Category: Affinity Groups

Summer Plans for Centering BIPOC Voices

On June 11th we will continue our discussion of “The 1619 Project” covering chapters 9-18. We’ve learned a lot of things we were never taught before and expect to learn even more. In July we’re taking a potluck approach to our reading. Each participant will choose to read or re-read a book taken either from

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Centering BIPOC Voices: The 1619 Project

On May 14, at 3:30 p.m. we’ll meet via Zoom to discuss the Preface through Chapter 8 of “The 1619 Project”. Then, on June 11, again via Zoom, we will gather for a discussion of Chapters 9-18 to conclude our explorations. The book is available from Amazon in ebook, print and audio versions, as well

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Centering BIPOC Voices: Europe, Then Back to America

The April 9th discussion will take us into the history of Africans in Europe as we go back through time with Olivette Otele.  Her work “African Europeans” chronicles lives that many of us know little about.  In May and June, discussions will center on “The 1619 Project” (Nikole Hannah-Jones, editor). The book, like its predecessor from

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Living Our Principles: Mark your calendar now!

Saturday, April 16 for a workshop on Building a Culture of Inclusion. Unitarian Universalist congregations like ours are looking to create change not only in the communities that surround them, but their own churches, too. This April we will have a singular opportunity to begin the process of addressing remnants of racism and oppression in

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Food for Thought

Do you react to some processed foods that say, “NO MSG” on the label?  Do you read the labels on foods, but are not really sure what they all mean?  February’s topic for Food for Thought – a Healthier You, a Healthier Planet is about the Truth In Labeling on the processed foods that we eat.  It is so

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Centering BIPOC Voices: March and April

As is our custom the regular readers of Centering BIPOC Voices have selected books for March and April. Looking ahead for the next two months will allow all who are interested to obtain copies of the books in advance On March 12th anyone who has read The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw should join

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