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Spokane General Assembly Programs

DRUUMM Space Programming (All programs are POC-only spaces unless otherwise noted) (POC – People of Color – includes Black/African-American, Asian & Pacific Islander, Indigenous & Native American, Latinx, and Southwest Asian & North African) DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry. An all-volunteer, multi-generational collective, our lay leaders and religious professionals from every [...]

2019-05-23T14:16:09+00:00May 13th, 2019|blog|

Northeast Area Local Gatherings

“This is sacred work that shapes our UU faith and is part of a larger sacred vision that has theological depth and makes room for spirit.” - DRUUMM Values DRUUMM will be hosting a series of local gatherings in the Northeastern USA this June 2019. As part of our faith journey as Unitarian Universalists, we [...]

2019-05-23T14:17:59+00:00May 10th, 2019|blog|

Help Shape DRUUMM’s Future

Inviting DRUUMM members and UU People of Color supporters to take our 3 question survey DRUUMM is conducting a brief survey of members and friends who identify as UU People of Color to learn more about our community needs. We are seeking to better understand the gap between "what is" and "what should be". We [...]

2019-05-23T14:18:41+00:00April 16th, 2019|blog|

DRUUMM Statement on New Zealand Attacks

Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi raji'un Translation: From God we come and to God we return. This morning, we woke up to the horrifying and heart-breaking news of terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques. Our hearts are with the communities of Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in this time of traumatic [...]

2019-05-23T14:19:23+00:00March 15th, 2019|blog|

Statement Regarding the Resignation of Christina Rivera from the UUA Board

Statement from DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) Steering Committee regarding the resignation of Christina Rivera from the UUA Board: The resignation of Christina Rivera from the UUA board demonstrates the need for movement toward lived justice; we call for a restorative justice process. Christina Rivera offered the UUA Board her resignation, effective December [...]

2019-05-23T14:20:10+00:00December 12th, 2018|blog|

Blessings to Our New UUA President – Susan Frederick-Gray

Our blessings on our new UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. Thank you for your intentions and commitment to issues affecting UU People of Color, and we look forward to organizing together. Gratitude as well to Jeanne Pupke Candidate for UUA President and Alison Miller.  - Rev Joseph Santos-Lyons, Outgoing DRUUMM President.

2019-05-23T14:20:50+00:00June 24th, 2017|blog|

DRUUMM President Reflection on BLUU

DRUUMM was founded out of a vision for racial justice, self-determination and guiding a radical, healing, and faith transformation. Established out of several POC UU organizing efforts during the intensive period of institutional self reflection of that led to the 1997 Journey Towards Wholeness Resolution, DRUUMM has grown to be an intergenerational, multiracial POC lay [...]

2019-05-23T14:28:35+00:00June 13th, 2017|blog|

DRUUMM Statement on Hiring and Racism

This past week, DRUUMM leadership has, with a heavy heart, been reflecting on the UUA’s Journey Towards Wholeness in light of the hiring practices being discussed. We lift up the leadership of Women of Color, in particular Christina Rivera who was directly affected, and Aisha Hauser who have broken silence and named patterns and practices [...]

2019-05-23T14:29:05+00:00March 30th, 2017|blog|

A Prayer From The Reverend Darrick Jackson

Beloveds, DRUUMM shares this prayer from the Reverend Darrick Jackson amidst these difficult times: Lament for a Broken World Holy One of Justice, World-Shaker, Righteous Fire, known by names spoken and unspoken. I call on you today in the midst of pain and sorrow. I cannot bear to see another black and brown body destroyed [...]

2019-05-23T14:29:31+00:00July 8th, 2016|blog|

Rev. Orlanda Brugnola

DRUUMM mourns the passing of Orlanda, who served our community over the years and recently as our Vice President. REV. DR. ORLANDA R. BRUGNOLA (1946 – 2016) The Ministries and Faith Development staff offer our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the Rev. Dr. Orlanda R. Brugnola who died on February 24, 2016 [...]

2019-05-23T14:30:47+00:00March 30th, 2016|blog|