This powerful sermon was presented at the UUA General Assembly in June 2019 and is now available online for free to watch any time. The sermon starts at the 1hr, 11 minute point but the video of the entire service is wonderful. View at uua.org/ga/off-site/2019/worship/sunday .
Watch UUA General Assembly “The Power of We” online via Live streaming
June 19-23, 2019
Enjoy many of the General Assembly events, free and online! Go to www.uua.org/ga/off-site and scroll down to "Streamed Events For Everyone" for a listing of events that are being broadcast for free. General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. This year’s General Assembly will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. Join us as we work for collective liberation inside and outside our faith and get inspired!
When Alison Aguilar Lopez Gutierrez McLeod was asked to write the story of her experiences as a professional of color by the Commission on Institutional Change at the UUA, she discovered it wasn't a simple matter of putting pen to paper and writing about a particular incident. She found herself writing and drawing out numerous storyboards, each one more detailed than the last. "This is an art show," she finally decided.
When she told Rev. Kathleen Owens at First UU Church of San Diego about her work, Rev. Owens asked her to consider mounting the exhibit in at First Church in Bard Hall. It fit in with the First UU's ongoing mission to become more aware of the microaggressions and macroaggressions people of color experience in our congregation and in our faith. Alison decided to use the storyboards and some art pieces to create a show sharing her experience of racism within her job as a religious educator and within UUism.
Support Asylum Seeking Families
The San Diego Rapid Response Network has moved into the new shelter Asylum Seeker's Shelter on 6th Ave in downtown in the old county courthouse. They will be the facility until December 31, 2019 and are in need of clothing and a other items. We are collecting donations in bins at both the First UU Church of San Diego Hillcrest and South Bay campuses.
To donate money visit: GoFundMe.com/MigrantReliefSD.
To donate for Travel Expenses visit: sharejourneysd.org/families.
Donate Needed Items: Shop our Amazon wish list to contribute specific items that the shelter needs.
To Volunteer: Contact our Network Coordinator, Sandra Alvarado, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATION ITEMS NEEDED: Shirts and sweaters (sizes small and medium), pants (sizes 30 and below or boys XL (many of our guests are petite and can fit into boy's sizes), backpacks (used ok), protein bars for travel bags (not granola bars), international calling cards (these can be bought at Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens). We are going through these faster than anticipated, so we really appreciate the donations! You can also shop on our AMAZON WISH LIST! There will be donation bins by the Social Justice table at both Hillcrest and South Bay. The Fire Marshall is strict about how much we can keep on-site at once. If possible, please sort and label donations by gender in advance.
More About "Intent" vs. "Impact:" While driving your car, if you hit a pedestrian, and injured or killed them, you surely didn't "intend" to cause harm. But, you did and the impact on the pedestrian far exceeds your intent or sorrow.
Want to Learn More? Contact Jan Garbosky to receive upcoming dates for 2-hour docent-led tours of the Museum of Man's "Race: Are We So Different?" exhibit including a workshop on microaggression.
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