racial justice as a necessary component to the beloved community.

9 Feb

I don’t usually post First Unitarian Church events here, but this month is pretty spectacular, so I thought I would share.

Our ministry theme for February is “Beloved Community” and this year we are focusing on Racial Justice: Historically and Today.

Our Covenant Groups are meeting to learn and explore Beloved Community. In addition, everyone is invited to participate in any the following activities:

February 5
9:30am Round Table Discussion
Watch and discuss part one of the documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

10:55am Celebration of Life
Racial Justice in Louisville and First U’s Involvement. In this sermon, I used a story from Eric Tachau that people really liked. You can read that story and more here.

February 19
10:55am Celebration of Life
The Invisible Knapsacks We Carry, a service that explores white privilege

February 23
6:30pm Book Discussion
Join me and others at Unity Church (757 South Brook Street) to discuss “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by long time civil rights advocate and litigator Michelle Alexander.

February 24
7:00pm “Ain’t No Massa Over Me” Performance
This play has been performed for the past 3 years in Hodgenville, KY at the request of their mayor. It is currently on tour. Catch it at First U! The play is the powerful story of one slave family’s experience of the emancipation. After the play there will be a discussion/talk-back in the social hall. No tickets required, donations appreciated.

February 26
9:30am Round Table Discussion
Watch and discuss part two of the documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

10:55am Celebration of Life
Contemporary Racial Justice Issues (alternate title: “No, we are not a post-racial culture”)

March 4
9:30am Round Table Discussion
Watch and discuss part three of the documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

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