What’s happening on campus?
Join us as we experiment with portraiture and self-portraiture using Zoom instead of a mirror! We’ll play with different methods of drawing, and—inspired by artists like Alexander Calder—will push the limits of drawing by employing nontraditional materials. You’re invited to have paper (or any other drawing support) and a variety of drawing/writing instruments. Nontraditional “drawing” materials might include yarn, wire, sand, and more!
How do lived experiences inform the art we make? How do television and film shape our realities? What is the spiritual, theological, and cultural impact of media representation of transgender people? Join United for a panel discussion on the Netflix documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. CST. The panel feature: Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media & Representation at GLAAD; Leigh Finke, Founder of Totally Gay Productions, producer, writer, documentary film maker, and journalist from St. Paul, MN; Rev. Debra J. Hopkins, Founder & Executive Director of There’s Still Hope in Charlotte, NC; and Justin Sabia-Tanis, Assistant Professor and Director of Social Transformation at United. The panel will be hosted by Max Brumberg-Kraus, Twin Cities artist, Digital Content Specialist, and United alum. This event will be recorded and made available as a podcast.
The United community is invited to join Dr. Ayo’s Buddhist Pastoral/Spiritual Care class on August 11th from 9:30 – 11 a.m. to hear the panel discussion “From Catholicism to Buddhism and Back Again, or Not.” Panelists include United students Kelly Casey, Daria Day, scottie hall, and Eileen Hanson. Many Buddhists in the US are converts to Buddhism, so what aspects of their root traditions do they bring to Buddhism? These panelists will describe how they understand the spiritual movements between Catholicism and the Buddhism(s) they practice now and discuss how we provide spiritual care to people informed by Catholicism and Buddhism? All are welcome.
Join Rev. Sara Smalley for an informal information session on a Wellspring group for United’s UU seminarians, Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Wellspring is a distinctly Unitarian
Looking for some inconsequential competition to spice up your week?! We’re changing things up at the arts lunch — join us for some virtual game playing! All you need is a piece of paper and a writing utensil.
If you’re curious about how chapels might run this fall, join Rev. Sara Smalley for a visioning session about the spiritual life of the United community on Wednesday, August 19, at 12:00 p.m. CST. We’ll talk about what we’re longing for, what we have time for, how we can show up for ourselves and each other. This is a visioning session only, not a working group, so please join in the conversation even if you’re not interested in leading or organizing a chapel.