For the third year in a row, First Unitarian Denver invited youth from across the Front Range to an MLK Anti-oppression overnight focusing on social justice.
This year's installment, "Occupy What?!?", focused on economic justice and brought together almost 60 youth and adults from 7 different UU congregations.
Events ranged from games on class and classism, to guest speakers talking about homelessness and poverty in Denver Metro, to a "field trip" to the Occupy Denver site, where participants brought hot beverages to the Occupy folks, talked face to face in solidarity with members of the movement, and finally met with their leadership for an informative presentation and Q & A session.
The program culminated the following morning with "take home" discussions about ways to make a difference in the youth's congregation and community, ending with a joyful march in the MLK Marade.
UU youth can make a difference. To quote MLK, "It's not a question of burn baby burn. For us...it's build baby build." Building connections. Building confidence. Building bridges. That's what the MLK Overnight is all about.
Posted Monday, 13 February 2012 13:47 Written by Jennica Davis