Forward to the Garden

Understanding and working with nature is an important part of permaculture philosophy

By Jon Sievert

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, The Reverend Andrea Abbott discusses the pervasive stain of racism in today’s society. Once, some people thought it was a thing of the past, but the headlines tell us something different. There is certainly little evidence of that in the lived experience of people of color.

UU Service
With Rev. Andrea Abbott
“Institutional Racism”
Sun, Mar 20, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
San Antonio 15

Racism deeply pervades all aspects of American life, particularly in the US African-American community. Rev. Abbott will address the effects of racism from the perspective of both the health care system, which she has studied extensively, and the justice system, where she has spent a major portion of her professional life.

Andrea Abbott has been a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. As a seminary student, she discovered her calling after careers in human service and librarianship. She retired from Auburn Correctional Facility, a men’s maximum security prison, after 20 years as the librarian. She then attended Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York, while serving as student minister of Central Square Universalist Church, the only Unitarian fellowship in Oswego County. Central Square is a small community north of Syracuse, NY, in central New York State. In November last year, Andrea was ordained and installed as Minister of the Central Square Fellowship.

Special music will be provided by Bram Morrison, an internationally known Canadian singer/guitarist/storyteller, who puts a unique and energetic spin on children’s music.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at the La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.

 

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