Ministry for Youth and Young Adults of Color

Youth and Young Adults of Color Ministry

  • Living Legacy Project Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage

    Energize this Legacy APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED | GRANTS AVAILABLE Announcing the Living Legacy Project (LLP) All Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage, June 5th-9th, 2017! This 5-day pilgrimage will be led by LLP board members Reverend Gordon Gibson and Reggie Harris, beginning in Birmingham and continuing to Marion, Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. The vision of the LLP Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage to create a connection with youth to the history of racial justice in the United States — so that they too, can become actively engaged in the Unitarian Universalist racial justice movement of today. Planning team members Jules Jaramillo, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist and Tina DeYoe Director of Religious Education…

  • Losing Our Chains

    Aisha participated in this summer’s Thrive Young Adult leadership school for Unitarian Universalist young adults of color. – ed. by Aisha Ansano The five days I spent with my Thrive Young Adult cohort were vibrant and life-giving. So many parts of it stand out, moments that were uplifting, and challenging, and heart-breaking. New friends who I knew would be beside me every step of the way as I moved forward in my life. And new practices that I could engage with to deepen my own life. Every morning, a different member of our cohort led us in a short spiritual practice. It was the best way to start the day: all gathered in the chapel, bellies…

  • 3 Big Lessons of Leadership

    Apply to Serve as Youth Caucus Co-Dean and See What You Learn ! by Eric Broner, Co-Dean, Youth Caucus 2016-2017 My week in Columbus at General Assembly was full of many things- questions, answers, memories, regrets, and above all, lessons learned. Not only was Columbus my first General Assembly as a Youth Caucus dean, but it was also my first General Assembly – an experience that has had a huge impact on my life. I think I learned a few things about myself, especially as a leader: 1. Accountability is the number one aspect of leadership. Accountability is equivalent to reliability. Others’ ability to trust in my work, in my leadership helps me get things…

  • YA@GA Election Results

    The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is full of gratitude for everyone who participated in the YA@GA elections process. Big thank yous go out to everyone who registered as a candidate, ran in the election, read about the candidates, encouraged others to vote and of course to the 60 young adults who did vote in the process. Without further ado we present the new YA@GA Co-Facilitator for 2017-2018: Aisha Ansano!   Aisha is a 3rd year Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School and an aspirant in the Unitarian Universalist ordination process. She’s writing her thesis on the phenomenon of dinner churches and planning to start a non-Christian dinner church. Currently…

  • Meet Our New Youth Observers to the UUA Board

    Welcome Andrea and Bailey! We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2018 Youth Observer Elections have come to a close and we are have two stellar Youth Observers. Nine congregations voted and both elections were very close. Our next Youth Observers will be Andrea Briscoe and Bailey Saddlemire.     Andrea Briscoe Andrea will be serving as Youth Observer for one year, 2016-2017. She is a member at Main Line Unitarian Universalist Church in Devon, PA. Andrea has served our faith in a number of roles including as a peer youth chaplain and worship coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Youth Ministry Council. She current serves as Senior Dean of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly…

From the Living Mosaic blog for Youth and Young Adults of Color

Living Legacy Project Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage

February 6th 2017, no comments

Energize this Legacy APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED | GRANTS AVAILABLE Announcing the Living Legacy P...

Losing Our Chains

October 21st 2016, one comment

Aisha participated in this summer’s Thrive Young Adult leadership school for Unitarian Univers...

Fiercely UU: Universalism and the Disinherited

January 28th 2016, one comment

Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what o...

Coming to Terms with My Transracial Adoption

November 20th 2015, no comments

Finding My Roots By Ellie Brown “Is she really your sister?” “Oh, she’s real alright.” I d...

Top Seven for YaYA of Color

September 2nd 2015, 2 comments

Great resources to better support Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and young adults of color Wheth...

Which Emergency?

August 11th 2015, no comments

A Day of Civil Disobedience for Social Justice @RevElizabethN, UUA Leadership Development Associate ...