On June 25th, 2020 more than 100 UUs joined Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed (a former minister of this congregation), Dr. Wilburn Hayden, and Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana to learn more about anti-Black racism in Canada and within our UU Community. Each speaker shared their personal and professional perspectives, which were insightful and often raw. This was followed by breakout sessions for all attending to discuss what they had learned during the evening, and what they found to be hopeful in the midst of so much pain and protest.
Overwhelmingly, participants commented that they were moved, often to tears, by the experiences and comments from the presenters and that they were hungry for more opportunities to discuss how to confront and work to dismantle racism. Summaries of the presenters’ speaking notes are available . In the coming days, the CUC will make an edited version of the meeting and presentations available on its Youtube channel. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to learn about and combat racism.