The Soul Work Anti-Racism group of University Unitarian Church (UUC) invites you to register now for a very special workshop sponsored with the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed:

Torn Between Fuzzy Aspirations and Hard Realities:
The Perversity of Embracing Diversity

The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 20, 1:00-5:00 pm at UUC’s Nathan Johnson Hall.

As Rev. Dr. Morrison-Reed says,

There is a surprising, and painful, truth behind Unitarian Universalist efforts to become more racially and culturally diverse. This truth must begin with taking an honest look at who we are and why we are who we are, and it ends in a conundrum but not without hope. If UUs really want to change, accepting the truth is the only place to start. Torn between our reality and our aspirations, what are we to do? This presentation begins by considering why achieving diversity is challenging, but moves on to talk about which congregations became successfully diverse and how.

This presentation is open to UUs of all ages.  Youth are especially encouraged to participate. Childcare is available for younger children so that parents can attend – please RSVP for childcare to melody.moberg@uuchurch.org.

Sign up here, or call 206 525-8400. Cost is $15; scholarships available. Please send or drop off payment at UUC’s office, 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98115.

Rev. Dr. Morrison-Reed will also be in UUC’s pulpit on Sunday October 21.

Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed was raised in the Unitarian Universalist faith and ordained to the UU Ministry in 1979. He and his wife, Donna, served as co-ministers for 26 years. He is the author of many UUA published books, including his most recent – Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism. Now retired from full-time ministry, Morrison-Reed divides his time between writing and other interests, such as facilitating workshops like this one.

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