Fascism is a current, true threat to our nation and the world. During the last General Assembly, ministers heard a presentation from Rev. Cecilia Kingman detailing this rise of fascism, how it works, and what we can do to counter it. I will offer a series of two classes to delve into this topic in greater depth.
PREREQUISITE: Read or watch the 2023 Berry Street essay, “My Little Pony Was Right: Reflections on Fascism Without & Within,” by the Rev. Cecilia Kingman
Use this link to watch or read Rev. Cecilia’s essay.
For each session, we will watch a video together and transition into discussion. I have posted the video blurbs below:
In her 2023 Berry Street essay, the Rev. Cecilia Kingman reflects upon the rise of authoritarianism, right-wing ideology, and fascism both within Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world. In this first session, join Rev. Kingman and the Side With Love team for an interactive opportunity to engage with this essay and the kinds of faithful responses it demands on behalf of our UU faith.
Held at Park Ave February 3rd from 9:30-11:30 am
Building upon the reflections generated in Session 1, join the Side With Love team and special guests to discuss concrete organizing responses that congregations can take to counter fascism and build democracy and liberation in their own communities and across the country.
***These sessions will now be held on Zoom. Please RSVP to Rev. Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org**
[Note: Side With Love is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored very the Unitarian Universalist Association]