October 5: Meeting People Where They Are

Presented by: Jen Blair, Guest Speaker

In a world that often appears divided by ideology, how can we recover the lost art of civility and truly engage with people and ideas that are different?

Having the attitude and skills to truly engage doesn’t mean we will all agree or that every moment is a kumbaya moment. But meaningful change can’t come from shrill social media fights or constantly being aggrieved and offended – or from constant attack, because studies show that making someone feel defensive is the quickest way to make sure that we are NOT heard.

As individuals, we are each walking a unique path that is greatly influenced by our own life experience. Finding common ground is most beneficial to all of us.

Join us and special Guest Jen Blair as she discusses some of her experiences with Mama Dragons as it relates to the important subject of dialogue, engaging, and social justice work.
Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is usually available.