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May your life preach more loudly than your lips. — William Ellery Channing

This workshop explores our Unitarian Universalist history. Youth learn about the social justice actions of an African American Unitarian foremother who worked to bend the arc of the universe towards justice. Youth are invited to help bend this arc as part of their UU heritage. It also introduces a new tool from the Justicemakers Guide. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs will be referenced throughout the program for determining whose needs are not being met and how a deficit can be remedied.


This workshop will:

  • Identify our Unitarian Universalist heritage as helping to bring about a more just world
  • Illustrate the social justice actions of Unitarian Universalists
  • Point youth to the social justice work in their congregation
  • Provide another justice-making tool.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify their UU heritage as bringing about a more just world
  • Connect to a history of UU social justice work
  • Explore justice-making in their congregation
  • Explore Maslow's Hierarchy of Basic Needs and understand how meeting basic needs is a justice issue.

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