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8th-12th Grade Religious Education: October 22, 2020

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Religious Education & Faith Development
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains
October 22, 2020
2020-2021 Religious Education (RE) theme: JUSTICE & EQUITY
Supporting our young people in understanding justice issues, articulating their values, and engaging in faith in action with CUUC Social Justice teams.

8th - 12th Grade 

UPCOMING CLASSES & YOUTH GROUP

RSVP ASAP: Youth Group is currently scheduled to meet Friday, October 23rd at 6:30pm. HOWEVER, evenings are getting chilly so we wonder if this Saturday afternoon would work for you.  RSVP to Cyndi Tillman (cdtil08@gmail.com) or in the GroupMe chat.  Watch for a message confirming final plans!

Friday, October 23rd, 4:00pm
See below for information about a Westchester County youth led conversation about coping strategies during these times of unrest and COVID-19. 

Sunday, October 25th
     12:00pm,
Class does not meet this Sunday.  The next 12:00pm class is Sunday, November 1st. 

     1:30pm, CUUC discussion about adopting the 8th Principle. This is an important discussion for youth to participate in as it further shapes the congregation's anti-racism, racial justice work, as well as our wider denomination.  We will be discussing this in classes.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 468468 . 

     4:00pm, Mary & Jim Cobb lead a discussion about mass incarceration. This is the fourth conversation in the CUUC Racial Justice/In the Spirit of Truth series about the 1619 Project.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 46846.  Below are resources you are invited to read but please attend even if you haven't had a chance to read them!  
These Related Resources  plus: 
"Why American Prisons Owe Their Cruelty to Slavery" by Bryan Stevenson 
Freedom and Slavery, the ‘central paradox of American history” by Michael E. Ruane
The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons” by Ashley Nellis
Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview” by Josh Rovner
The African American Odyssey - Reconstruction and Its Aftermath” ~ Library of Congress
The school to prison pipeline, explained” by Libby Nelson & Dara Lind
American Slavery, Reinvented” by Whitney Benns


Thursday, October 29th at 7:00pm
White Plains listening session related to police reform, focused on local YOUTH experiences. The meeting will be broadcast live on the city's cable TV channels (Optimum/Altice channel 75 & Verizon channel 47) and live streamed at: http://whiteplainsny.swagit.com/live.  Or, join the Zoom Meeting: one click access HERE or use Meeting ID: 850 5740 7762 and Passcode: 524142.

Sunday, November 1st at 12:00pm
RE class with discussion about identity and the proposed 8th Principle. 

Sunday, November 1st at 1:30pm
RTJ/ITSOT Team 1619 discussion led by Adine Usher and Joe Majsak. Our work for racial justice is informed by a clear understanding of history, systems, and culture.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 46846.
 

Click HERE for the fall schedule. 

Find our Anti-Racism/Racial Justice resources online HERE
NEW DEADLINE!
Halloween Parade Pictures

We are excited to see your costumes!  Our beloved annual Halloween parade will be virtual this year.  Send pictures in costume to Tracy by Thursday 10/29 to be included in the Sunday 11/1 virtual parade.  Pictures in a vertical (up and down) orientation preferred over horizontal (sideways), if possible.  Send pictures to cuucwpTracy@gmail.com.

Coping Strategies Conversation
for Youth Led by Youth

TOMORROW Friday, October 23, 4:00-5:00pm
The Westchester County Youth Bureau's Youth Empowerment Council for Change, the White Plains Youth Bureau's Clubmen Program, and the Westchester Co. Youth Board are hosting a YOUTH LED discussion about the effects of unrest and social media during COVID-19. Youth will be sharing helpful coping strategies. Register at wcyb@westchestergov.com.
Light or Extinguish the Worship Chalice

We would love to see your family!  We invite you to record a chalice lighting or extinguishing video for Sunday worship. We will provide the script. You'll send a video by the Thursday preceding your Sunday so it can be added to the worship slide deck. You can record using your own device or meet Tracy on Zoom and she can record you. Send Tracy dates in November and December when you are available to submit recordings by Thursday to be used in worship the following Sunday (cuucwptracy@gmail.com). 
Speak Up ~ Youth Session
Oct 27th, 7:00pm

Police reform is one of the racial justice initiatives our class is learning about this fall. The White Plains Police Reform Committee and NAACP are hosting listening sessions about local experiences with the police department. Listen to the youth session or any of the sessions. The October 27th session is for listening to YOUTH.  Click HERE for more information.We will share thoughts about what we heard in the listening sessions.

You do not need to register to listen to the sessions. The public comment sessions will be streamed live and available to view via the City of White Plains website (cityofwhiteplains.com) as well as on Channel 75 (Altice/Optimum) and Channel 47 (Verizon).
Center Lane/My Sisters' Place Workshops for Youth

Oct. 27 - Consent: Yes, No, Umm Maybe . . .
Nov. 3 - How to Help a Friend in an Abusive Relationship
Attend one or all! Workshops start at 6:30 pm on Zoom.
Flyer HERE. Register HERE
Communication

The 8th-12th grade RE class and Youth Group uses the GroupMe app to share quick information and reminders. It's important that All Youth or a Parent join the GroupMe to support communication.  Download the GroupMe app then use the QR code to find the group.  

Adult Opportunities

Adult RE This Sunday

UU 8th Principle Discussion
Sunday, October 25, 1:30pm in Rm 7899

Our community will begin discussion about adopting the 8th Principle. This is an important discussion as it will shape the congregation's anti-racism, racial justice work, as well as our wider denomination.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 468468. 

Mass Incarceration
Sunday, October 25th at 4:00pm in Rm 7899
Mary & Jim Cobb lead a discussion about mass incarceration. This is the fourth conversation in the CUUC Racial Justice/In the Spirit of Truth series about the 1619 Project.  One-click Zoom login, click HERE.  Or, https://zoom.us/j/2898507899 + Passcode: 468468; Meeting: 289 850 7899 + Passcode: 46846.  
Our discussion will be informed by the resources listed in the first box above. 

Resources

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is a powerful practice that helps ALL of us improve our focus and concentration, and manage stress. Click HERE to read the full Left Brain Buddha blog that includes five simple mindfulness techniques that can be used by children, youth, and adults. Click HERE for a handy poster you can print and post.
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains  
468 Rosedale Ave · White Plains, NY 10605-5419






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