Spokane General Assembly Programs

13 May 2019 6:54 PM | Joseph Santos-Lyons (Administrator)

DRUUMM Space Programming

(All programs are POC-only spaces unless otherwise noted)

(POC – People of Color – includes Black/African-American, Asian & Pacific Islander, Indigenous & Native American, Latinx, and Southwest Asian & North African)

DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry. An all-volunteer, multi-generational collective, our lay leaders and religious professionals from every district and region, lead efforts within our UU faith to overcome racism through resistance, in order to transform Unitarian Universalism through our multicultural experiences.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Navigating GA as People of Color (2pm – 3pm)
DRUUMM GA coordinators, Kia Bordner & Ben Gabel, will provide advice, support, and strategies with the “POC’s Survival Guide to the UU General Assembly,” to assist UU People of Color attendees in navigating General Assembly. Facilitators: Kia Bordner & Ben Gabel 

“Theology of Survivorship” - Teach-In with J Mase III (5pm – 6:30pm)
DRUUMM invites our white trans/non-binary/genderqueer siblings to join us for this special pre-Welcoming Celebration workshop with J Mase III. J Mase is a Seattle-based black/trans/queer poet & educator, and co-editor of #BlackTransPrayerBook, with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi.
Facilitator: J Mase III

Ingathering Worship with J Mase III
(8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Following the GA Welcoming Celebration, DRUUMM will host an official opening and dedication of our UU People of Color space, with an ingathering led by J Mase III. Refreshments will be provided. 
Facilitator: J Mase III

Thursday, June 20

Re-Imagining DRUUMM
(Workshop 1: 1:30pm-2:30pm)

What do you need? What resources, programs, community, and/or worship do you want to create? Join the DRUUMM Steering Committee for a conversation about how you – DRUUMM membership – can shape the ways in which we grow and minister to each other.
Facilitators: Rev. Ranwa Hammamy, Sana Saeed, and members of the DRUUMM Steering Committee

UU People of Color Chronicles
(Workshop 2: 3pm – 4pm)

This session will open with an interactive timeline activity that highlights some of the key milestones in the chronicles of UU People of Color. Participants will have the opportunity to add to this living timeline, locating their own story and contributing important moments. 
Facilitator: Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons

Intergenerational Circle Conversations (Workshop 3: 4:30pm – 5:30pm)

Connect with DRUUMM elders to learn more about the history of People of Color in Unitarian Universalism, collectively explore the implications and possibilities in our community’s resilience, and build deeper multi-generational community through conversation. 
Facilitators: DRUUMM Steering Committee & Elders

DRUUMM Annual Meeting
(5:30pm – 6:30pm)

Please attend the DRUUMM Annual Meeting. The Steering Committee will share our annual report with membership and announce this year’s recipient of the Mel Hoover Award. Steering Committee elections will be held during This meeting. This is a perfect opportunity to renew your memberships. Celebrate your DRUUMM community! Dinner will be provided.

(8:30pm - 9pm)

After a long first two days of General Assembly, please enter into an intentional spirit of reverence and reflection with us at our Vespers Service.
Worship Leads: Kia Bordner & Ben Gabel 

Friday, June 21

Join DRUUMM for small bites and community as we prepare to attend the Ware Lecture together. 

Facilitator: Kia Bordner & Ben Gabel 

Family Friendly Multi-Generational Variety Show and/or Game Night!

Facilitator: Kia Bordner & Ben Gabel 

Saturday, June 22

Youth of Color Led Worship & Coffee Hour (Workshop 4+: 1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Join our Youth of Color in the DRUUMM space for youth-led worship, followed by a Coffee Hour with snacks. This is an excellent opportunity for spiritual nourishment. As we approach the end of this year’s GA, come relax with DRUUMM.
Facilitators: Sana Saeed & Sara Green

DRUUMM Closing Worship “The Power of We” (6pm – 7pm)

DRUUMM welcomes all to our diverse, revolutionary, multicultural worship service.
Worship Leads: Kia Bordner & Ben Gabel 

DRUUMM Steering Committee Meeting (9:30pm – 11pm)

Pre Ware Lecture Reception (6pm – 7:15pm)

Alternate Option to the GA Dance (9pm - 11 pm)

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