The UUCMP Social Justice Committee  and Whites for Racial Equity invite you to a:

 Land Acknowledgement Conversation

With special guest, Louise Miranda Ramirez, Tribal Chairwoman, 

Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation

Saturday  February 25  9am-3pm

Live at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula

Everyone is Invited!

Maybe you’ve read or heard about An Indigenous History of the US by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz.  Maybe you’ve heard about national Indigenous issues.  Find out more about how that history and those current events are connected to our local history, our land, and how you can get connected too.    In this gathering we’ll learn more about slavery at local missions, as well as what happened in the post-mission and termination eras.  We’ll discuss land acknowledgement: process, local research, resources, current issues, and possible local/personal  actions.  A light cold lunch (potluck invited, but not required) and short walk around the church are included. Recommended reading:  Bad Indians by Deborah Miranda, a creative combination of memoir, poetry, and information) and Braided Sweetgrass (traditional inspiration and education toward reciprocity with the land) by  Robin Wall Kimmerer.  Shared copies are available through libraries and the coordinator (see below).  A reparation donation will be requested.

Contact coordinator Karen Brown  (UUCMP/WRE) to register or ask questions:  karenb1115@yahoo.com 831-917-2042