Youth Blog Posts
The UU College of Social Justice was jointly founded in the summer of 2012 by the UUA and UUSC, so this year we are celebrating a big anniversary. We are grateful for all of our alumni and supporters who have made our work possible! In honor of of all of you and our...
Equipping Youth Leaders to Change the World In August, UUCSJ wrapped up a full summer of youth programming with Activate Climate Justice, which brought a passionate group of young climate justice leaders together to Boston. Over the course of the week, the group went...
Activate Your Community
Join us from Friday, February 16th – Sunday, February 18th for three days of hands-on learning and leadership development, uplifting singing, worship, and reflection, and interactive action-planning to Activate Your Community when you get home!
Activate Your Community: Love Resists! will offer youth, youth advisors, and chaperones an opportunity to deepen your understanding of youth engagement in social justice activism guided by Unitarian Universalist values and practices. Over the course of a long weekend, participants will build community, explore identity and power, and learn about strategies for transforming systems of oppression. Beginning with your communities, participants will discern how to show up in the world, uplifting your gifts as agents of spiritually-grounded social change.
The program will center learning, reflection, and action for racial justice. It will introduce participants to Love Resists, a joint initiative of UUA and UUSC, which activates congregations to create more just and welcoming communities, equipping people of faith and conscience to disrupt the escalating harm inflicted by unjust systems of discrimination and criminalization, particularly in the Trump era.
This program is being organized by the UUA’s Central East Region, in partnership with the UU College of Social Justice, and is hosted by UU Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, PA.
It will be staffed by three of UUCSJ’s awesome Program Leaders, Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson, Aisha Ansano, and Sam Wilson, and by UUA’s Central East Regional Youth & Young Adult Coordinator Shannon Harper.
Activate Your Community is open to high school age youth and adult chaperones. Cost is $85 per person (including programming, food, and accommodation), with full and partial scholarships available, based on financial need. Click here for more details and registration!
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