. Times, dates and descriptions are below. For planning purposes, we’d appreciate it if you’d register with Julie Parker Amery indicating which session(s) you plan to attend. Walk-ins are also welcome.
BLACK UU CONTEXTUAL HISTORY
Thursday, Oct. 31, 10:45am-1pm
Founders, leaders, and spiritual guides, Black Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists have always been present in our faith tradition. Unfortunately, the work and legacies of Black folks often goes without acknowledgement, engagement or celebration in UU congregations and communities. Join Dr. Chris Cameron, Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, and Rev. Sofia Betancourt as they highlight the perspectives and work of Black people in our living tradition from the 1700s to the present day.
UU SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
Thursday, Oct. 31, 4:45-6:45pm
A deep and ongoing understanding of the contours of Unitarian Universalism is a necessary element of living out our faith in a world where all of us are not yet free. Join Rev. Kimberly Hampton as she helps us recognize and wrestle with what a Unitarian Universalist systematic theology is and is not. Dr. Stephen G. Ray, President of Chicago Theological Seminary, will serve as respondent, honing in on how Black perspectives on religion impact the conversation
PROCLAIMING A BLACK UU THEOLOGY
Friday, Nov. 1, 4:45-6:45pm
The BLUU Organizing Collective Board (OCB) is excited to share reflections on the lessons learned over the past few years about the ways in which Black folks are “doing” Unitarian Universalism. Join the BLUU (OCB) to learn more about the rationale behind this year of “doing theology” and what’s in store in the coming months relative to proclaiming – – and living — a Black UU theology.