Multiracial & Families of Color

When we come together as DRUUMM, one recurring theme that emerges is the concept of family. We engage in deep conversations about our own families, our chosen families, and the beautiful complexities that come with them. We commemorate milestones and support each other through times of loss. Our DRUUMM Gatherings foster an intergenerational spirit that embodies our sense of community and care. We gain aunties and uncles, primos and lolas. We share a common bond as individuals and families impacted by racism. We listen to expressions of doubt, stories of exclusion, and a yearning for our liberal religious community to be meaningful and relevant to our extended family.

In our congregations our presence continues to grow. We recognize the importance of engaging young people of color and the value of mentorship. We understand the significance of creating spaces where both our beloved white family members and people of color can connect and grow. We actively seek understanding and practices that strengthen our interconnected faith and family systems.

Twenty-five years ago, DRUUMM organizers advocated for more attention to Multiracial and Families of Color. Through discussions, workshops, and retreats, they contributed to the transformative process known as the Journey Towards Wholeness. Although the strategic coordination of the Journey Towards Wholeness initiative has diminished over time, the ideas and principles remain relevant. We applaud the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School and the UUA who have continued to envision and develop vital resources and programs in this regard.

Looking ahead this year, DRUUMM is planning to focus more of our programs along the theme of Multiracial and Families of Color. We’d love to hear from you about what questions, concerns, experiences, hopes and challenges come up for you and your family. Reach out and let us know – [email protected] and join us for our Fall Caucus on Saturday, November 4th from 1:00-4:00 PM Eastern.