YoUUth SOALS 4 Racial Justice
YoUUth SOALS 4 Racial Justice is an innovative program designed to engage Unitarian Universalist high schoolers in faith-based activism, congregational organizing, and grassroots power-building in the service of racial justice work. Meeting once a month between November and April, youth will dig deeply into the ways our faith calls us to work for racial justice and develop the skills to do this work effectively and accountably.
Themes of the curriculum will include topics such as:
Each of the six sessions will feature:
As a part of their ongoing learning and skill-building, participants will be encouraged to develop relationships with groups already doing racial justice work within their congregations, finding opportunities to participate in leading projects, actions, and other activities. All participants will also potentially have a role in developing and leading a program (yet to be determined) for a full-day Social Justice Summit, co-hosted by MUUSJA and the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee), which is taking place here in the Twin Cities on the weekend of May 20th!
This program is open to high school youth in 9th-12th grade from any Minnesota Unitarian Universalist congregation. We encourage regular and in-person attendance when possible, but we are excited about extending the reach and impact of this program to youth who are beyond the metro area via video conferencing technology.
*This session will be integrated into the programming of this year’s Twin Cities Youth Con. Schedule TBA.