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Sign up now with Rev. Melora, Rev. Shana, or Arran.
An online course designed by a UU organization. Groups facilitated by Rev. Melora, Rev. Shana, and Arran Liddel, director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children & Youth. Geared toward people from generally LGBTQ-welcoming congregations like Victoria Untarian who want to deepen their understanding of gender and transgender identities and are invested in creating truly trans-affirming faith communities. Designed for people of all genders and has an intersectional perspective.
The Discussion Groups:
Each Group gathers 3 times to discuss the online material.
Please choose ONE group:
Tuesday 1 pm-3 pm, facilitated by Rev. Melora
- March 30
- April 27
Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, facilitated by Rev. Melora
- February 24
- March 31
- April 28
Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, facilitated by Rev. Shana
- February 25
- March 25
- April 29
Group for Parents and SELCY Volunteers, facilitated by Arran
- At a time mutually agreed upon by group; to express interest, email Arran Liddel, director of Spiritual Exploration and Learning for Children & Youth, or phone 778-557-3492
The Online Material
Time: Whenever works for you!
There are six sessions, which we are combining into 3 sets (we’ll discuss 2 sessions at each of our 3 group discussions). Each session includes a 45- to 55-minute online video lecture by instructors Mykal and Alex, reflection questions, resources to take it deeper, and a short informal quiz.
- Sessions 1 and 2 are designed to ground you in this work, theologically, spiritually, and historically, and help you explore why we are called as people of faith to dismantle gender-based oppression—as well as exploring how each and every one of us are impacted by it and practices that can help us stay present.
- Sessions 3 and 4 explore gender diversity and the lived experiences of trans people—including the ways that race, class, and other factors influence those experiences—along with trans spirituality.
- Sessions 5 and 6 are all about culture and how to transform it. Expanding the circle of inclusion within a congregation or faith group requires understanding the unique culture of that group, along with how that culture works to include or exclude.
At the end of this course we will have a number of practices, frameworks, and tools that to help create an action plan for being radically welcoming to trans/non-binary people in our congregation.
Questions, contact Rev. Melora firstname.lastname@example.org , text/call 250-891-6330