The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium responds to a longing on the part of many Black Unitarian Universalists to more fully understand where we have been, who we are now, and how we hope to live out our Unitarian Universalism as Black people.
This four-day gathering will offer a welcome reception on Wednesday evening; educative, informative, and interactive plenaries on Thursday and Friday; spiritual grounding and worship experiences that speak directly to our onsite learning; and as many meaningful and joy-filled networking and community-building opportunities as you can handle. We will conclude our time together with a worship service on Saturday morning, open to all, at Unity Church-Unitarian. We are opening ourselves up to an articulation of Unitarian Universalism that is unapologetically Black and proceeds from our co-creation and co-development, such that we might proclaim and clarify a vision for a Black Unitarian Universalism. Join us in St. Paul, Minnesota for this historic event!
The Symposium is open to everyone, and we are prioritizing spaces for Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color. Please register and we'll follow up and let you know when registration is full.
This exciting symposium is named for Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (abolitionist, suffragist, author, Unitarian) and Rev. Joseph Jordan (the first Black ordained Universalist).