"New Beginnings" with Keynote Paula Cole Jones!
Our Spring 2021 Virtual retreat was so much fun that we offered another virtual retreat via Zoom in September 2021! There were Affinity circles and learning sessions, invigorating stretch breaks, and NEW this year a keynote speaker, Paula Cole Jones, who discussed the proposed 8th Principle, which reads:
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
There was a Q&A session after her presentation.Paula Cole Jones is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. She lives in Washington, D.C. She served as a Interim Congregational Life Consultant for the Central East Region from 2018-2020.