DRUUMM Regional BIPOC Caucusing

DRUMM Regional BIPOC Caucusing - September 2020 - www.drummm.org - info@druumm.org

Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m. to noon

Register now for a free virtual program for Northwest BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) UUs on September 19.

The intention of this space is to deepen our connections with one another, be present to one another’s stories and truths, and to foster systems of care. We will get to know other BIPOC UUs from congregations in our region as we explore the themes of Belonging & Liberation, experience our faith in new ways, and together continue to build a more beloved community. This is our sacred work that makes space for the spirit and shapes our UU faith.

Agenda

  • Opening Family Rally – open to all (i.e. white family members, children) led by Justin Almeida (of University Unitarian Church in Seattle)- 20 mins.
    • An invitation for our whole families to participate in an intergenerational program with youth testimonials, music, and connection. Youth and families are encouraged to display a photo in their Zoom background that captures the spirit of the theme “Belonging &  Liberation.” (Or go low-tech and hold up a picture!) For younger children, their sign could be what they think of when they feel included and free. 
    • Transition to BIPOC-only program (parallel White Anti-Racist Caucus event hosted by Allies for Racial Equity will be available- information to come). 
  • Introductions and small group connections
  • Worship led by Rev. Bill Sinkford (of First Unitarian Portland)
  • Keynote and facilitated discussion with Sheila Capestany (of University Unitarian Church in Seattle)
  • Next Steps, Check-out, and Farewell

Registration will be accepted until the end of the day on September 18. Please contact Dawn Robinson drobinson@uua.org or (617) 948-4241 if you have any questions about registration. For questions about the program or the Northwest Caucus, please contact Lia Nagase at Lknagase@gmail.com or Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons jsantoslyons@uuma.org.

The caucus leadership and program are centered around the geographic region, and participants may attend cross-region based on interest and schedule availability. We recognize that folks move and live with multiple consciousness’s of place and identity. 

DRUUM is the Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries. It’s both a ministry and anti-racist collective bringing lay and religious professionals together to overcome racism through resistance and transform Unitarian Universalism through our multicultural experiences.

You can also read about the DRUUMM Caucuses in the August edition of the DRUUMM Beat Newsletter. Please help us get the word out by sharing with other BIPOC UUs in the Northwest.

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