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Workshop: Changing Church With the Radical Fahs and MacLean
3:00-5:30 pm Convention Center 2503
Imagine! Sophia Fahs and Angus MacLean have journeyed from heritage to here-and-now, to help us understand the powerful potential of this moment. Current approaches to how we do church face challenges from within and without. Come engage, explore and experience how these progressive, prophetic educators speak to faith formation today.
Dr. Mark Hicks, Joy Berry, with Jamaine Cripe
Partners in Ministry Breakfast
7:00-8:30 am Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown, Salon A
This free event is where you can connect with people who are deeply concerned about the moral integrity of this country right now, and learn more about how we educate the next generation of religious leaders who are passionate about social justice and have knowledge and skills to lead across diverse challenges in our multi-faceted world.
This year at the breakfast, we are honoring the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed—Meadville Lombard alum, affiliated faculty member, Director of the school’s Sankofa UUs of Color Special Collection, and one of the most prominent scholars of the history of black Unitarians and Universalists. Mark is soon retiring from his lifelong service to Unitarian Universalism and will speak at this event in what promises to be moving address. It is not to be missed!
The breakfast is held at the Crowne Plaza, and you do not have to be registered for GA to attend. The program will be wrapped up in time for the GA attendees to comfortably walk to the morning programs.
Space is limited. Reserve your seat by contacting Barbara Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 212-0676.
Workshop: Gathering Our Selves: Resources for People of Color
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Convention Center 1501 A
People of Color impacted by the sting of racism and its pernicious structures rarely have an opportunity to consider its deep impact on their faith formation. Hear first-hand accounts of those who have been experienced this spiritually robust program that transforms racial paradoxes, myths, and stereotypes into places for healing.
Dr. Mark Hicks; Rev. Jacqueline Brett, MDiv '17; Claudia Jimenez, MDiv student; with Adam Lawrence Dyer
Prospective Student Lunch
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown, Salon D
Are you called to ministry? Come to lunch and find out how the master's degree programs at Meadville Lombard will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you will need to activate the justice-making, peace-building power of liberal faith, and how our low-residency programs in Contextual Learning model enable you to pursue an exceptional master's degree from where you live and serve, supported by a learning community of faculty, peers, and mentors and a curriculum that integrates theory with practice.
Workshop: Call and Response: Listening to Our Lost Legacies
1:30-2:30 pm Convention Center 2103 C
Within Unitarian Universalism, not all those called have been remembered. This workshop will explore how People of Color were erased from UU history and will provide concrete skills for congregations to begin to correct this injustice by creating historical memories in which all who are called are remembered.
Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed, DMin ’79, DD ’07; Rev. Leslie Takahashi, MDiv '04; John Leeker