Thrive Youth of Color Weekend NY 2020
Type of event: Conference
Join other Unitarian Universalist Youth of Color (High School age People of African Descent, Caribbean, Indegenous, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/o/x and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab and Multiracial) for a weekend of connection and fun at the first ever Thrive Weekend. It’s like a bite-size version of the week-long Thrive Leadership School where YoC gather to worship, feast, play, and engage in what it means to be YoC in their communities and the UU faith.
On Saturday we’ll be visiting Soul Fire Farm for a tour and work project. From the Soul Fire website:
“Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. We bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. We are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.”
We’ll be staying at the First UU Society of Albany. Participants will be sleeping on the floor and should bring whatever sleeping materials they need for comfort. Breakfast and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be made together as a community. Lunch on Saturday will be prepared and eaten at the farm.
This event has a capacity of 20 youth and a 6:1 youth/adult ratio. Cost is $150 per youth, full or partial scholarships available.