Survey looks at needs of marginalized people

In an effort to learn more about the needs of people who are marginalized around issues that include ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, the UUA’s Multicultural Ministries Sharing Project has launched a survey intended for individuals in those groups.

The survey, which is online and may be taken until October 31, is open to anyone in the above groups who is at least 13 years old and has a UU affiliation. It is being conducted through the Multicultural Growth and Witness staff group in the Office for Congregational Advocacy and Witness. The survey will be followed by focus groups, to be held October through December to help UU leaders and UUA staff “understand where we are now and what we need to be well-equipped to meet the ministry needs of UUs in the 21st century,” according to the news release announcing the sharing project.

Those who do not fit the target categories are invited to share information about the survey with those for whom it is intended. If you have questions, contact Alex Kapitan, LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs administrator in the Multicultural Growth and Witness staff group.

New ways to engage with multiculturalism

Looking for new ways to engage with multiculturalism? The UUA’s Multicultural Growth and Witness staff group has posted ideas, including the following:

• Holding multicultural trainings for Sunday morning greeters

• Creating a “Common Read” program on antiracism, antioppression, and multicultural topics.

• Holding yearly leadership development trainings around antiracism.

• Sending small groups to trainings such as the Living Legacy Pilgrimage through the UUA and UU Service Committee.

• Working with district staff to create a district-wide training on multiculturalism.

See the full list here.

Email the Multicultural Growth and Witness staff team for more information, or call them at 617-948-6461.