Urban Social Justice Journeys
Often, young Unitarian Universalists tour famous UU landmarks in Boston, or even grow up UU in Boston, without ever setting foot in a neighborhood of color. Participants who engage in this curriculum will learn a deeper and broader story about our UU faith in the context of a majority-minority neighborhood. They will explore and deepen their faith from this perspective and engage with critical issues of our time: the history of racism in America, in Roxbury, and in Unitarian Universalism, and the current issues facing our changing neighborhood now at risk of gentrification.
During this half-day session, young UUs will have the opportunity to:
- Tour Roxbury and learn the rich history of our neighborhood and our campus which is home to the First Church in Roxbury, the oldest-standing clapboard church in Boston.
- Reflect on issues of race and class, history and neighborhood in the context of current events and our everyday lives.
- Participate in a service learning project.
- Engage in social justice in a new and creative way.
To bring your youth group or Coming of Age class to the UU Urban Ministry for a day of learning, reflection, service, and more, contact Marvin Venay, Director of Congregational and Volunteer Engagement, at email@example.com or 617-318-6010 extension 214.
Urban Social Justice Journeys is made possible with support from the Unitarian Sunday School Society.