Thrive with DRUUMM: A call for BIPOC Youth and Young Adults (YaYA)

Youth and Young Adults (YaYA) of Color have a long history in Unitarian Universalism. Over the last forty years our community has organized and developed around a desire for more meaningful, multicultural, and authentic faith formation and faith in action experiences in our liberal religious faith. Today we rise on the shoulders of ancestors who have co-created fellowship, worship, and social justice through DRUUMM and the UUA to seek fresh feedback and wisdom on where our YaYA ministry may grow into the future.

We invite Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth, emerging and young adults, and religious professionals who serve BIPOC YaYA to share with us via a joint survey we are conducting through May 10th, 2024. Your presence and contributions are valued in Unitarian Universalism, we want to hear from you!

Optionally for those who complete the survey, we are seeking a small group of interested BIPOC YaYA and religious professionals of color to participate in a summer convening this August 8-11, 2024 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Selected participants will be a part of a facilitated convening and visioning session alongside our denominational organizers. Stipends are available.

Our Thrive with DRUUMM YaYA Convening is co-hosted by the UUA’s Thrive Program that is part of the LIfespan Faith Engagement office, and DRUUMM, Unitarian Universalism’s oldest and largest People of Color and anti-racism ministry. Thrive is the UUA’s ongoing initiatives for BIPOC youth and emerging adult empowerment and identity formation. 

Click here to complete our BIPOC YaYA Survey by May 10th, 2024.

For more information please contact:

Nico Van Ostrand, UUA Lifespan Faith Education – [email protected]

Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, DRUUMM Community Ministry – [email protected]