The IBPOC Caucus is back! (IBPOC = Indigenous, Black, People of Colour)
After taking a break for the summer months, the IBPOC (aka BIPOC) caucus is meeting again, feeling rejuvenated and ready for the Fall.
We are continuing to share our lived experiences of being IBPOC in a White society, which is the main focus of our group. We are also discussing what else we would like to do. Ideas include inviting in refugees, IBPOC artists, or social justice organizations as guest speakers, and working with our “IBPOC+Allies” group to put on congregation-wide events such as Heritage celebrations, film nights, and FUNdraisers. (All in-person plans subject to the latest pandemic regulations of course).
October is Latin American Heritage Month. If you have ideas or could be involved to help plan and coordinate some events, please contact Mary firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently we have IBPOC members from UCV, Beacon, and North Shore congregations. We also have inquiries from Unitarians as far away as Victoria and Calgary. Some of our members have connected with the BIPOC caucus in Ontario and DRUUMM, the UUA People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective in the US. Zoom has been one of the bright spots in the Pandemic as it gave us the ability to bring individuals and small groups together despite the distance!
If you are a UU IBPOC and would like to join us, please contact Tamiko at email@example.com
If you are not IBPOC but would like to support IBPOC events and initiatives, contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org She will put your name on the IBPOC+Allies email group to be alerted when help is needed.