Seeing Me in the World

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 or 617-318-6010 extension 214.

Seeing Me in the World has been made possible with support from the Unitarian Sunday School Society.