Sermon Videos

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on August 2, 2020 by Randy Dryer. Randy Dryer is an Attorney, Professor of the Honors Program at The University of Utah

Click here for the pdf of slides from Randy's presentation

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on July 26, 2020 by NKenna Onwuzuruoha. NKenna Onwuzuruoha is the Outreach Coordinator for Write Here, Westminster College community writing center, and is a doctoral student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the U of U. She is a facilitator for the YWCA Woke Words project

From Nkenna Onwuzuruoha:
Listed below are the publications I referenced in my presentation, and the Salt Lake Tribune article, “Trying to better understand racism? Here’s what four black Utahns suggest you read.” https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2020/06/07/trying-better-understand/  Email me at  if you’d like a copy of my presentation. 
 
Further Reading Suggestions:
Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain. Alfred A. Knopf, 1953.  Cleage, Pearl. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs. Atria Books, 2014.  Davis, Angela. “Reflections on The Black Woman's Role in the Community of Slaves.” The Black Scholar, vol. 3, no. 4, 1971, pp. 2–15. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41203704 Giovanni, Nikki. Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement. W. Morrow, 1979.  Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. Words of Fire: an Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. The New Press, 1996.  Jess, Tyehimba. Olio. Wave Books, 2016.  Sensoy, Özlem, and Robin J. DiAngelo. Is Everyone Really Equal?: an Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. Teachers College Press, 2017.  Suddler, Carl. Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York. New York University Press, 2019.  Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose. Harcourt, 2004. Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing: a Novel. Scribner, 2018. Williamson-Lott, Joy Ann. Black Power on Campus: the University of Illinois, 1965-75. University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on July 19, 2020 by Vicki Bennett. Vicki Bennett is the Director for the Department of Sustainability, Salt Lake City Government

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on July 12, 2020 by Michelle Quist. Michelle is a Columnist and Lawyer working at the Salt Lake Tribune.

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on June 28, 2020 by Paisley Rekdal, Utah's Poet Laureate and Professor at the University of Utah Department of English

Service for June 21, 2020
Rev. Tom Goldsmith
Rev. Monica Dobbins
Amanda Esko, Director of Religious Educaiton
David Owens-Lupu, Director of Music
Service for June 14, 2020
Rev. Tom Goldsmith
Rev. Monica Dobbins - Flower Communion 
Amanda Esko - Director of Religious Education
Music: David Owens-Lupu - Music Director, Tristan Moore

Service for June 7, 2020  Everything Possible. Five Utah Unitarian Universalist congregations share the efforts made in their own communities in pursuit of the inherent worth, dignity and inclusion of those who are LGBTQ+.

Service for May 31st, 2020
Rev. Tom Goldsmith
Rev. Monica Dobbins
Amanda Esko, Director of Religious Education
Music: David Owens-Lupu, Music Director