Toward collective liberation

We have two upcoming opportunities to help move our society, so long burdened by racism, into a freer future.

One is right here in Palo Alto, tomorrow, August 29, 1 – 1:30 p.m.: please join the solidarity vigil for our Peninsula community.

And the other is . . . also right here, wherever you keep your screen. Beloved Conversations Virtual registration for the fall program is open for a few more days. This program, created by Meadville-Lombard Theological School, is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. About ten of us are already signed up from UUCPA, and we’re excited about the community it will build among us. No one is turned away for lack of funds. UUCPA member Linda Henigin says of the program, which she took last year, “It is absolutely amazing. It’s about justice and equity and anti-racism, and moving together toward collective liberation.” Participants meet in groups either of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color or of white people, gathering with UUs from all over, and in between meetings, in dyads, perhaps with a friend close to home. There is an abundance of material, but UUCPA president Brooke Bishara, also a participant in last year’s program, advises us not to be daunted–just read and watch what we can. Registration closes August 31.

Let’s heal the impact of racism on our lives in order to get free together–which is the only way freedom ever comes.