Whose Faith is it Anyway?

Join the Racial Justice Initiative to watch the Black UU Theological Framework Panel Discussion starting at 8pm, Whose Faith is it Anyway?

We will be in Room 201 to watch the panel, and will discuss after, for those able to stay.

This panel discussion will be streamed live, so you can also watch in the comfort of your own home if you’d prefer.

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Join Black Lives of UU for a LIVE Multi-Faith Panel Discussion:
Whose Faith Is It Anyway?: A Black UU Theological Framework

This multi-faith online panel discussion will explore the ways in which Black Unitarian Universalists and others from related traditions make sense of our collective faith journeys toward liberation and an affirmation of wholeness. We will consider:

What are the distinctions between how Unitarian Universalism is promoted in the larger society vs. our experiences of the faith?

How would a Unitarian Universalism grounded in Blackness be different from what has been taught and promoted about this faith tradition?

How do we thoughtfully and responsibly build our own theology that centers the best of Unitarian Universalism and our experience as Black people of faith and consciousness?

Moderated by Rev. Mykal Slack & Dr. Takiyah Amin

Donte Hilliard
Donte Hilliard is an applied social justice practitioner with expertise in intersectional racial justice, educational programming, leadership development and organizational strategy. He studied African American Studies and Religious Studies and currently serves as the Director of Mission Impact at YWCA USA, believing that no liberation movement can succeed unless it is practical, sex/body positive, gender inclusive, trauma informed and culturally relevant.

E.N. Hill
E.N. (pronounced as ee-en) is a third year Masters of Divinity student focusing on Unitarian Universalist Chaplaincy at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley CA. They are also working as the Founding Director and Spiritual Care Advisor of SPARK Collective Living, a housing cooperative based in East Oakland.

Kimberly Hampton
A native of St. Louis, Kim is an alum of Texas Woman’s University and Earlham School of Religion. A consultant with churches and non-profits, currently she is co-editing a book on theological perspectives on the movie Black Panther.

DeReau Farrar
Director of Music, First Unitarian Portland
DeReau joined First Unitarian Church of Portland in July of 2016 as Acting Music Director and became the permanent Director of Music in March of 2017. He serves on both the Board and Conference Planning Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians’ Network, as well as the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Commission on Institutional Change.

Dr. Stephanie Mitchem
Stephanie Y. Mitchem, Professor, has been at University of South Carolina since 2005 and holds a joint appointment with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Religious Studies. Mitchem received a Ph.D. from Northwestern University (1998).