Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Thank you to Gig Harbor Mayor Kit Kuhn for issuing a Welcoming City Proclamation tonight, March 26 at the City Council Meeting. Thank you also to the people who stepped up to support it this evening.
Our next Family Kitchen is March 30. We join together with members from Kitsap UU Fellowship and First Lutheran Community Church to provide a meal to people who have difficulty stretching their food budget to the end of the month. We prepare, serve, and clean up after the meal, which is at the First Lutheran Church on Mitchell Avenue in Port Orchard. If you would like to donate some time to help with this social justice contact Sally Murphy [KUUF] who coordinates volunteers for the last Friday of each month: Salmurf@ix.netcom.com
Our next service: April 8 at 4:00 pm
The Treasure of RaceThe proper understanding of the pathways and mechanisms by which differences in people (modern humans) arose and now exist could be a powerful tool in the efforts to end racism.
However, although we are learning more every day through the study of the DNA of archaic humans (those living from about 550,000 to 20,000 years ago and who are now extinct), this knowledge is not widely available to the public or even to any persons not in the field and is rarely taught in the schools. Some people have knowledge of a few archaic groups such as the Neanderthals and the Denisovans, however, it is not obvious that this knowledge has sometimes been gathered in a racist way and both has and is being interpreted in a racist way.
And the limits of our present-day knowledge are also not that obvious.
The part implicit bias plays in scientific studies of evolution and race has not been well covered in the UUA’s efforts to confront and correct racial inequities in our organization and the wider society.
Let us not say later that we did not know. Becoming aware is an ethical mission and is part of our UU heritage.
Jill Clarridge is a professor emerita at the University of Washington with expertise in the biological sciences. Jill is a long-time member of KUUF and has presented both there and at other UU venues. Her presentation on the topic of deep evolution of race and its social and ethical implications will be both thoughtful and lively.
7:00 pm, March 29, Thursday, "Changing the Climate on Climate Change" How climate change is affecting the Tacoma area of Puget Sound..........At the Kings Bookstore 218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 253.272.8801
TONIGHT!!!! Welcoming Community Proclamation to be presented to the Gig Harbor City Council.
Monday, March 26, 5:30pm Gig Harbor City Council Agenda. You might be interested in Presentations #2 Welcoming Community Proclamation. You have the opportunity to speak for or against this Proclamation. It is a good time to be heard.
City of Gig Harbor
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335