Date(s) - Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 27, 2020
12:00 am - 2:00 am
50 years ago, at our annual UU General Assembly in Boston, a growing controversy over racial justice and Black power in our faith reached the breaking point. As a result, many African American UUs walked out and many others quit our faith. Decades later, the wounds of that moment are still alive in our institution. In this two-part series, we will learn about this important event and ask the question: In our current time, with so much racial tension in our nation, what might this history have to teach us about what we can do for racial justice as a fellowship and as a larger faith now?
These two sessions will be co-led by Rev. David and Larry Ladd, who was an eyewitness to what happened. We’ll be using the book ‘Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy: Black Power and Unitarian Universalism’. (Books can be purchased on Amazon or through the UUA website uua.com.)
Everyone is invited to attend both sessions, or just come to one. You’re welcome even if you’ve not read the book. Let’s honor Black History Month by learning more about this pivotal moment in our own UU Black history.