Who are we?
DRUUMM is a collective of people who identify as People of Color. Allies are welcome and organized as Allies for Racial Equity. Together we are open to all people. We are grounded in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, and maintain a close relationship with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
What is our vision?
As People of Color* mobilized in an anti-racist collective, we unite to:
- Work for self-determination, justice and equal opportunity,
- Empower our various ministries,
- Celebrate our diverse heritages,
- Overcome racism through resistance,
- Transform and enrich Unitarian Universalism through our multicultural experiences.
* The United States is a race based society made up of a dominant White group and several other racially defined groups which have been and continue to be oppressed in specific ways. While race is a social construct created by the dominant White group to oppress and exclude the other groups from the power and resources of the society, race has also been used by oppressed peoples to build group solidarity and a culture of survival and resistance. Racism has also created barriers which separate oppressed groups from one another. While each oppressed group is affected by racism differently and each group maintains its own unique identity and culture, there is also the recognition that racism has the potential to unite oppressed people in a collective of resistance. For this reason, many individuals who identify as members of racially oppressed groups, also claim the political identity of being People of Color. This in no way diminishes their specific cultural or racial identity, rather it is an affirmation of the multiple layers of identity of every individual.
What do we do?
DRUUMM organizes community building events, leadership trainings, and is an advocate within the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.