Multicultural Leadership School, August 2-6, 2013
The Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is a training designed specifically for Unitarian Universalist (UU) Youth and Young Adults (age 15-30) of Color sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The goal of the training is to equip participants to be leaders in their UU congregation, district or continental committee. The three and a half day school will feature experienced facilitators who will be intentional in providing participants with experiences that will foster relationship building, leadership skills, racial/ethnic identity development, inter-cultural collaboration and deepening of faith identity. At the conclusion of the training, participants will have a new community of peers, stronger and more confident leadership abilities and a stable foundation for sustainable leadership in Unitarian Universalist congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities and organizations.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) like the United States has a growing number of people of color. As this trend continues, UU congregations, districts and continental committees will need youth and young adults of color to take on leadership. However, there are challenges when a member of a minority group who is often marginalized takes on leadership responsibilities—challenges such as tokenism, racism, and a high rate of burn-out due to over-commitment and a lack of preparation for leadership. Therefore, the Multicultural Leadership School will focus on leadership development for youth and young adults of color that will prepare them to lead and lead the way in supporting a multicultural, anti-racist, anti-oppressive Unitarian Universalist faith community. Click to apply online
MLS Video Report