Workshop 12: Responding to Calls for Black Empowerment

Workshop 12: Responding to Calls for Black Empowerment
Workshop 12: Responding to Calls for Black Empowerment

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  • "Black Empowerment," "walkout," "racist"...the words we use, the language we have to describe the period of the late 1960s and early 1970s...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: The Empowerment Controversy 20 Activity 2: The Black Humanist Fellowship...
  • Read the workshop, and then investigate whether your congregation has had a significant conflict. When did the conflict take place? Does it...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use), and bold markers Copies of...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, The Empowerment Controversy Handout 2, Time Line of the Empowerment Controversy Story, " The Black...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Story, "The Black Humanist Fellowship" Timepiece (minutes) Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Sticky notes in three different colors, 3x3 or larger, several of each color per...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What did not? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • Materials for Activity Materials from your congregation’s archives Notebooks and writing materials Optional: Audio or video recording...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Video Segment -Davies Memorial Church, Camp Springs, Maryland Computer and digital projector...
  • "Black Empowerment," "walkout," "racist"...the words we use, the language we have to describe the period of the late 1960s and early 1970s are loaded. Why, for example, do we use the term "Black Empowerment Controversy"? It seems to make the anguish of that period the fault of the relatively small...
  • In 1951, the congregation of First Unitarian Church of Cleveland decided to move from its building at the corner of 82nd and Euclid in...
  • The involvement of Unitarian Universalist clergy and laypeople in the series of civil rights marches in and between Selma and Montgomery,...
  • From a 2006 unpublished paper, "A Financial Picture of the Empowerment Era" by Julia Hamilton and Megan Lynes. July, 1963 — Establishment...
  • By the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed. Used with permission. The following are characteristics of congregations that have successfully opened...
  • Video Segment Davies Memorial Church, Camp Springs, Maryland From Breakthrough Congregations 2007, produced by the Unitarian Universalist...
  • The Long Challenge: The Empowerment Controversy (1967-1977) by Victor Carpenter (Chicago: Meadville Lombard Press, 2004) ...

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