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The Joys and Opportunities of Multiculturalism

The Catalyst for Change Committee at Meadville Lombard Theological School is pleased to welcome Janice Marie Johnson on Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to a program where she will reflect on the multicultural present and future of Unitarian Universalism through her experience as the Multicultural Ministries and Leadership Director of the UUA. She will lead us in an exploration of the vibrant work of people in congregations across the country and globe as they embrace the strengths, challenges, and creativity of multicultural engagement in their congregations and in their communities.

Janice Marie Johnson serves Unitarian Universalism as the UUA's Multicultural Ministries and Leadership Director. Deeply committed to creating multifaceted community--multicultural, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multifaith, multigenerational--she is a religious educator who believes in collaborative, experiential learning. Her maxim is "Masakhane," a rich and resonant word from the Nguni language, one of the many languages of South Africa, of which Zulu and Xhosa are two. Loosely translated into English it means, "Let us build together." Janice's participation in the Catalyst for Change program is an example of how she embodies her maxim as she lives her faith.