Black Lives of UU is pleased to announce a new initiative: #BLUUSupports!
This new program extends our goal of justice making and liberation through our faith by highlighting a different project, program or organization each month that aligns with our Unitarian Universalist principles and the principles of Black of Lives of UU.
We are excited to announce our very first #BLUUSupports designee for May 2018:
The Black Trans Prayer Book!
This incredible project is spearheaded by J Mase III and Lady Dane Figueroa is an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black TGNC contributors. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black TGNC People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black TGNC people and celebrating our place within faith.
What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.
Throughout the month of May 2018, expect additional opportunities to learn more about The Black Trans Prayer Book project and it's creators via our social media platforms. In the meantime, click below to listen to J Mase III and Lady Dane Figueroa share the story behind this visionary project.