DRUUM Raleigh-Durham Area Gathering
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 North Carolina and adjacent areas to gather for a day-long meeting and lunch. We will have worship led by local UU Religious Professionals of Color and meeting activities facilitated by Rev. Joseph Santos Lyons, Consulting Minister for DRUUMM. 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 as a background to address local opportunities and challenges.
We encourage you to attend!
Please RSVP by January 12, 2020. We ask participants to bring a side dish to share if they are able for lunch. We will have several main dishes catered. The event is open to UU People of Color and People of Color interested in Unitarian Universalism. Questions? Contact Diane Blount .
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 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 its 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.