Sunday, July 31, 10:30 am
Living the 8th Principle
Donovan Hayden, homilist
Victoria Barr, worship associate
The CUC and many congregations have adopted the 8th principle that calls on Unitarians “to individual and communal action that accountably dismantles racism and systemic barriers to full inclusion in ourselves and our institutions.” How can congregations put the 8th principle into practice to reconcile with internal racism, take action in our communities, and stand in solidarity with others? Donovan Hayden will address the challenges of doing anti-racist work and provide insight on how Unitarians can live the 8th principle.
Donovan Hayden is a Black activist and theatre-creator. Last year he finished a MA in Theatre & Performance Studies at York University in Toronto. He is an organizer for the political non-profit Progress Toronto. Donovan has had the opportunity to engage with Unitarians and anti-racism work in both Canada and the US. He blends activism and art for the goal of liberation and the dismantling of White supremacy.