Anti-Racism as Spiritual Practice

Summer 2020 was a moment of racial reckoning. Black people, along with allies, took to the streets to protest police brutality and anti-Black racism. However, with those months of intense activism behind us, those committed to social justice must ask “What do we do now?”. It is easy to lose energy and purpose in the struggle against white supremacy. As Unitarians, committed to this struggle, it is important that we continue to engage and support anti-racism work through spiritual practice.

Guest Speaker Donovan Hayden is a Black activist, storyteller, and artist. He is currently a MA student in Theatre & Performance Studies at York University in Toronto.  He spent the last year in Pittsburgh, PA, where he participated in the Black Lives Matter protests after the murder of George Floyd. Through his experiences, Donovan has had the opportunity to engage with Unitarians and anti-racism work on both sides of the border. He remains committed to using theatre and activism to achieve black liberation and dismantle white supremacy.