DRUUMM Chicago August 19
Type of event: Public Event
“This is sacred work that shapes our UU faith and is part of a larger sacred vision that has theological depth and makes room for spirit.” - DRUUMM Values
DRUUMM Chicago Area Gathering
Monday, August 19th, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Potluck Dinner
with the Sankofa Special Collection of UU People of Color History
Meadville Lombard Theological School, Atherton Lounge
As part of our faith journey as Unitarian Universalists, we are regularly challenged by the ways race and racism affect our lives and our spirituality. Within our congregations we are creating space to build a community of care among UU People of Color, opportunities to explore deeper questions around race, culture and our religious values.
We invite UU People of Color in the Greater Chicago area to gather for dinner and facilitated meeting. We will have a worship led by local UU Religious Professionals of Color. Our goal is to nurture new relationships between UU People of Color in the area, discuss some of the historical development of UU People of Color and anti-racism efforts, and learn more about what the community needs and interests are among those who attend. We will share a new working timeline chronicling the major milestones and development of UU People of Color ministries.
Please RSVP with Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons jsantoslyons [at] uuma [dot] org or +1(503)512-0490 ideally by August 15, 2019. We ask participants to bring a side dish to share if they are able for dinner. We will have several main dishes catered. The event is open to UU People of Color and People of Color interested in Unitarian Universalism. Paid parking is available in the Spertus Building.
DRUUMM is the Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries, a volunteer led national organization dedicated to serving the spiritual growth of UU People of Color and fulfilling the our vision of an anti-racist/anti-oppressive/multicultural faith. Learn more at www.druumm.org
DRUUMM recognizes every Community of Color is impacted differently, and each community maintains their own unique identity and culture. People of Color/Person of Color/Community of Color is a political identity of survival and being in resistance to racism and colonialism, one that builds solidarity and create positive change.