ROOTS OF INJUSTICE, SEEDS OF CHANGE
Sunday, July 3, 1:00 - 3:00PM, at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln
Developed by the Friends Peace Team, this in-person participatory workshop lays the groundwork for understanding the legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery as it affected both indigenous people of North American and the European Colonizers. Educational in purpose, the two-hour program includes some harsh but true stories of our collective past offered by Indigenous leaders, settlers, descendants of colonizers, and historians laying the foundation for repair, reconciliation, and right repair. Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change is, like other scheduled summer talks and events, at its core the faith work called for at the 2012 General Assembly when the UUA congregations came together to condemn the Doctrine of Discovery. All Unitarian Universalists were called upon to study the doctrine and its impact on current-day policies, programs and beliefs. Registration required because of limited space, so sign up today HERE.
Note: Masks and vaccines are highly recommended for this event as social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Childcare will be provided if requested.
What can Right Relationship and Reconciliation look like? Mark your calendars and join us for two films, Two Rivers and Dawnland that tell the stories of a rural community in Washington State and the State of Maine as they begin and continue an open dialog between Native and non-Native residents of the area. See what concrete steps toward relationship and reconciliation look like. Both films - Two Rivers, Saturday, July 9 at 4:00-6:00PM and Dawnland, Friday, July 15, 7:00-9:00PM will include time for discussion to follow.
Throughout summer, learn more about the first peoples who lived on this land and continue to be part of our community. We have produced a Resource Guide that is full of information about our Summer of Reckoning & Reconciliation. The accomplishments of our Sunday sermon presenters, details about land acknowledgements, legislation, literature, media, organizations, and websites of the Native Americans who live and work among us today can be found in our Resource Guide.
For more information contact: Nancy Harris, Carrie Holloway, Mary K Stillwell, Arden Hill, Suzanne Shackelford, Emily Cameron Shattil or Judy Hart.