Friday, August 2, 2013—Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is a training designed specifically for Unitarian Universalist (UU) Youth and Young Adults (age 15-30) of Color sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The goal of the training is to equip participants to be leaders in their UU congregation, district or continental committee. The three and a half day school will feature experienced facilitators who will be intentional in providing participants with experiences that will foster relationship building, leadership skills, racial/ethnic identity development, inter-cultural collaboration and deepening of faith identity. At the conclusion of the training, participants will have a new community of peers, stronger and more confident leadership abilities and a stable foundation for sustainable leadership in Unitarian Universalist congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities and organizations.
To attend the Youth and Young Adults of Color MLS, participants must first complete an online application form. Space is limited so please apply early. All accepted participants will receive full travel, housing accommodations and food for their paid registration. Upon selection, accepted applicants will be contacted and given instructions on how to make registration payments and travel arrangements. The registration fee for the MLS is $200 (USD). Please do not let the cost of the conference stop you from applying! Scholarship money is available and we will work with you to help you get to the conference if you are interested in attending.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) like the United States has a growing number of people of color. As this trend continues, UU congregations, districts and continental committees will need youth and young adults of color to take on leadership. However, there are challenges when a member of a minority group who is often marginalized takes on leadership responsibilities—challenges such as tokenism, racism, and a high rate of burn-out due to over-commitment and a lack of preparation for leadership. Therefore, the Multicultural Leadership School will focus on leadership development for youth and young adults of color that will prepare them to lead and lead the way in supporting a multicultural, anti-racist, anti-oppressive Unitarian Universalist faith community.
Application materials will be made available online February 21, 2013 and applications are due May 15, 2013. To apply please fill out the Youth and Young Adults of Color Leadership School Application Form.
UUA's Ministries and Faith Development and Multicultural Growth and Witness Staff Groups.
Contact Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings, mcummings @ uua.org.
For more information contact yayaofcolor @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
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