The seventh in our Supporting Neurodivergence in Our Congregations Skill Up series, this BIPOC panel will include Rev. Marisol Caballero, Ayanna Kafi, and Mackenzie MacDade. The webinar will explore the intersectionality of being BIPOC and neurodivergent. Both of these identities require navigating systems that were not meant for them. Together, we will wonder how our UU communities can be spaces where people can engage the fullness of themselves.
We will have a live viewing at 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT followed by a Q&A around 2:15pm ET/1:15pm CT/12:15pm MT/11:15am PT on June 9. Registered participants can view the recorded webinar ahead of time and submit their questions before the event. All registrants will receive a recording of the Q&A.
Rev. Marisol Caballero (she/her), Faith Innovation Specialist in the UUA’s Faith Development Office, is a native Texan who lives and works in Austin. She enjoys social justice activism, cooking, crocheting, sewing, and traveling with her wife, son, and pup, Diego.
Ayanna Kafi (they/them) is a neurodivergent, nonbinary, Black woman living on Creek land, commonly known as Stone Mountain, a beautiful city within the collective of cities known by locals as Atlanta. They cohabitate with their partner, child, granddog, and often one or more other relations. They believe that their ministry springs from their embodiment, home, and community so they strive to fill their life with laughter, music, movement, intentional rest, and the discipline of ever expanding joy. They are a lifelong UU and serve as the UUA’s Mosaic Project Manager out of the LGBTQ and Multicultural Ministries office.
Mackenzie MacDade (she/her) is a 33 year old, queer woman of color, teaching artist, feminist, part time poet and general rabble rouser. She got her start in feminism from a book of feminist nursery rhymes, and her start in pop culture analysis from 9 years of homeschooling (translation: 9 years of TV and movie watching). A firm believer in queering the collective consciousness, she strives to inspire people to redesign their idea of normal and step out their comfort zone. She takes inspiration from Gertrude Stein, Buffy, Angela Davis, Faith and bell hooks. Someone once described her as “The love child of Angela Davis and Ru-Paul” and she thinks that just about sums it up.
Register on the UUMA site. All are welcome. You do not have to be a minister or a member of the UUMA to register for the events in this series.
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