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October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BUUF Brunch and Creative Conversations for October 2017
Please join us for our BUUF Brunch and/or Creative Conversations to discuss important topics which play a large role in the development of our attitudes regarding white supremacy, both in society in general and in our Unitarian Universalist faith in particular.
Our potluck BUUF Brunch will meet at BUUF on Wednesday, October 11, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Creative Conversations will meet at BUUF on Wednesday, October 18, from 7-9 PM.
Our conversations will begin by viewing the following TedTalks programs:
Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are
We all have origin stories and identity myths, our tribal narratives that give us a sense of security and belonging. But sometimes our small-group identities can keep us from connecting with humanity as a whole — and even keep us from seeing others as human. In a powerful talk about how we understand who we are, Chetan Bhatt challenges us to think creatively about each other and our future. As he puts it: it’s time to change the question from “Where are you from?” to “Where are you going?”
The danger or a single story
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.