News and Announcements
For the health and well-being of our community, the St Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF) will not be holding in-person services until further notice. Our Sunday Services currently are held over Zoom. Join us at:
ZOOM link: https://fusmpls.zoom.us/j/9636944471
Meeting ID: 963 694 4471
Call in via phone: 312 626 6799
2022 Annual Pledge Drive
SCUUF is holding our Annual 2022 Pledge Drive. Please consider making a contribution to invest in our future and to ensure the success of our fellowship. Click here for more information and to pledge. On behalf of our fellowship, thank you!
SCUUFers attend Cultural Jambalaya event
Cultural Jambalaya held its annual fundraiser on October 21 in Minneapolis. The event supported the nonprofit’s work to provide educators with creative multimedia resources to address the critical need for global education in our schools. Cultural Jam’s videos bring the world into the classroom with free content and lesson plans that improve students’ global awareness and cross-cultural understanding. The organization was founded by Gail Shore, who serves as executive director. www.CulturalJam.org.
Rev. Kelli led SCUUF’s first in-person service since the pandemic began in early 2021. It was wonderful – and a bit overwhelming — to gather with (and hug) our fellow members, whose faces we’d only seen over Zoom. Thanks to Leann French and Bruce Fillipi for hosting our outdoor service at their beautiful home; to Joe Snyder for playing the hammered dulcimer; to Maaren Spears and her Wandering Fires pizza wagon for providing lunch; and as always, to Gary Noren for bringing his camera.
What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
On Sunday, June 20, 2021, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) leader, Shona Ramchandani, founder of Chrysalis Consulting Collaborative, spoke to SCUUF about how we can become better at showing authentic appreciation for the broad diversity of the human race and our interconnectedness with all people and communities around the world. Her presentation provided a better understanding about the worth and dignity of every person by first recognizing that we all have inherent prejudices and how we need to constantly work to address them.
The three clever graphs below, provided by the University of Minnesota https://dei.extension.org/, illustrate in simple terms what is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all. To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.