Erica Wrencher will share the purpose and ongoing work of Journey to Joy, an intentional reframe space for young womxn of color to explore joy and discover ways that this joy can transform their communities. Erica is a public educator, speaker, vocalist, and activist working with young folx, churches, and neighborhoods to build beloved communities. Her teaching and faith-rooted community leadership spans urban and rural contexts in North Carolina and Chicago. Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. She is active as an organizer for racial equity and justice and considers herself a human connection educator. Erica is committed to speaking from her context as a Black woman who is rooted in history and truth. Service Leader: Kathy Parham.
In late April, roughly a month into our current pandemic, Captain Andy LeBeau was promoted to the position of Interim Chief of Police for the Town of Boone. For this service, Captain LeBeau will join us for a candid conversation on the role of police services (locally and nationally) during these difficult times. How does Captain LeBeau respond to criticisms of the police made by Black Lives Matter and the “defund the police” movement? What can he tell us about de-escalation tactics and about the training of local police officers? How does contemporary police practice reflect our UU principle of “justice, equity and compassion in human relations”? Come with your questions for Captain LeBeau. Service Leader: Connie Green.
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Welcome Dawn and Best Wishes to Vic!
Vic Suter, who has served as Fellowship Administrator for the past four years, is stepping down at the end of June. We wish Vic all the best as she pursues other paths and passions, and look forward to continuing to see her at services. Thanks so much for all you have done for Boone UU, Vic!!
Meet our new Fellowship Administrator, Dawn Precour. Dawn comes to us with years of experience in human services and administrative roles. Those of you who have been at Boone UU for many years may have met Dawn when she attended the Fellowship in the 1990s. Dawn has been working with Vic for the last week and officially takes the reins as Administrator on July 1. You can reach her at the same office email as always, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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