Intro to Transgender Inclusion in Congregations (for new participants)

Co-sponsored by Adult Programs Committee and LGBTQ+ sub-committee of UUCSR

Six-session online course consisting of recorded lectures and curated supplementary content by Rev. Mykal Slack and Zr. Alex Kapitan of the Transforming Hearts Collective

Interactive Zoom discussions facilitated by WinterFlower Robinson, Anne Van der Veer, and Carson Jones

This course is for individuals, groups, and congregational teams who want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level in terms of trans identity and how to create congregations that are fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender diversity.

Over six sessions you will deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community, and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform yourself and your congregation. The sessions also explore how racial justice and feminist theology are key foundations in building a culture of transgender inclusion.

This course is for everyone from novices on trans identity to those with decades of life experience. Rather than simply offering a “trans 101,” this class pushes participants to the next level of congregational welcome, relationship-building, and skills-building. It counters mainstream narratives about who trans people are; supports understanding of non-binary identities (such as genderqueer, agender, and two spirit); and employs a deeply intersectional approach. Congregational teams are particularly encouraged to participate.

All are welcome to attend our intro session on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM where we will provide an overview of the sessions and goals, invite registration into the course, and discuss scheduling of the discussion groups that will launch in April.

Join Zoom Meeting Here
Or join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 970 0996 7901
Passcode: 968284

Please feel free to reach out to Carson Jones, Lifespan Religious Education Coordinator, at cjones@uucsr.org with any questions.

Date/Time:
3/7/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Location
Shelter Rock - VM Room 1
Contact:
Jessica Pond
516.472.2914
jpond@uucsr.org
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