Youth and Young Adults Connecting for Racial Justice

Youth and young adults from congregations of the Minnesota Conference UCC are invited to join a series of online gatherings focusing on the work of racial justice. Each of these gatherings features youth and young adult presenters who will provide challenge, encouragement, and inspiration for young leaders to engage the work for racial justice and equity.

Racial Justice Rally – Part 1
Tuesday, July 28, 4:30 pm (CDT)
Join with youth and young adults from around the country for the first of two town hall forums focused on racial justice and equity. This forum will center the stories and experiences of youth and young adults of color from across the UCC and help folks better engage as partners and allies in the work for racial justice and equity. REGISTER HERE

Racial Justice Rally – Part 2
Thursday, July 30, 4:30 pm (CDT)
Take part in this second town hall forum, which will feature the stories and experiences of white youth and young adult allies responding to the question, “Why I fight for racial justice.” Registration will open soon.

Youth Lead Now: Equipping Young Leaders for Social Change
Thursday, August 6, 7:00-8:30 pm (CDT)
Youth and young adult leaders (and their adult supporters) from around the Minnesota Conference UCC are invited to take part in this webinar that is part of the Conference’s “Justice Talk to Justice Walk” series. Our guest speaker will be Samantha Fuentes, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, and leader in the March for Our Lives movement that emerged from that horrific event. Ms. Fuentes will share her experiences and provide her perspective about equipping and supporting youth and young adults organizing for social change and building justice-focused movements. Register here.