8th Principle – Jubilee III training
|The Texas UU Justice Ministry is proud to co-sponsor the November 11-13 Jubilee III training, an online anti-racism program that gives YOU the chance to spend a transformative weekend with leaders in Unitarian Universalism. TXUUJM joins partners and TXUUJM member churches Wildflower UU, First UU Austin and San Antonio, Live Oak UU, and San Marcos UU Fellowship in sponsoring this session of Jubilee III.|
Join us from anywhere in Texas for this life-changing weekend! All welcome!
Can’t make it? Help recruit another participant or two from your congregation!
TXUUJM is offering 10 scholarships of $50 each, reducing the cost from $170 to $120. We are thankful to donors who have given in honor of TXUUJM founding board member Gabe Gelb (see more below) for making these scholarships possible. Please contact Rev. Erin Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scholarship.
Register for Jubilee III by clicking on this link: https://pcolejones.wufoo.com/forms/p1wa9r510tbgj3c/
Please let TXUUJM know when you are registered.
Who are the facilitators?
Jubilee III is led by three UUs who played key roles in the development and passage of the 8th principle of UUism, which was adopted by TXUUJM’s board in May.
You will spend the weekend with:
Paula Cole Jones, co-author of the 8th Principle for Unitarian Universalists, and a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries). She has served as a regional and national Racial & Social Justice Consultant for the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has 20+ years of experience in designing and facilitating programs, workshops, and dialogues for leaders and organizations.
Lutretia Callair, social justice activist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, organizer, and author. She is CEO of The Center for Healing and Wellness, a state-certified agency offering mental health and other clinical services to individuals, families, and groups. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Beloved Community, Lutricia developed and leads a process called Kinship Circles, with a mission to introduce and promote a way of being that brings people together to help overcome oppression and bigotries that separate us.
Dr. Leon Spencer, who served as UUA Interim Co-President in 2017. His work on behalf of anti-racism and anti-oppression efforts for Unitarian Universalist congregations began in 1985 when he helped establish the Black Concerns Working Group. In addition to Jubilee, he has participated with the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team and the Diverse and Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries. He is a professor emeritus at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.
How do I know if Jubilee III is for me?
Jubilee III is for you who seek to:Deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives.Prepare yourself to take a leading role to nurture a multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents. Be part of a critical mass of Texas UUs who have a common language around anti-racism, understand the history of racism and grasp the spiritual nature of social justice work, so we can imagine and move into building Beloved Community through our justice ministry and congregations. Be in relationship with other UUs on this journey of justice and anti-oppression.
What if I’ve already done another anti-racism training?
This workshop meets each person at their level of experience and knowledge. Some Texas UUs who attended past Jubilee trainings are experienced anti-racism trainers, and share that they value what they gained from their interactions with the facilitators as well as other participants.You’ll have an opportunity to share your knowledge and life experience with others.This is a chance to connect what you know about anti-racism to UU spaces and to connect with other UUs in our region who are going to participate as well.
I’m not sure I can handle a weekend online!
The training format is interactive, and includes presentations, discussions, videos, exercises, small group work, and shared meals. Several breaks are included and you are encouraged to take care of yourself as needed.
What Will it Cost?
$170 per person with $85 for each additional family member. (Again, please contact Rev. Erin Walter at email@example.com to request a Gelb Fund scholarship. If cost is a further barrier, we will find a way together.)
What’s the Schedule?
(all times are Central)Friday, November 11th – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, November 12th – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday, November 13st – 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm